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How long will the battery last?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SquierBender, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. SquierBender


    Oct 22, 2009
    I was wondering how long the battery will last in a squier deluxe jazz bass. Also, is there some kind of computer in the bass? :confused: Thanks.
  2. Yea there's an iMac inside.:p

  3. :eyebrow:

    There is a preamp inside.

    The batteries should last a very long time.
    Only a couple of milliamps of current are being drawn.
  4. The above is true providing you don't leave the lead plugged into your basses jack. The jack acts effectively as an on/off switch for the pre-amp, so when the lead is plugged in it turns on the pre-amp and when it is removed from the bass it turns it off.

  5. Just change batteries in your guitar every January 1st, regardless of the amount of hours you've put on it, and you'll never have to worry.
  6. Yes.

    The negative terminal of the battery is connected to the ring terminal of the jack, so that when a mono guitar cable is inserted, the cable shorts the ring terminal out to the sleeve. Since the sleeve is grounded, and the preamp has a connection to ground, this completes the circuit to provide the preamp with battery power.

    FWIW, IIRC, some of the early Stingray basses did not have the stereo jacks to switch the battery on and off. The preamp stayed on 24/7...

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