You know what they should make?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jenderfazz, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Jacks that have an on/off switch, so we can keep our active basses plugged in and not kill batteries. Unless they already do exist... if so, excuse this message. Just tell me where I can find em! :D
  2. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Active basses don't have to be wired that way; most people just think it's nicer-looking than having an extra switch. You could use a regular mono jack and wire a switch to turn the battery on and off. I'm sure you could find a schematic.
  3. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    i feel ya man, i hate that. i know they have cables that turn off, but i dont think that "turnoffable" jacks exist. some basses you can just switch from active to passive and it'll just not drain yr juice, but not my bass and i guess not yours!
    if you find out how to do that, let us know!
  4. Hrm...well, get a switch and figure out some way to have it when you turn it off, it moves the wires away from one part of the battery to cut off the circuit, then when u turn it on, it moves the wires back to the battery to complete it...course that isnt as easy as i make it out to be and ill consider anyone here at TB that accomplishes that a genius...i recommend finding some cheap bass to practice on ~ Tyler
  5. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    My calculator turns itself off if I don't use it for a few minutes, to save the battery. Wouldn't it be cool if basses did that too..........
  6. Wouldnt it be cool if everything was as simple as that? Nice calculator btw...
  7. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    That reminds me, I need to go back to school shopping. What kind of calculator is it?
  8. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I do believe I'm being made fun of.... either way:-

    A quick poll of the office reveals 7 different models of calculator. All have that nifty feature whereby they turn themselves off. So there :)
  9. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    I'm sorry, just couldn't resist:D
  10. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Didnt Fender do something similar to this with an active/passive push/pull switch? I may be wrong.

  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    The Marcus Miller signature jazz has an on/off switch.
  12. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Doesn't it take a LONG time to drain the battery if the bass is just sitting there? It seems sort of like overkill to me for for a day in the studio, or a few hours at a gig / practice. Just another thing to break.
  13. masaru


    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    Seriously! Does it take any longer to pull a plug than flick a switchH How much trouble is it to unplug the thing, put it in the stand and plug it back in when when the set break is over??? That has got to be the epitome of laziness...:rolleyes: :D
  14. My mom is takin me shoppin for school stuff this week or somethin like dat :/ I'll have to look into one of those calculators...or...what kinda calculator would u recommend for geometry?
  15. Haha, masaru. Yeah, I'm lazy. But it's annoying, because very often, I don't sit down and play bass constantly for an hour. I play in intervals of 5 minutes, every half hour or whatever. And my jack got bent because it's always dragging on the floor between play. But whatever, can't a guy dream?
  16. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Which is why the thing should turn itself off like my calculator does :)

    I've been caught out by shoving my bass into it's gig bag with the wireless reciever still attached (I've got one of those tiny Samson Airlines). It's not that Im too lazy to unplug it, but you're often packing up while distracted by drunk punters, or friends, and if you're lucky, a pretty girl. So I turn up the the next gig with a flat bettery in both the bass and the wireless. I always carry spares..........
  17. Hey Pete -

    Have you thought about wiring that calculator up to your bass?

  18. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    You're not gonna believe this. I just opend my desk draw to use my calculator and it's GONE! I'll betya some cliptomaniac secretary swiped it because the battery on hers keeps going flat.

    I'll be back in a minute, I'm about to roam the office and steal it back...........
  19. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Found it on the receptionist's desk, right next to an unopened chocolate bar - I took em both :)
  20. bentem


    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    Oh god, geometry, that son of a bitch. You usually dont even need a calculator. Then again,. you dont really need geometry either.:D