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Question about my Japanese Jaguar

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by The_Kid_Salami, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. The_Kid_Salami


    Apr 1, 2019
    I just got a Fender Jaguar from Japan, my first active bass. I've heard the battery starts to drain when it's plugged in on active basses. Since this has an active/passive switch will the battery drain if it's plugged in, but the switch is set to passive?
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The circuit will still be engaged, even with the switch in the passive position.

    The action that completes the circuit is pushing the plug in, where it connects the (-) lead of the battery to chassis ground.

    It is possible to wire a switch to disconnect the battery, but it would require another pole & it would probably cause noise when being turned on/off. So, it's not normally done that way.

    One more thing, your bass has passive pickups & what makes it active is having a pre-amp.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
  3. The_Kid_Salami


    Apr 1, 2019

    Great answer. That makes sense. Thanks!
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