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Major battery drain problem

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Nocturnal, Mar 29, 2003.


  1. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    My daughters bass (Samick sakb6690 I think) has gone thru 2 batteries since buying it about 2 months ago. I figured that the first one was just a cheap battery that came with the bass, so no big deal. But now the new one is dead. I know about the "don't leave the cord plugged into the bass" thing, but thats not the case. Is it a bad wiring job that could be causing it? Thanks for any help you can give me. Andy
     
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    It could be a bad wiring job. Basically, it sounds like the preamp is finding a way to drain battery power at all times. Normally, the battery ground is completed using the sleeve of a mono plug. If the ground is being made some other way, the battery can be drained at all times.
     
  3. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    Thanks FBB! I'll take it in to be checked out.