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Old 08-17-2012, 01:04 AM   #141
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Hello everyone!

The wiring in my Squier J bass is kind of different compared to that of the standard jazz bass. I know that I need some 22 AWG stranded wire, as well as an SPDT switch, but where I should wire the killswitch to is very confusing to me. Somebody on talkbass told me to wire my killswitch to the red wire connecting the master tone and output jack, is he correct?

(Top circle is neck pot, middle is bridge pot, bottom is master tone)

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If somebody could guide me through this that would be awesome!

I'm not sure if this is the only thing that would work, but I think you could take a SPST switch (or two lugs of a SPDT incl. the common lug) and solder one lug to the hot and one to the ground of the jack or the wires coming from the jack. I've only seen this done with momentary switches, I think, but it might work for a toggle too (might want to try to find this out though). Also, I'm not sure if you can put in the anti-pop resistor with this, but I think you could....
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:19 AM   #142
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So, I'm wanting to wire an On-off-on switch as a killswitch to get super fast stutter, anyways...

So I'm guessing the way to do this is to simply wire it up like this:
Hot->1
To output(tip)->2
Hot->3

And then have a grounded washer on the switch.

I'm guessing it will only be grounded in the off position when I touch the switch, am I right?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #143
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This right here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lever-Switch-Switchcraft-ON-OFF-ON-Lev-R-12033-3-Position-Center-Nutral-/190711674843?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c674d37db#ht_1101wt_1037

That would work as long as one of my hands is touching the ground, correct?
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #144
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Been getting into installing a killswitch on some of my guitars. With killswitches, for the love of god use something that looks good with the guitar. You can keep your ******* oven toggle switches or Buckethead big red clown buttons.

This is what I ended up using. Low profile, normally open, push to close contact, sleek and sturdy. MTBF is 100,000+ cycles. It's out of the way but instantly accessible when I need. Wired directly across the output jack hot and ground. Works like a charm and in my opinion looks good.



Looks GREAT!

Would you mind sharing where you sourced that switch from? I'm having a tough time finding low profile arcade-style buttons like that!

Thank you for sharing.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #145
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Bump to the bump

Who's got a source or a part number for the black pushbutton switch shown in the photo right above?
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #146
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Bump to the bump

Who's got a source or a part number for the black pushbutton switch shown in the photo right above?


Sent you a PM.

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:28 AM   #147
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #148
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FYI, for everyone's edification and my own future reference, I found this same switch in the U.S., at Digikey:

http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?WT.z_header=search_go&lang=en&keywords=RP3502ABLK&x=0&y=0&cur=USD

It's made by E-Switch, the manufacturer's part number is RP3502ABLK, and it looks like other companies carry it as well.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:59 AM   #149
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Dual-function "stutter" kill-switch for electric guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbEyxDbHYzc&feature=g-hist

I would like to install one like this in a Strat. Does anyone here know how to wire it with a push pull Pot?
Would this be the way to do it? ;

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MQW9NFmLndM/UKKJhRX_acI/AAAAAAAAGW0/heV6PZv4jao/s640/akill.jpg

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Old 12-17-2012, 11:26 PM   #150
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i use that same switch in the pic above, i just go to store The Source to get it...

anyways... i added a killswitch to my guitar, the same low profile one shown earlier. but i seem to get some popping sound i even wired in a resistor as i heard that would fix it, but no luck.. on the lead chanel its fine you barley notice but on the clean its kinda annoying.


its wired between the 2 contacts on the output jack and the resistor is wired between the prongs on the switch.

is there anyways to completly remove the popping sound or is that just how it is suppose to be?
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:43 AM   #151
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Hey, I've managed to wire a button killswitch successfully. I've got a Dimarzio 3 way toggle I'm struggling with, its lay out is a bit different. I've got 3 pins on one side and 2 on the other, I know the centre pin is the ground but I want it to kill the sound on the top and middle position and only be on when its facing the ground. (so, on/off/off)

How do I wire this one up?

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Old 02-03-2014, 12:43 AM   #152
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You mean this switch (the top one)?
http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/i-1240/1240_allswitches.jpg

The wiring is simple. Here's a pic.
http://i57.tinypic.com/11js09l.jpg
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:00 AM   #153
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Amazing thread, thank you very much!

Anyway, I have a technical question: why does the resistor between the switch lughs eliminates the "pop" sound?
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:31 AM   #154
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Looks GREAT!

Would you mind sharing where you sourced that switch from? I'm having a tough time finding low profile arcade-style buttons like that!

Thank you for sharing.


The real trick with killswitches is finding one that doesn't "pop" when you use it.
There ARE a few that don't pop from the get-go. I'm not sure that a resistor really solves the problem without introducing another.

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Old 04-19-2014, 12:12 PM   #155
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I think it has to do with the capacitance across the open switch contacts, switch bounce (closing almost any type of swimming cheaper will cause the contacts to bounce for a couple of nanoseconds), and the fact that you are making the signal go from some positive or negative voltage to zero almost instantly, and the fact that the killswitch also discharges the input cap of the pedal or amp it is plugged into.

I can't find a straight, detailed answer anywhere. I really wish i could tell you for sure...
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:33 PM   #156
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Alright, I tried it.
I tried everything that came to my mind actually.
I used one of these switches

I put a resistor in parallel with the switch and the popping sound (more of a scik sciak actually) and nothing changed, I put a cap (0.1uF) in parallel and the popping sound was still there, I put a cap (1uF electrolytic) in parallel and in series and the popping wasn't gone, and lastly I put the same electrolytic cap in series together with the resistor in parallel, and nothing ****in changed.

Have anyone of you guys actually tried the thing and can confirm some of these things work?
Because at this point, the only solution seems to me to find a good quality switch.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:06 PM   #157
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I don't really have much to add to this topic other than that I added one to my jaguar a few months ago. Put it where the tone knob was because I had disconnected it a long time ago, but had to widen the hole by hand. Used a normally off momentary switch from Ace hardware that cost like $5.
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i have a strat with one HB (bridge) and one volume knob. i would like to use a Les Paul style 3 way toggle for my kill switch. Rhythm (up) would be kill, center would be kill, Treble (down) would be on (off/off/on?). will it work? if so, how would i wire it? any info or pix or diagram would be greatly appreciated.

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Just wire the jack's hot wire to the poles (two middle lugs) of the switch and ground one of the throws (outer lugs). Understand? I'm on my phone so I can't make a diagram. I won't be online again until tomorrow so I can post a pic then, if you need it.
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