#1
Right, so I have EMGs in my guitar. 81 and 85 to be precise. When do the batteries actually wear down? Does my amp have to be on? Does my guitar volume knob have to be up? Does it run down if it's just plugged in?

I seem to be changing batteries more often than I thought I would. I play quite often - at least a few hours a day - and only use this guitar, but I need to know, what should I do to maximise their life?

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#2
unplug when not in use.

The input jack acts as an on/off switch
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#3
always unplug the guitar after playing, because when you leave the cable in , it will continue consume energy.
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#4
Yes it does run down if your guitar is plugged in. It could be the quality of your batteries.. How usually do you need to change your batteries?
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#5
Just unplug the guitar when you don't use it and you will be fine. Leave it plugged will dry the battery out. That's about it.
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#6
All of the above and buy decent batteries. Mine gets through a brand starting with D in about 3-4 months. Cheap ones last about 2 weeks of light use.
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#8
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EMG says the battery life for the pickups is 3000 hours, but I don't know how they measured that.


Damn I agree with that.

Put a lovely top end 9v in, 3 gigs and 1 3h practice later it was dead
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#9
I've had my esp for about 4 years and at that time i used to play like 8h a day for few months. There was +6 months that my esp was in another town, and after i got it back, i've played few hours a day. This few months i've recorded few songs with reaper witch takes me few hours too, because while recording i change riffs and it takes my sweet time doing beats and all this time my guitar is plugged in. I've learned few songs (by ear) this couple weeks witch has took it's own sweet time and yet i haven't had to change my batteries. It has the same battery as it had when it came from Germany (thomann).