#1
I'm thinkin of gettin an Epi LP with active EMG's on it, and I was curious about the batteries they have. How often do they need to be changed? Is it easy to do it yourself or is it better to get it professionally done?
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#2
9v batteries i think. Easy to replace, just open the cavity, pop em out and pop em back in.

As for battery life, im not too sure, ive heard 6 months, but im not too sure.

Also, if you leave your guitar plugged in while not playing, that drains battery
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#3
On their website it says a battery lasts about 3000 hours... i wonder if its true tho.
#4
question is where are u gonna put your batteries?

Most people when they do it themselves, put it behind the actual pickups. In guitars with EMGS, they have a seperate cavity (similar to the one where all the pots are) so its easy to change the batteries.

But if you were to do that, you'd need to route your guitar.. so.. yeah...
#5
Ah ok, good stuff. Thanks a lot!
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#6
Quote by henza_x
question is where are u gonna put your batteries?

Most people when they do it themselves, put it behind the actual pickups. In guitars with EMGS, they have a seperate cavity (similar to the one where all the pots are) so its easy to change the batteries.

But if you were to do that, you'd need to route your guitar.. so.. yeah...


Well the guitar already has the EMG's installed, so I'll just ask the owner where they're located.
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#7
Oh good stuff

well open up all the cavities at the back, check them

if not most likely behind the pickups themselves
#8
mine have lasted for over a year and still sounding tops. one 9v battery a year wont kill ya.
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#9
Yea, im lookin at an Epi LP Custom with these pickups.. guys sellin for only $350.. not bad eh?
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#11
I have an Alvarez Dana Scoop and a 9v battery last me about 2 weeks playing about an hour every day........??? 3000 hours WTF
#12
u got emg's in urs? dats very abnormal. i play on average 2 hours a day and its lasted me more than a year.
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#13
Jakeman - did you unplug it when you were done? The "power switch" for the EMGs is the output jack. Cord in = power on.

As far as batteries, I change mine every 3 months. $5 for a set of Duracells every 3 months is not a lot.

But dude a custom for 350 with EMGs already installed... I'm jealous. I've got more than that in my Goldtop.
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#14
Quote by macaroni
sweet. u goin for it?


Ya i think so... A $600 guitar + $200 pickups for $350... I gotta grab it haha
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