Battery Life in Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JFN, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. JFN

    JFN Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    I recently got a Fender Jazz Amer Dlx V FMT with the 18 volt power supply. I was wondering if anyone knows what the battery life is typically with this bass (# hours use) or how often people change their batteries. I would hate to have it go dead during a set.

    Also, can the bass be played in passive mode with the batteries dead or are you SOL. Thanks for your help.

  2. Dead batteries means you won't be playing your bass. Typically batteries should last quite a while, at least a few months. Just keep an extra battery in your gig bag and you will be covered, or replace it every 2-3 months if you are concerned with it going dead mid-gig.
  3. I replace mine every two months without fail, that way I never have to worry, even though I have an active/passive switch. You will be SOL with yours, so prevention is best! Always use alkiline, never be tempted to use regular batteries as they have a diminishing voltage over their lifespan. Alkilines maintain their voltage for their lifespan.