Posted by Bob the Bass Player on June 08, 2001 at 18:53:13:
In Reply to: Really dumb technical question.... Really dumb. posted by dum-BASS on June 08, 2001 at 16:32:28:
You have active electronics on your bass. This means your bass has a pre-amp in it which boosts the signal of your pickups and to put it simply allows the EQ knobs on your bass to have a bigger effect on the sound than passive electronics - those without batteries.
I owned an active bass years ago and it had a switch that allowed you to by-pass the active electronics so you could keep playing if your battery dies. I'm not sure if this is a common feature. You should also check to see if leaving your bass plugged in drains your battery even when you are not playing.
Hope this helps.
By the way, this wasn't a dumb question.
Bob the Bass Player
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