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Hi all. Im just wondering whats the story with gear bought from the U.S. Do guitar/bass pedals use a 9 volt battery? And whats the power supply on amps? Would it affect the pedal? Im thinking of buying gear over the internet as it is ridiculously expensive here in New Zealand.But here the power ratings are different.

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You'll be fine with the 9V batteries. That's what most all of the pedals use.

 

You have 220V/50Hz power, though. All US amplifiers run on 110V/60Hz. Some do have a switch on the back to select either power source. You may have to change the power cord or get an adapter to plug into your wall socket, though. The wall socket power will have no effect on the 9V pedals.

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Originally posted by paostby:

The wall socket power will have no effect on the 9V pedals.

Unless he wants to use a 9v adapter...
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you can get 9V adapters even in NZ. It'd pay to put some filter caps or an inductive choke to get rid of noise if you're using cheap pedals and a cheap power supply.
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