My friend has a stock Dean Dave Mustaine Signature V Angle of Death. He called me and says he has a problem. He is getting no sound from the guitar. His first attempt to resolve the problem was to replace the 9v active pickup battery. With the new battery he now gets only noise described is static mixed with feedback. Worse is that the new 9v battery gets very hot. So hot that it is difficult to remove.
Any ideas on what could be the problem?
I suggested trying another new battery and a new guitar cord (says he is going direct from the guitar to the amp). I also recommended taking the guitar to the local string shop and plugging in to their equipment to see if the problem is persistant on another amp. I also figured that guitar shop may be able to identify the problem.