#1
i had band practice the other day and my bassist's battery ran out of juice... it was a BITCH! to find a nine volt battery but eventually we did and continued practicing

my electric guitar has had a messed up jack and i got it re-soldered but once it gets damaged there is no way 2 get it back to the way it originally was

so now my schecter C-1 plus, keeps on fading since the connection in my jack is dwindeling, so now i'm searching for a new guitar.

i was looking at the schecter C-1 hellraiser and i found out it needs a nine volt battery.

WHAT are your views about guitars that need a battery like this? is it a pain, or does it really not matter? i would think it would be a hassle, and difficult 2 know when 2 change it
my guitars
Esp LTD H500 with duncans
schecter C1+ (electric)
martin DX1 (acoustic)
johnson (crappy strat. knock off starter guitar)
#2
its not the guitar, its the pickups, and if thats the tone ur looking for, its no hassle
#3
i know its for the pickups, but just in general its in the guitar
my guitars
Esp LTD H500 with duncans
schecter C1+ (electric)
martin DX1 (acoustic)
johnson (crappy strat. knock off starter guitar)
#4
Why anyone who owns a guitar that requires a battery would not keep a spare in the case, I can't imagine. Anyone who gigs with one changes it before every gig, and still has a spare handy just in case. A lot of guitars with active circuitry have a jack that automatically turns on the circuitry when plugged in, and therefore will run a battery down quickly if left plugged in. If you are diligent about unplugging when not playing, your battery should last a long time and the need for a battery due to active circuitry should not be a turn-off for a guitar that plays nicely or has good tone. Replacement 9V batteries over the years will cost you far less than the strings you will go through.
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Eastman El Rey 1
#5
Dude...sh!t happens. Don't worry about it. Aren't you glad that happened at band practise rather than at a gig?

Try having a friend that's got an old Vox bass from the 60's that needed something like 6 "C" cells to run the old active electronics in it. Now THAT's a bitch. 9v's aren't anything to worry about. I think active electronics sound great in a bass. Worth every 9volt you'll ever have to buy. He really should buy a couple and have spares in his case though.
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04 prs se soapbar singlecut
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05 Art & Lutherie cedar 12
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68 Fender Super Reverb
78 Traynor TS200
80's Roland Cube20
Last edited by Guitarminator at Feb 4, 2008,
#6
It's really not difficult to buy a 9 volt battery and plug it in. As long as you don't leave your guitar plugged in when you're not playing it you won't need to change it often.
#7
4 of my guitars require batteries. It's really not a problem. Like the other poster said "keep an extra in the case". I like the tones of my guitars so much it's very unlikely i'll buy a guitar without an active pickup (at least 1). It could happen, but I like the sound of electric guitars with piezo bridge pickups and that's usually what I look for. Batteries required.
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