Replace a Nine Volt Battery in an Electric Guitar
Alexander Avdeev, Eng
Hello, dear VisiHow viewers! When your guitar with active pick-ups stops sounding brightly or loudly, it does not produce any sound at all, or several years ass, you have to replace its battery. A battery is a 9-volt bar-shaped unit that is placed inside the guitar and is connected with pick-ups.
First of all, find out whether your pick-ups are active if you do not know the brand and their specifications. Let us take a guitar with passive pick-ups first. Take out the jack if it is plugged in.
To locate the battery slot, turn the guitar over and check the body for any covers. There is one in the middle.
Remove the cover by using a screwdriver.
As we can see, this guitar has nothing but springs inside.
The pick-ups are all passive. Let us put the cover back.
Let us try another guitar. It is already turned over.
There is only one cover that we are going to remove, again, with a screwdriver.
Take out the jack if it has been in the guitar.
The cover fits the slot tightly, so we need something to push it out. Metallic objects will scratch the finish, so I prefer hard paper or plastic. I shall use the edge of a guitar string set package to remove the cover.
To the right you can see something in a shape of, presumably, a battery. To take it out, grab the foam firmly and pull it up, minding the wires coming out of it (do not pull them too hard).
Unroll the object. That is a battery. We need to replace it now.
Pull it out of the connector. Apply slight force to do that, but hold the connector, not the wires when you do that.
Unpack a new battery. Connect it by pushing the bigger connector input against the smaller battery output. Now, push the other input into the output.
Note: the battery must have been packed when stored.
Test whether the connection is solid.
Wrap the foam around the battery.
Put it back and cover the whole opening by using a screwdriver and screws.
That is it! The battery is replaced! Thank you for watching VisiHow!
Video: Replace a Nine Volt Battery in an Electric Guitar
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