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    Question My Majesty drains a battery in a week

    Hi!

    So I bought a Music Man Majesty Artisan 7 (Nero) used about 6 months ago. The guitar and all is great, but I always thought that it used A LOT of batteries.. If i put in a fresh batch of batteries it lasts me for a week if im lucky.. Is this normal or should I get it checked out for some electrical issues?

    Also, Are the magnetic pickups supposed to run on batteries? I know they are primarily for the piezo, but as I said earlier a week in with fresh batteries and I get absolutely no sound from the guitar until i change batteries again.. It doesn't sound quite right to me that I need to change batteries like 4 times a month. (Yes, I take out the cable when I'm not playing.

    I have a JP6 that I don't need batteries for playing the magentic pickups. Only the piezo requiers batteries and that one lasts like six months.

    Please help!

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    The Majesty uses the batteries in order to play. That applies to both magnetic and piezo. Given that you play quite a bit daily, a week sounds fairly normal for the battery duration. You could start using rechargeable batteries in order to save some expenses.

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    Just a little reminder here but do not use rechargeable batteries in the Majesty per EBMM.

    I would recommend contacting EBMM Customer Service directly to see if they have any ideas as to what causes the batteries to drain so quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    Just a little reminder here but do not use rechargeable batteries in the Majesty per EBMM.
    That's interesting Pete, would you happen to know the specific reason for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboogie View Post
    That's interesting Pete, would you happen to know the specific reason for that?
    I do not, this is the info I have

    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
    We do not recommend rechargeable batteries in the Majesty or Reflex Game Changer.
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    I see, thanks for the reference Pete =)

    Would be interesting to know why.

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    Isn't it also that you should unplug the guitar when not playing? It only activates the batter when a jack is plugged in.

    Maybe that's it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboogie View Post
    I see, thanks for the reference Pete =)

    Would be interesting to know why.
    NiMH batteries only produce about 1.2V per cell fully charged, as opposed to the 1.5+V for a fully charged Alkaline cell. NiCd batteries have 1.55 for a fully charged cell.

    I know historically that a lot of sensitive electronics had issues with rechargeable batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    NiMH batteries only produce about 1.2V per cell fully charged, as opposed to the 1.5+V for a fully charged Alkaline cell. NiCd batteries have 1.55 for a fully charged cell.

    I know historically that a lot of sensitive electronics had issues with rechargeable batteries.
    Thanks a lot for all the information!! Really interesting stuff to know.

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    It all depends on the item in question. Things like remote controls, and my Yamaha THR10 run just find on NiMH batteries. Yamaha even recommends them. While they are at 1.2V at max charge, they stay there for the majority of their charge capacity, while alkaline batteries keep getting lower in voltage as they drain.
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    So, it's a matter of how many Volts the battery cell can produce if I understand correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboogie View Post
    So, it's a matter of how many Volts the battery cell can produce if I understand correctly?
    Correct. Depends on how the circuit is designed with regards to voltage. Also, I had some electronics stuff years ago when NiCad batteries were big, and it simply would not work with those batteries, regardless of the voltage. I looked closely at the battery door and it said "use only alkaline batteries. Nickel Cadmium batteries will not function."

    Might be a current and voltage regulation issue as well.
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    Not just the slightly lower voltage but NiCad batteries can't supply the sustained current required by preamp or pedal. When the device is activated there can be an inrush of current. I burn thru 9V batteries...sustainer guitars, active bass preamps, the Majesty. I wish there was a better solution.

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    simple Question: You unplug the GTR when not using it right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedazzle View Post
    Hi!

    So I bought a Music Man Majesty Artisan 7 (Nero) used about 6 months ago. The guitar and all is great, but I always thought that it used A LOT of batteries.. If i put in a fresh batch of batteries it lasts me for a week if im lucky.. Is this normal or should I get it checked out for some electrical issues?

    Also, Are the magnetic pickups supposed to run on batteries? I know they are primarily for the piezo, but as I said earlier a week in with fresh batteries and I get absolutely no sound from the guitar until i change batteries again.. It doesn't sound quite right to me that I need to change batteries like 4 times a month. (Yes, I take out the cable when I'm not playing.

    I have a JP6 that I don't need batteries for playing the magentic pickups. Only the piezo requiers batteries and that one lasts like six months.


    Please help!
    Hey Bedazzle,

    Thanks for playing Music Man.

    You might try replacing the jack, it turns the batteries on/off when plugged/unplugged

    Pickups are passive, power is for the piezo and boost

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