How to Change the Battery in an Ovation Guitar Pickup


Owners of Ovation guitars have come to appreciate the high-quality pickups and electronics that are built into their instruments. Since most Ovation guitars use an active electronics system, they require a battery in order to run properly. It is therefore important for every owner of an Ovation guitar to learn how to properly change the pickup battery.

Things You'll Need

  • Alkaline 9v battery
  • Press the "release" button located on the left side of the pickup.

  • Let go of the "release" button to allow the pick up to unlock from the guitar.

  • Remove the pickup from the body of the guitar. Be careful not to drop the pickup or to scratch the guitar when removing the pickup.

  • Turn the pickup over and slide open the battery case.

  • Remove and replace the old battery. Make sure that the positive and negative sides of the new battery are lined up with their counterparts in the pickup.

  • Replace the battery cover and slide the pickup back into place.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is a good idea to keep spare batteries in your guitar case to avoid problems when performing.

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