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Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by DiMarco, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I use a power supply for all my pedals.
     
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    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    At home I do to.....but I was thinking this would be good for the Bass also
     
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    That's what I'm hoping: that it will be useful for checking the batteries in an onboard preamp. I could see that being very handy.
     
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    Incoming: 1991 Streamer Stage II 4 :D

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  5. DiMarco

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    I think you would be better off getting a multi-meter, they are more reliable and you can buy the pocket versions that hardly take up any room in your case for half the price that you pay for one of those testers.
     
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    Yeah i thought about that, but this has a 1/4 jack......easy peasy
     
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    I can understand your point RIP, it's just that a multi-meter can find faults on amplifiers, guitar looms, fuses etc etc. A multi-meter is not a one trick pony it has a variety of uses which makes it more than handy!
     
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    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    Very true....

    I was just sold on the convenience.....hopefully it works okay

    We'll see
     
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    Fingers crossed RIP........! But with all battery checks you are supposed to isolate the battery from the source before testing it,and that is what puts me off those testers.
     
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    It should be a handy tool. When you connect it it should connect the battery to the preamp circuit so you can see if it holds voltage properly under load. But you need to have left the bass disconnected for a while before you test, just like you would with a multimeter, so that the battery gets a chance to go back to whatever voltage it can hold at that moment.
     
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    So it works....and it works pretty good

    It also can check batteries before installation on the side.

    Also checks AA, rechargeable and Carbon Zinc batteries

    To put it to the test on my Streamer, I checked the battery that was in it for like 6 months, it read 8.4V, took a new battery checked it before installation it read 9.5V, installed it, and it read 9.6V.......not perfect but close enough

    Not bad for $20.00

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    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    So I finally used this last night, and for $200.00 new I couldn't be happier.....it sounds great!

    At over 50 lbs its a little on the heavy side but nothing a hand truck cant solve.

    Anyone looking for a new cab for cheap , I definitely be looking at Peavey

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    Not bad RIP!........So you can also test 9 and 1.5 v batteries externally, which is an upgrade from the older models.
     
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    Yeah.....I was pleasantly surprised.

    It will never replace a multimeter, but not to bad for $20.00
     
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    If it does the job RIP, that's all that matters!
     
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    Wow that stage II
     
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    mmm well I have gone a bit crazy of late...Like waay crazy..I moved to a very remote community and in my new job no longer pay rent so despite incredible fishing.. playing bass will take up a lot of my downtime (this is what I tell myself anyway). SOOOO my gear incoming list is stupid but lots of fun things ahead!

    Carvin B2000 Head. N.O.S at a very good price and 1300W@ 4 ohms through a cab that can hopefully handle it is going to be pretty epic!
    Darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra. Cannot wait!!
    Cioks Adam Link power supply
    Boss Gt-1b multi-effects. I don't have any other effects except tone shaping so I wanted something cool but cheaper to explore what I like/will use (delay, verb, etc)
    EMG BQC Preamp for my Spector- Electronics are loud and horrible-boost only rubbish and I'm really interested with all the tweaks this thing can do (cheap off ebay lol)
    EMG 45JAX's again horrible passives in my Spector so these will hopefully be cool. Looking forward to kitting it out because it is a very fun bass to play but the electronics are so buzzy and non-responsive. (cheap off Ebay)

    I was devastated to not be able to justify buying Lorenzo's incredible NT5. Such a great bass and bloke!! I really stuffed him around and he was so great to me. The cost of import duty and taxes plus shipping was close to 2/3 of the asking price of the bass and put it far over any equivalents in the market. Unfortunately I realised this after I had been saving for ages to buy it...ergh someone please buy this beauty!!

    Anyway so my final purchase and last for a very long time!! Is a 1994 Thumb NT6. There was two Nt6 thumbs for sale in the world at the time I bought this (one crazy expensive one in Japan) and it just so happened to be in Australia from a warwick collector selling his collection. It wasn't cheap but it is old and looks like it should. Goes in the post today!!

    Pics and thumb love to follow!
     
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    Incoming :) Warwick Alien 4 String from 2000 made in germany :)
     
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