battery change

battery change

Postby nuthatchwinters » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:08 am

hello all. just curious as to what some of the other guys experience has been with how frequently you have to change the 9 volt with the buffer/pre amp and OBEL. I've changed mine twice in the past week and just was curious if this is common. I do play a lot, at least a couple hours a day and sometime as much as 5 or 6 hours a day on the weekend so its definitely been in use an awful lot. thanks for any input.
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Re: battery change

Postby ac4468 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:36 am

Doesn't sound right to me. If you're wired properly, AND you unplug your guitar after each use you should get months out of a battery. Have guitars that have gone nearly a year with nightly home use which would mean well over 100 hours of use.
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Re: battery change

Postby nuthatchwinters » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:51 am

ok. thanks 4468. and yes, if anyone might ask, I unplug jack after playing every time.
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Re: battery change

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:03 pm

Yeah- if it's wired right the only time the battery is in the circuit is when you have a plug in the output (not the OBEL) jack. That's why the output jack is a three-connection jack- not the normal two-connection. The third connection makes the battery circuit complete. Check and see if there are three wires going to BOTH of the jacks in the control cavity.
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