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Hi, I have a guild guitar with d-tar pickups. When I plug in a lead (any lead) the batteries overheat massively. (I'm talking about too hot to handle) I don't play this guitar much through amps, but I've recently bought an AER Compact 60 and as soon as I tried it the problem occured. The overheating still occurs even when the lead isn't connected to the amp. Hope you can shed some light on this, and ideally, a cure. CFolin

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Plugging in the guitar cable closes the battery circuit in the guitar. The circuitry in there has a short that when the battery is connected draws massive battery current. The circuitry needs to be troubleshot to find the short. You can troubleshoot this wit just a multimeter. Of course if you have a warranty, exercise it. The short could be most anyplace and since unit is new, it may even be a wiring error. A visula inspection may uncover a solder bridge or a pinched wire. Forst investigate warranty.

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