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Sterling SUB owners...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dbt25677, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Dbt25677


    Jun 9, 2013
    (not a club)

    Hi, I'm about to get a SUB Ray4 (for Christmas :D) and I know it's an active bass, so what do you have to do to not use the battery when not playing?
    Like when I'm done playing for the day, and I set it down, what can I do which may leave the battery running and use up all the power in the battery?

  2. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

    Just unplug the guitar lead from the output jack. I don't own one of these basses but all of my active basses have the output socket of the bass wired so that the battery is switched on when you plug your signal cable into the bass.

    I would be amazed if the Sub was any different
  3. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Unplug it just like most other active basses. Every active bass I've owned is like that. The battery will last a long time if you remember to unplug it. Many unplug between sets at a gig and during practice breaks.
  4. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Yeah, just don't leave it plugged in overnight, and you'll be fine... I change the batteries on my actives twice a year, when the clocks change - but have gotten a year out of them without any trouble... Those basses offer alot of bang for the buck - I hope it works out for you... Buy used, and you're way ahead of the game...

    - georgestrings
  5. Dbt25677


    Jun 9, 2013
    Alright, thanks for the responses.