Learned something about active pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by QORC, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    East Coast
    I hadn't owned an active pickup bass until I bought a Spector Rebop 5 in december.

    Don't leave it plugged in when you've stopped practicing.

    I didn't realize it run down the battery. Took it out for a gig a couple of weeks ago, during the first song of a 3 song medley, the sound started to cut out. I panicked. Connection? My wireless?

    No the battery was dead. And I really needed a 5 string that set. Took the sound guy 3 songs to get the battery changed. Not good.

    valuable lesson learned. What a dufus!
  2. Yep, a lesson well learned.

    It is, of course, the same situation if you leave a battery driven pedal with an instrument lead plugged in. Bad news if you aren't expecting it - particularly at a gig. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  3. ireidt


    Mar 6, 2005
    lol yea, true about both of those thigns, the acoutic guitarist in one of the bands I play in uses effect pedals in the songs ( payes a 12 string acoustc electric ) and one of them can die and the sound will stillc ome out, the other one dies ( which is the one that did ) and no sound, good thing it was the last song... :p