70's wha question

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  1. tone seaker

    tone seaker Well-Known Member

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    i have a 70 wha that was modded a long time ago to true bypass and then years latter it was modded back to no true bypass. The problem is even when the guitar cables are unpluged it drains the battery. The only thing changed and changed back was the switch to a true bypass switch and back to the original switch I believe. any ideas thks :) DSCF4823 (2).JPG
     
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  2. mirrorman

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    Is there any particular reason the battery is taped to the connector?
    Is it possible the connector is pooched and shorting out?
    One other comment -- it doesn't look like there is much if any grease on the pot gear - you might want to add some.
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    you need to use alkaline batteries, or lithium, not cheap heavy duty batteries. You'll be lucky to get an hour from one of those...
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    When the cables are unplugged, it's supposed to shut off the battery.
    And so it's probably wired wrong at the input or output jack.
     
  5. Sdunn

    Sdunn New Member

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    Looks like the input jack is a replacement. Has it been wired correctly?

    The input jack should have 3 tabs.
    1 is the input (tip)
    1 should be battery negative.
    1 should be circuit ground

    If this correct and you're battery is still draining mirrormans suggestion of a short may be right.
     
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  6. tone seaker

    tone seaker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks after compairing to my other one a 1969 V846
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    I realized the input jack was wired wrong and two of the terminals were soldered together :)
     
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  7. Sdunn

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    Good spot. Hopefully that will sort the issue you're having.
    :cheers:
    Some nice wah's there!
     
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