#1
hey i was just wandering if active pickups have to have a battery to work or will they just work alone? I'm new to active pickups thats why i ask. thanks in advance
#2
yeah you do, without them they are really dull and not loud when the battery dies. the battery in my emgs lasts a really long time though so it's not like i'm having to change batteries constantly.
#3
rocker12892, Read through this thread. There's alot of info on active pickups. Including a section about batteries (post 6). If you have more questions, post in that thread and I'm sure you'll get the answers you need.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1254306