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post Oct 27 2007, 01:41 PM
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So I just purchased my new Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR (which I'm more than happy with) but then I look in the back and see the battery chamber and go "oh yeah, thats right those are active pickups".

I've never used them before, and I'm a bit worried. I like my freedom and I don't like the idea of being tied down to batteries.

Can anyone tell me about their experience with battery life for active pickups?


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post Oct 27 2007, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Oct 27 2007, 07:41 AM) *
So I just purchased my new Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR (which I'm more than happy with) but then I look in the back and see the battery chamber and go "oh yeah, thats right those are active pickups".

I've never used them before, and I'm a bit worried. I like my freedom and I don't like the idea of being tied down to batteries.

Can anyone tell me about their experience with battery life for active pickups?

EMG claims a 3000 hour life span. That is apparently an on time rating. Everyone I talk to who uses these say that battery changes are a rare thing.


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post Oct 27 2007, 03:59 PM
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awesome sauce


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post Oct 27 2007, 05:24 PM
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ive had 2 EMG's running off one battery for about a year now and ive only changed the battery once... should be due to get changed again soon... id say the battery lasts around 6 month depending on how much you play


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post Oct 27 2007, 05:57 PM
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Jag remmber to pull the plug on the guitar after you're done playing.


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post Nov 1 2007, 04:16 AM
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they last looooong. But if you leave the jack plugged in all the time, it will only last for aobut 3 months or so
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post Nov 1 2007, 04:27 AM
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All actually just got the same guitar spider ! I got a discount so I only had to pay 700$ and they took tax off smile.gif


Im in love with this guitar and the color is stunnnnnnnning, what do you think ?


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post Nov 1 2007, 04:37 AM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Oct 31 2007, 08:27 PM) *
All actually just got the same guitar spider ! I got a discount so I only had to pay 700$ and they took tax off smile.gif
Im in love with this guitar and the color is stunnnnnnnning, what do you think ?


I think I'm jealous of you and the price you paid. I paid 800. coulda bought a pocket pod If I added a few extra bucks to that 100 i coulda saved. unsure.gif

But yeah. I love it. When I'm at school I daydream about playing it.

Theres so much power that comes from it, yet its incredibly versitile. And the way it looks....well.....it takes my breath away every time I open the case. I didn't think I'd be this happy with it.

It was funny, at the guitar center people would see what I was playing and be like "hey can I see that when you're done with it" and inside I would say "nope, its gonna be mine sucka! skeet skeet skeet."


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post Nov 1 2007, 06:28 AM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Nov 1 2007, 05:37 AM) *
I think I'm jealous of you and the price you paid. I paid 800. coulda bought a pocket pod If I added a few extra bucks to that 100 i coulda saved. unsure.gif

But yeah. I love it. When I'm at school I daydream about playing it.

Theres so much power that comes from it, yet its incredibly versitile. And the way it looks....well.....it takes my breath away every time I open the case. I didn't think I'd be this happy with it.

It was funny, at the guitar center people would see what I was playing and be like "hey can I see that when you're done with it" and inside I would say "nope, its gonna be mine sucka! skeet skeet skeet."

But you were nice and let them play it... risky business you could have lost it!
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post Nov 1 2007, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Oct 27 2007, 05:24 PM) *
ive had 2 EMG's running off one battery for about a year now and ive only changed the battery once... should be due to get changed again soon... id say the battery lasts around 6 month depending on how much you play

That's my experience too. 6 - 8 months on a schedule of playing 1 - 2 hours a day on average.

QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 27 2007, 05:57 PM) *
Jag remmber to pull the plug on the guitar after you're done playing.

Yepp, pull the plug when you are not playing. You'll shorten the lifetime if you keep the cable plugged in the guitar.


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