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Quick question regarding powering my pickups ...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mlbarlow, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. mlbarlow


    Apr 26, 2005
    Plattsburgh, NY
    Alright, this may be a silly question ... my apologies. Does my 9-volt wear down if I leave my bass plugged in on a stand when I'm not playing? I've got a bass that is only a few months old and battery already died. Admittedly, this is a recent practice, of leaving my bass plugged in, and I'm wondering if that's the problem.

  2. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Yes. It's always drawing power when the cord is plugged in. That's why your battery died so quickly.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup. When your cord is in the jack, it completes the circuit and the bass draws power