#1
I work at Halfords, and there are some super broight blue LED's that I thought would look nice below the strings on my les paul, between the pickups. They require 12 volts to power them. I was wondering if I could connect them anyway to something on the guitar that would power this, or would I need to hollow out a battery compartment for them using two 9v square bats?
#2
No idea but i'd love to see the guitar once you've completed your task!
“being in a room and sitting there with a ghost, hearing their voice in your head and seeing them as clearly as I'm seeing you right now.”
#4
No you're thinking of phantom power and it doesn't work with guitars, you need to add power through a battery.
#5
Ah ok so I'd need to drill out some holes for the wires to run through the body, into a cavity where the batteries would be yeah? If I got two 9v batteries, would they stack to 18v? more than enough for the lights. The lights have a got a switch to save on the batteries. So if I soldered the battery terminals together with some wire, then connected the lights it should all work yeah?
#6
Yeah it should but check what the voltage requirements are for the LEDs, you may need to add a resistor.
#7
if they run on 12v then they already have a resistor built into the case (if they dont have a case then they probably need 3-4.5v to operate, with no resistor). you can power them from 1 9v battery. they will be slightly less bright. but super-brights are blinding anyway so imho this would be an improvement.
#8
They're made to be put in cars around stereos/ in the dash/ door handles etc, so would be connected to the main bettery of the car. So I would guess they have a resistor in them. So they'll run off one 9v battery? That definitely saves space in my guitar, and I may be able to fit that into the back of the control compartment bit where the knobs are
#9
Check out the bass of limp bizkit's bassist
all his basses fret markers have light built into them& it looks sexyyyyy especially when played in the dark check thier my way music video
#10
is this what you are talking about ts? because a pic of what we are dealing with would have been great.



that's alot of LED's so current draw would be a problem for a single battery. wiring 2 in paralell will double the battery life (while still only supplying 9v)...

you could use a seperate adapter supply, but this will tie you down to a single spot unless you have a very long cord for it. but the advantage would be that you only need to mount a small adapter jack instead of routing for an installing a double battery box.