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Changing batteries for active pups.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by just Kesh., Jul 22, 2008.


  1. just Kesh.

    just Kesh.

    Dec 17, 2006
    So I have some active pick-ups that are in need of some new batteries.
    Is there any brand/type of 9v batteries that works best for pick-ups?
    The bass is a 5 string Ibanez btb with barteloni pick-ups, if that matters.
     
  2. Fli

    Fli

    Apr 30, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    9v is 9v. So any brand that fits will work the same. Just don't use rechargeable batteries. There might be a certain brand that fits your bass better than others though - 9v batteries are surprisingly not all the same size.
     
  3. dj150888

    dj150888

    Feb 25, 2008
    Belfast, Ireland
    Any of the more expensive brands, duracell, energiser etc etc, are going to be MUCH better than cheaping out on them. You're much less likely to have one of those die in the middle of a set than the cheap "5 for $1" types
     
  4. Joeykun

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    Jun 22, 2007
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  5. wld3

    wld3

    Jun 22, 2008

    I use all sorts of brands in my remote control, my wireless mouse, etc. but I only use Duracell in my bass.


     
  6. Baldwin

    Baldwin Guest

    Jul 31, 2007
    Duracell Procells in particular are a good choice - they don't seem to die suddenly like many mid-range brands, you'll be able to tell when they're past their best quite easily.
     
  7. kyral210

    kyral210

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester
    Just a good quality battery for a long battery life. That is it.
     
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