Presenting the updated Vertex Battery Power Supply V2, A Better Way to Feed Your Battery-powered Pedals.

If you use vintage battery-powered pedals like a Fuzz, Overdrive, or Wah, you're familiar with two things: their responsiveness and how quickly the batteries run out. That said, players don't like taking their boards apart to change batteries all the time, so most opt to give up tone and performance for the convenience of a modern pedalboard power supply.

With the Vertex Effects Battery Power Supply, it's possible to get the improved tone with those pedals using 9V batteries with the convenience of a modern power supply.

Load the Vertex Battery Power Supply with four Carbon 9V batteries, connect it to the power inlet, and get rocking! This power supply is intended for use with vintage overdrives, distortions, fuzzes, and wah pedals. But that doesn't mean you can't use select modern pedals. With this power supply on your board, you won't have to tear your pedalboard apart each time a battery dies. Instead, you can spend more time doing what you love — playing through your effects.

How does it work?
On the surface, the Vertex Effects Battery Power Supply may seem like a super-simple device. However, there's a very brilliant thought behind the design and serious processing power under the hood. The Vertex Effects Battery Power Supply system takes advantage of the nature of carbon batteries. Usually labeled as "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" at dollar stores, carbon batteries can't feed huge amounts of current to a pedal. When your overdrive needs to draw a lot of power, the battery experiences a drop in voltage and a restriction in current that's very similar to how rectifier tubes or power transformers react with a burst of signal sending them into ear-pleasing clipping.

How fast will I run through batteries?
Don't worry: you won't burn through batteries with the Vertex Effects Battery Power Supply. Vertex thought of that, too. All you need to do is connect an outlet from your power supply to the input of the Vertex Battery Power supply. This will power the built-in Active Current Sensing technology that automatically shuts off the battery outputs when it notices that the rest of your pedalboard is turned off and unplugged from the AC adapter. (While you can use it in standalone mode, Vertex recommends that you use it in conjunction with another pedalboard power supply.)

How do I know it's for me?
The Vertex Effects Battery Power Supply is intended for vintage pedals and boutique re-creations modeled after them. However, there are certain modern pedals that can benefit from using this system! Verifying if your pedal could benefit from 9V battery power is easy. Simply connect it to a standard power supply and turn the effect on. Next, unplug the power cable from the effect and watch how quickly the LED light turns off. If the pedal turns off immediately, it's a good match for the Vertex Effects Battery Power Supply. If your pedal turns off slowly, you can still use it with the Battery Power Supply, but it will have the same "sag" in performance.
The Guitar Sanctuary

The Guitar Sanctuary

Brand New
10 Years
The Guitar Sanctuary
Brian Meader
McKinney, TX
1:50 AM
Store Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 6pm

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We ship most any order placed before 3pm CDT Tuesday through Friday the same day. Orders placed Saturday-Monday will ship the following Tuesday. For new products we will only ship to delivery addresses within the United States. Most pedals are shipped via Priority Mail. Guitars and Amplifiers are shipped via UPS Ground. Other shipping methods are available. Please contact prior to placing your order for shipping cost quotations to your delivery address.

The Guitar Sanctuary does accept returned items as long as arrangements are made for such within 48 hours of purchase/receipt. Returned items MUST be in the original condition and packing (including owner’s manual, un-used warranty card, any other items that came with the item) in order to qualify for a refund. No refunds are available for “special” ordered guitars or amplifiers (items that were not in stock, but rather ordered per the customers request. The customer is responsible for all freight charges and credit card processing fees incurred in the course of the sale. We cannot refund freight charges. The Guitar Sanctuary will charge a 20% restocking fee for returned effects pedals and amplifiers and a 10% restocking fee for Guitars. The only exceptions are for products that are defective.  Please only purchase an item after you are certain it is right for you! Layaway: You can lay-a-way any product for a maximum of three months. Lay-a-way requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. We will not be able to ship the item until it is paid for in full and as a lay-a-way purchase, does not qualify for the 48 hour approval policy. International Sales: We can ship most guitars and other products internationally. We prefer money orders, cashier’s checks, or bank wire transfers in U.S. dollars. Shipping quotes are only valid for 48 hours. Please consult with your local officials about taxes, duties, currency exchange rates, etc.