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Posted by dum-BASS on June 08, 2001 at 16:32:28:

As the handle implies.... this is a dumbass question, but I am not a tech guy or a big gear guy. I just like to jam.

Last year, I got a new 5 string Epiphone bass after playing a Fender Precision for awhile. Everything is going well until practice last night for a gig tonight. Then my bass started cutting out and squaking like a crippled duck.

I took the access plates off the back and was shocked to find a nine-volt battery. Now, I'm sure you afficianados know full well what a 9-volt battery would run in my 5-string epiphony bass, but my fender didn't have a battery, and as far as I know I haven't seen a battery in a guitar or a bass guitar.

Is this for some kind of internal pre-amp or what? By the way, a new battery solved the squaking problem and it is ready to go tonight, but holy cow. Thank goodness it happened yesterday.

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