sound difference between 9V and 18V

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FalsehoodBass, May 28, 2002.

  1. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    ok, i have a bartolini preamp installed on my bass w/ a bart triple coil. It is a 9v system right now and it sounds cool. To make it an 18V would only take a little soildering but i'm wondering if it would be worth my time. My question is this, what difference would an 18V system make to my sound. I'm not distorting right now, so headroom isn't a concern.. other than headroom, is there any difference?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Probably not.
  3. I'm sure, depending on your ear, you could hear some type of difference. Seeing as some pros can tell if there's a different kind of battery in their bass or effects unit. Though I doubt there would be any real difference, you'd just be convincing yourself that there was a difference.
    Frankly, I'd say forget it, I don't think it'll matter whether your bass is 9V, 18V 96V. Personally, I'd save time, work, and money on batteries and leave it as it is.