I will be very unprecise, but I would say "not long"! Mine ran out of juice after a few hours playing it. It did contribute to make me buy a Power Supply for my pedals (my Wampler Velvet Fuzz needs quite a lot of juice also).
It is great for taking to jams where the back-line is funky, but it's not always possible to find an outlet. I've been taking mine to jams and didn't check the battery before I took it to the gig.
I was just wondering what other users were experiencing.
I use batteries for backup ONLY and keep them in my gig bag. What I did was purchase a two outlet surge protector, one outlet for my amp and one for my nano pedal board that I use a Cioks Adam with. If there is one outlet at any given venue I'm good to go.
As for the Zdrive or any other pedal having poor battery life I've learned never to rely on batteries. Also, a pedal can't at all be judged by its appetite for batteries. Just my opinion.
I have been using mine as a stand alone pedal around the house. Always unplug the input when not in use. A fresh, new Duracell last me about 2 weeks each. I was surprised it went through the first one so quick.
Not an issue on a powered pedalboard...but..it eats battery's for breakfast, but man does it sound great!
Enough amps, cabs, guitars, too many pedals...and not near enough time!!
I have been daisy chaining it. Not too noisy either!
DR Z Z-Lux in the house & 7 other Zs gone but not forgotten. Friedman Runt 20 Head w/2 1X12 Creamback cabs Don Grosh RC 22 years old ,w/ Lindy Fralin pups. PRS McCarty Singlecut 594 semi hollow Wood library
"Z" Steve: Great amps Frank those Hi Walts!
Jan 30, 2020 8:57:35 GMT -7
BritInvasion: That's a good one Steve!
Feb 1, 2020 9:01:39 GMT -7
runninwiththerevil (Matthew): Puking kid. Oh boy. Glad I was done jamming. Another three minutes and there would have been projectile on the Maz JR!
Feb 1, 2020 20:16:01 GMT -7
roscoenyc: weedala weedala weedala
Feb 4, 2020 6:45:42 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Whenever I see the phrase "clean pedal platform" I'm filled with sadness about the real tube amp joy that could have been.
Feb 8, 2020 8:42:49 GMT -7
The Half Strudel: But my distortion pedal just doesn't sound good without a lot of headroom...
Feb 10, 2020 10:47:02 GMT -7
The Half Strudel: And if you are a consenting adult we want you to call today in Los Angeles, the number is Richmond9-6935, in Downey it's 347-8932. Call it direct, Call it collect, But call it today
Feb 14, 2020 22:03:58 GMT -7
walt: I almost bought a 50 watt HiWalt head back in 88-went to the bank machine and someone swooped in and got it first,it sounded great...
Feb 17, 2020 18:46:58 GMT -7
roscoenyc: I tried. Oh well.
Feb 27, 2020 7:07:44 GMT -7
T-R☼CK ♫: Come back when you get some 'spurence, son.
Feb 27, 2020 8:25:56 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Hey, I'm internetin' my a** off over here.
Feb 27, 2020 8:47:13 GMT -7