Ive seen the phrase "active pickups" used alot. Im not sure about what the difference is in these pickups or how they work. So i was just wondering if some1 could help me out with this
Basically, active pickups are driven by a battery, so the guitar is sending a hotter signal to the amp. Also, active pickups tend to have more tonal controls than passive - you can boost or cut treble or bass right on the guitar.
Actives have batteries in them to give them an extra kick.
Do the batteries last awhile/ is it a pain to replace them?
It depends. If you get a guitar designed with active pickups, they'll have a battery compartment so the battery is easy to change. If you put them in yourself, a lot of people just put the battery in empty cavity space rather than further routing the body. That can be a hassle. The battery should last a fairly long time, just make sure to unplug your cable from the guitar when you're not using it because a cable in the jack is what usually completes the circuit, turning it "on."
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