PRS P22 battery question

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  1. RickD67

    RickD67 New Member

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    So I have a PRS P22 (Piezo22) and I am one of those guys that likes to leave his guitar plugged in on the stand next to the amp all the time. I have searched high and low but I cant find an answer to my question. My question is if I leave the guitar plugged in and have the micro-switch in the OFF position is their still a drain on the 9V battery?? TIA for any replies! BTW I absolutely love this guitar it is so versatile, beautiful and the tuning stability is amazing!

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  2. django49

    django49 New Member

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    I am not sure the answer (someone else will surely know).
    But my 2 cents worth......Do yourself a favor and take a second to unplug it. Just to be careful. While perhaps not as fragile as the cliche Les Paul, bad stuff does happen. Case in point.....I once got a great deal on a damaged original Custom 24. Seems the drummer had bounded off the crowded stage, caught his foot on the cord....The guitar hit the floor and the headstock broke clean off. I was happy to be able to pick it up for $800, but the original owner took a pretty big hit. (It DID play perfectly after being repaired, but.......)
     
  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    As far as I know yes, the battery will drain no matter the switch position if left plugged in.
     
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    This is correct.
     
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  5. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Yup. Unplug it unless you want to change the battery A LOT.
     
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  6. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    If the jack is in, the battery will drain. If you look at the battery wrong, it will also drain. Not sure which is faster.

    P22's ROCK.
     
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  7. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    My P245 is at a shop to get a battery switch installed so I can leave it plugged in. I run wireless, so not a trip hazard.
     
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  8. RickD67

    RickD67 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I guess I have to get used to unplugging it after use.
     
  9. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I used to leave my guitar plugged in all the time. Because I had one playable guitar. When I got a second playable guitar, better than the first, I left it plugged in all the time, rarely used the other one. It wasn't until I got a third playable guitar, of equal playability as far as I was concerned, that I started to get into the habit of unplugging.

    I now swap instruments so frequently that I pretty well have to leave stuff unplugged - at gigs I swap between 2 to 4 instruments, and at practice up to about 6. But I'm wireless using a G30 mostly with the belt-loop transmitter, so the instrument has to get unplugged for me to put it down.
     
  10. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's just like active pickups. If the jack is in, the battery is being drained.
     

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