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Jmguitar64
post Jul 26 2009, 06:52 PM
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I here EMGs use batteries.. this sounds like it would be a bit of a pain if they have to be replaced ofter..
does anyone know how long the EMG's batteries last?
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post Jul 26 2009, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE (Jmguitar64 @ Jul 26 2009, 07:52 PM) *
I here EMGs use batteries.. this sounds like it would be a bit of a pain if they have to be replaced ofter..
does anyone know how long the EMG's batteries last?

I think one EMG81/85 would last 3000h. (suggesting you don't run with the puckup selector on both pickups)

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Also depends on the battery, a 9V spans somewhere between 170 up to over 300 mAh where the 300mAh would last almost twice as long. I think they must have calculated the 3000h on a common battery, 230 mAh or whatever.


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post Jul 26 2009, 08:08 PM
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Micke is pretty close here. Also to add, the life will be shortened if you keep your guitar plugged in. Models equipped with emg's from the mfg usually have a "battery box" that makes it easier to access.

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post Jul 26 2009, 10:40 PM
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There is no need to worry about constant battery changes^^

The 9V battery is usually in an easy-to-acces battery compartment if the guitar comes with EMG from the factory; if they are fitted afterwards the battery is usually in rubberfoam in the back of the guitar between the switches and knobs...

A guitar fitted with emgs will last at least a year of constant playing, just make sure not to leave the guitar cable pluged in when not playing, it drains the battery! I have had a Les Paul with EMGs and the battery lasted almost two years of daily playing!


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post Jul 26 2009, 11:06 PM
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I've had my Jackson SLSMG for over 2 years now, and i've only had to change the battery once.
And that procedure took me a whole 20 seconds smile.gif

A really good idea is to always remember to unplug the guitar when not in use.

There's a batterly-lid on guitars that come with EMG's. If you upgrade your guitar later then you will most likely manage to fit the battery in the component/wiring hole in your guitar.


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post Jul 27 2009, 06:26 PM
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yeah. I also have EMG 81 on the brigde, and about the battery, it´s too easy to replace it.

I replace it around 3-4 months ´cause I play many times live. and I really like to stay comfortable with my guitar. I hate to feel those noisy bends when the battery is not full-charged.


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post Jul 27 2009, 11:53 PM
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Like everyone already said, they will last long as long as you keep the guitar cable unplugged when the guitar is not in use.


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post Jul 28 2009, 12:20 PM
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Changing the battery is veeery easy, so it's nothing to worry about wink.gif


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post Jul 28 2009, 03:08 PM
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Alright, thanks everyone

Im planning on getting a schecter which has emgs. At least now i dont have to worry about constantly buying batteries for the thing
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post Jul 28 2009, 07:25 PM
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yeah!!! schecter with EMGs rules man... Jeff Loomis would be proud of you smile.gif


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post Jul 28 2009, 10:40 PM
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QUOTE (Lian Gerbino @ Jul 28 2009, 11:25 AM) *
yeah!!! schecter with EMGs rules man... Jeff Loomis would be proud of you smile.gif


yeah, a schecter hellraiser fr to be procise
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post Jul 29 2009, 03:24 AM
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Schecter Hellraiser C1 fr? I own one of those, and they are sick dude. You'll be happy with any Hellraiser tho.


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