Hi, all. I just got a Trace Elliot T-Bass 5 and there's an LED that goes on when I plug the bass in. The only other basses I've seen with that feature are cheaper Hohner basses. I'm also concerned that I'm losing some tone because the LED is feeding off the batteries (It's an 18 vold system). Should I have the LED removed? It has a nice visual appeal, but I'd get rid of it in a heartbeat if I got better battery efficiency and tone. Thanks.