#1
So, I got this LP with the 81/85 combo in it. I looked at the wiring and it all seemed really well and professionaly done but I was wondering somethng. When the battery goes dead, does it lose all it's gain? I was under the imprssion that it'll feedback and sound like ****, but mine on the high gain on the amp only gives me an ACDC type overdrive. I'm going to get a new battery tomorrow, but was really curious as the quick research I've done seems to point to that dead batteries don't really do this. Would it be wiring or would a new battery be the problem? I know I may be premature in starting this thread without trying a new battery, but figured I'd ask anyways.

Also, does anyone know anything about the 18v mod I could do to it? I'm no good at soldering or wiring.


Thanks for any help.
#2
the cleans will start to sound farty, and the volume will drop when they start to die. might as well try a new battery anyway.

and the 18v mod thread. it's really easy.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=941907
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