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Battery Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PipeRain, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. PipeRain

    PipeRain Operator Of Pointy Basses

    Dec 4, 2012
    I have actives in all my basses, and use a wireless, and have for as long as I have been playing. If I load everything up at once, it would take 11 batteries. After playing with the same types of rigs for almost 20 years I got bit by the "Bad out of the box" battery issue for the first time at rehearsal last Thursday. I have been using Eveready's or Duracell's for the most part, outside a time where I used rechargeables for a while. I am a fastidious battery changer, batteries in the wireless get changed weekly (Which is usually about 5-6 hours of use) and batteries in the basses get swapped out about every six months.

    My question is, is there a battery out there that is higher quality than the standard stuff you pick up at local retailers, or does everyone just buy a bucketful of off the rack 9 volts and call it good?
  2. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Engergizer Advanced Lithium 9v batteries. Only about twice the cost as regular alkaline batteries. I haven't used them (my pedalboard has a power supply), but the description on Home Depot's website says they're "Ideal for use in professional audio devices".