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Old 09-05-2014, 10:38 PM   #161
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If you wired the switch to the volume pot rather than the output jack then it is entirely possible that the pot was damaged by excessive heat. You can try turning the pot to max volume and jumper the two lugs that aren't grounded and see if it gives full output again. That should tell you if the pot is to blame.

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Old 09-25-2014, 02:40 PM   #162
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Will try this and let you know how it goes thanks
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:02 PM   #163
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Hey guys, installed my killswitch but having a bit of an issue.
Originally I wired it by cutting the guitar output/input cable in half - and sticking it in there.
It worked fine, but I'm in the process of rebuilding this old guitar, so I had to do everything again.
I saw a different link, and supposedly this wiring would sound better, so I wired it like this:


The only problem now is, it's working the other way around LOL.
It's silent until I press that button and then it works.

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:06 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by Spykerwolf
It's silent until I press that button and then it works.
Any suggestions?

It is likely you are using a NC (Normally Closed) switch rather than a NO (Normally Open).
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:27 AM   #165
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Anyone looking for an awesome killswitch check us out!
We've also got this very informative video for anyone looking to learn just a bit more about killswitches in general.

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Old 04-28-2016, 01:05 AM   #166
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I've already got a guitar with a toggle killswitch that works fine, now i want to install a DPDT button killswitch that has the LED, im not sure if i've wired it right. I assumed it was the same as the toggle, one hot to the jack and the ground into the volume pot where I wired the other wire for the toggle switch. Maybe I've put the wires onto the incorrect lug on the button switch? It should be ground in the middle and the active wire at the top of the 3 pins yes?

Does have two killsiwtches cause problems either?
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:59 PM   #167
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I'm trying to install a "dual killswitch" -- namely a button connected to a toggle. The toggle itself switches between sound-on and sound-off. When toggle is set to sound-on, pressing the button mutes the output. When the toggle is set to sound-off, pressing the button allows for sound output.

Depending on the position of the toggle, you can then press the button either to mute output or to send output through.

I know very little about wiring and electronics, and I'm hoping someone could kindly review the attached simplistic wiring diagram and let me know if it's correct, and if not, what I should be doing differently.

Many thanks.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:05 AM   #168
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The enclosure I ordered for my mini killswitch box came in the mail today and put this together. Works great and barely takes up any room on my pedal board.

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