I was really curious about the ZÃœE Engineering Backpack Power supplies. A very interesting, and insanely simple solution and tool to help with power and your pedals. In a nutshell, it’s a 9V battery adapter that plugs directly into your standard 9V DC power supply on the majority of the pedals out there. As I mentioned in the original post, at first I was puzzled. Why wouldn’t you just put a battery in the pedal? Well, it’s not that simple. Where these can come in real handy is when things go bad with your normal power. I’ve had personal experience with this in rooms with crazy power causing massive noise to certain pedals. If I had these, I could have disconnected them from power and easily powered them without removing the pedals from my board. It’s a great tool to have in the ‘just-in-case’ box!
During that post, I was really curious what people would think… and I wasn’t surprised that many of you felt the same was as I. One thing that came up, that I didn’t think about was the micro pedals that only have external power. Having an external battery to power these up can be handy while trying out pedals.. or if you run out of power plugs on your Voodoo Lab power supply.
Now, the great people at ZÃœE Engineering gave me 2 full packs. Well, I want one for myself.. that’s for sure, but for the other pack (pack of 3 individual backpack power units), I decided to split it up and those give away. So here are the winners:
Michael P. in Phoenix, AZ
Nathan S. in Opelika, AL
Kirk B. in Auburn, CA
Congrats guys! Units went to the post office yesterday, so they should be there tomorrow! Please come back and let us know what you think!
Please be sure to check out ZÃœE Engineering!
Also, speaking of give aways, the Idiot Box Effects Blower Box Give Away is still happening. Don’t miss out on this one!
7 years ago
Thank you Hank. I have a chorus pedal that I like to use when I play Mandolin or Acoustic Guitar at church. The bummer was that rather than schlepping my pedal board when I’m just using one of those instruments DI’d into the board, I would just take the chorus. What sucked was having to unscrew the four screws and put a battery in it; I’d then reverse that when done. Now I just pull it off the board and use this cool little gizmo to jack the battery power into the power port. I’m sure I’ll find other uses (like the one I was thinking about when I entered and don’t recall right now) as time goes on. I’m going to buy a few of these to give to my guitar and bass spanking friends as Christmas stocking stuffer. Again, muchÃsimas gracias ‘mano.Reply