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    Leaving piezo guitar plugged in = Battery drain?

    Has anyone else ever figured out, if you leave a guitar with a piezo plugged into the instrument cable... will it drain the piezo battery?

    I'm wondering if I left my wireless transmitter in the guitar and plugged in, but I'm on the magnetic p/u's setting via the toggle switch, am I ok? I'd assume leaving it plugged into the dedicated piezo output would drain it, but the toggled output might not?

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    Depends on the guitar and what switching it has hooked up to it.


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    Most active preamps (including piezo systems and EMGs) use either a stereo jack or a switching jack to turn on the power to the active circuit when a plug is inserted into the jack. They always advise unplugging the guitar when not in use so as not to drain the battery.

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    I never leave anything plugged into my instruments. Whether it's a cable or a wireless system, it's just another item for someone to kick/snag and bring the whole guitar down. Not to mention, constant little hits to the cable/wireless system will eventually work on the output jack's lifespan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regor View Post
    Leaving piezo guitar plugged in = Battery drain?

    coz if you have a battery, then you have an active preamp. if you have an active preamp, then you have a stereo jack input. if you have a stereo jack input, then your battery is working when your jack plugged in
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    Quote Originally Posted by eelblack2 View Post

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    I don't own an electric with piezos () but when I had an acoustic that did I would unplug it for fear of draining the battery, I can't imagine it being much different with an electric though.

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    If you're talking your RG2127, then yep, it'll drain the 9v if you leave it plugged in. That's how my 2027 rolls.

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