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Old 2007-08-23, 11:46
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Originally Posted by Party Time 2000
I'm pretty sure I have passive dimarzio pickups in my guitar. It has a battery in the cavity. I've played the guitar without the battery.

Do active pickups need the battery to work? Do actives work without the battery?

Yes active pickups need a battery. No they wont work without it.

Heres how an active works

(rediculously cheap underwound pickup) --> preamp (powered by battery) --> pots, input, all that jazz.

if theres no battery, the preamp will not have power, and if the preamp doesnt have power, it will act as a wall and will block what little current comes from the pickup. Its just like plugging into a guitar pedal with no power: it will silence you.
Originally Posted by Dahmers Fridge
In the US "fanny" is a word used to describe the ass or butt. Here in the UK "fanny" is a lady garden (vagina)
I was very bemused as a youngster watching the Golden Girls when Blanche said she was going to "spank her fanny" I had visions of a geriatric vertical bacon sandwich red and bruised from being disciplined!!!
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