You’ve heard this before. If you want the cleanest power possible, batteries are the way to go. They are isolated, clean DC power, but they’re also bad for the environment. Anything that is thrown away is just a bad idea. For all effects pedals, I recommend using some sort of multi-power DC supply. Recently, Mr. Black Pedals has taken a stance on different types of DC supplies, and I think its a great argument.
All I want to say here is that batteries are just a bad idea for more than one reason, and that’s why I don’t bother putting room for them in our pedals. Batteries are,
- Bad for the Environment
- More Expensive in the long run
- Less Reliable & Easily Drained if Left Connected
- Always in a state of Partially Drained
- So, so uncool.
And so, instead of leaving room for a dying power source (get it? dying…battery!) in our products, we’ve left that space open for adding features in the future as the part of the Soft-Touch Bypass board that is in every effect we make. Future products will have effects loops, expression controls and remote I/O.