Battery Placement for Active-Circuit Strats

By Jerry Dunaway

Regarding placement of the 9V battery, I have two strats that my guitar tech modded for me, both with active controls. I rarely use my tremolo, but even when I do I have found that two of the five springs are sufficient for me. If anyone else finds that to be the case, you can install the battery in the backside routing, which makes for an easier battery change than taking off the entire pickguard. And to keep things from rattling around, I had him install this beauty (and I MIGHT be turning you on to yet another parts source here — check out the rest of their site)… http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=140-982

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