External Power Supply for Highlander?

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External Power Supply for Highlander?

Postby guitarman63mm » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:03 am

I bought a Johnson tricone recently used, with a magnophonic highlander already installed.
I contacted highlander and; well, read it yourself.

"Hello Jimmy,

Thank you for choosing a Highlander pickup. Your tricone does need our
External Power supply to run its pickup and preamp system. We can sell you
the External Power supply, which consists of a 12-foot stereo cable and an
External Box for holding the battery outside of the guitar for $85. The
retail price is normally $120.00. We do not have much of a mark-up on it,
so by the time you buy the connectors and box and stereo cable, you might
not be saving much.

Please feel free to contact us toll-free at 888-658-1819 if you would like
to order it.

Best regards,

Holly Martino
General Manager
http://www.highlanderpickups.com
"



My question for you guys is this~Couldn't I just make my own power supply for my pup?
I command a basic knowledge of electronics (I do all my own wiring, make effects in my downtime, etc.) so I'm quite certain that this can't be beyond my limits.
Is it just applying voltage to a stereo connection, and in the process, making the output signal mono?
Because if that happens to be the case, $85 is ludicrous.



If any of you would care to open yours and show the guts, I'd be grateful.Thanks for any help guys.
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Re: External Power Supply for Highlander?

Postby rustyslide » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:17 pm

I don't have one to help you, but it doesn't sound too hard.
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