Topic: Active Pickups (or ... Never Too Old to Learn)
I went to play my Thunderbird bass yesterday, and the battery was dead (active pickups). Since I've only owned it for 4 weeks when I put a new battery in it, I started scratching my head. Bad wiring? Bad battery? Bad pickups? Under-inflated tires? Kim Jong Un? Global warming?
Come to find out (thanks to YouTube) leaving the jack cable plugged into the guitar (which I habitually do) will cause the battery to drain, even if it's not being played. A new battery is now installed, and it will be unplugged when not being played. And it feels good to be a wee bit smarter than I was yesterday!
Nice to know there's always something to learn, but (secretly) I did want to blame it on Kim Jong-Un.