#1
What happens to EMG pickups when the battery goes dead?

I have look on their site and they said ' At that point, you
will hear little or no output from the guitar'

So do you hear anything? I am wondering to just put a switch to cut the power or a kill switch to cut the signal on my guitar.

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#2
Just unplug the guitar when done and it'll last you a long long time. When the battery starts dying your output will decrease, and then cut out alltogether.
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#3
The pickups start sounding very muddy, it loses all of its atack, and then start decreasing the output level.
They last a lot though, I change my batteries like 3 times per year.
#4
Yeah, make sure you don't leave it plugged in, the battery drains as long as the circuit is intact.

Tones sounds flat and dead then slowly deteriorates from there, but 9 Volt batterys arent exactly expensive anyway, so relax.
#5
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#6
I am sorry, I am not being clear....

What I mean is if I make a switch that cuts all the power from the battery circuit then will the sound from the pickups go completely? (I want it to BTW)

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#7
Why cut the power? Just use a switch to kill the output from the pickups.
Zero battery power equals zero output, but killswitches are usually wired to the output since it's easiest to wire it there.
#8
Because I want to switch from 9 to 18volts as well with one 3 way 4pdt switch.

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#9
Ibanez RGT6EXFX EMG 81 bridge all settings are the same first recording is without the battery and the second with.

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#10
Damn. Ill be wiring that one diffrently then. Or I might add a separate kill and have the sound on there!

EDIT:

On the other hand, no I wont be doing that.

EDIT2: Mind you, I am always leaving my guitar plugged in to it would be cool to be able to kill it....

Maby I will - Ill get the body template and see how it looks with the following dials on it

two volumes
two tones one a push/pull for engageing/disengagin the kill
two 3ways

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Last edited by IYanoplathizoI at Aug 17, 2009,
#11
i liked the idea tho :P i was thinkin, Man if this works im gonna do it. Maybe wire the top position to have 1 9v then the middle to another 9v then the bottom position as a killswitch then use the 2 position to combine the 2 9vs to the 18v mod? Not sure if 3dpt switches are built to take power like that but it might work? Maybe somone with more experiance in wiring could help.
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#12
I have tried for ages to get to know how to wire it - However I want to be usig both of the batteries when I am using one so I dont get an uneven drain (-:

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