Red Rooster Power Supply?

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Red Rooster Power Supply?

Post by yomaha » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:49 pm

Hello,

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good power supply for the Red Rooster. I bought mine in 2008, and f'n love it, but it chomps batteries and the amount of fuzz drops off pretty quick once the 9v gets low.

thanks in advance,

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Post by devnulljp » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:46 pm

Shouldn't be using batteries that quickly -- are you unplugging when not in use? Think I've had the same battery in mine for a year.
Works fine off a onespot/PP2 type power supply though.

(I'd be kinda worried if it was producing fuzz in the first place seeing as it's a treble booster :hihi: )
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Post by jetofuj » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:54 pm

I might be wrong, but isn't it +9V in opposite to -9V (like most pedals)?
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Post by devnulljp » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:03 pm

I think so, so it'll work as long as you don't daisy chain it.
PP2+ comes with a reverse polarity adapter too.
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Re: Red Rooster Power Supply?

Post by Funky Druid » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:05 pm

What trannie has this Rooster?
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Re: Red Rooster Power Supply?

Post by yomaha » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:41 pm

Funky Druid wrote:What trannie has this Rooster?
John5?
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Re: Red Rooster Power Supply?

Post by King Cactus Crusher » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:48 pm

It will go through more batteries if it's one of the RRs with an LED but it shouldn't eat through them like a delay or anything.

If your RR is from 2008 it probably has a NPN transistor, which means you can use a regular, negative-ground power supply and daisy chain if you want to.

The "chicken head" ones without an LED and the newer ones are PNP (+ ground) so they can cause problems when daisy chaining.
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Post by yomaha » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:52 pm

thx for the reply. Honestly, I usually don't unplug it entirely from the signal chain when I'm done (lazy)...which I agree drains it faster. I heard good things about the onespot. I'll try that now that I know it's +9 and PP2+ has a reverse polarity adapter. That's the info I needed.

And oh yeah - that's true, it's not a fuzz...my technical prowess rears its beastly head again!

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Re: Red Rooster Power Supply?

Post by yomaha » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:55 pm

[quote=The "chicken head" ones without an LED and the newer ones are PNP (+ ground) so they can cause problems when daisy chaining.[/quote]


I just saw this message. Mine has the LED and the round knobs (no chicken heads).

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Post by stratguy23 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:28 am

Not to thread jack, but I just got a brand new Red Rooster from Downstroke. I really like it so far, but I don't wanna blow it up, so should I use the reverse polarity cable or a regular one? Thanks!
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