Well....technically this may be a false statement if you use the Stock Alembic Stratoblaster installation where the preamp comes after the volume control. The Blasters Bypass switch would then make the guitar passive when in bypass. If you remove the switch and leave the Preamp always IN the circuit, then you will not have the passive option. Same goes if you wire pre guitar volume control, then the Volume pot needs to change to keep the output impedance low.MikeMcA wrote: ↑Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:20 pmYou might think (I did) but no. When the battery dies the blaster dies. I discovered this quickly when the tester battery my tech left in the guitar expired about an hour after I got it home from the shop.
Remember to unplug the cable from your guitar when you're not playing to extend the battery life.
Also, Note that any gain added to the blaster will only increase battery draw and decrease battery life. Stock with the trimpot all the way down is 3db gain out the gate, so it is draining batteries quick regardless.
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