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Old 01-05-2008, 03:46 AM   #1
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Kill switch pedal?

I'm just wondering if there is such thing as a kill switch pedal because I'd like a kill switch but don't feel comfortable drilling into my guitar or paying some guy to do it for me.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:48 AM   #2
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a killswitch pedal is just about the simplest thing you could possibly diy.
they shouldnt be too expensive if you choose to buy rather than make, yes they exist.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:49 AM   #3
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just find a pedal you don't use, and turn the volume all the way down. tada.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:50 AM   #4
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just find a pedal you don't use, and turn the volume all the way down. tada.


or just take out the battery depending on the pedal.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:52 AM   #5
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^ exactly.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:55 AM   #6
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Taking the battery out would disable any signal to travel through the pedal, that didn't make much sense.

All you need is a case, sensitive spdt switch with a button style, 2 1/4" jacks, and a little solder and wire. The case would be the hardest thing to construct, making it function is different than to have it be secure.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:56 AM   #7
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Volume pedal.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:14 AM   #8
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I'm just wondering if there is such thing as a kill switch pedal because I'd like a kill switch but don't feel comfortable drilling into my guitar or paying some guy to do it for me.



I will make you one if you pay me 20 bucks and pay for parts...
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:41 AM   #9
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Taking the battery out would disable any signal to travel through the pedal.


exactly, the (true bypass) pedal on becomes the kill switch because there is no battery, thus killing the signal; and since it is TB when it is off there is no tone sucking or changes. if you dont use the pedal at all this gives you a temp fix.

if it were me, i would just make one. probably out of a wooden box
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:43 AM   #10
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USe your pedal tuner as one

I can use my Planet waves tuner as one
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You know stangconv, I never thought of that, that is a damn good idea.

You should consider a volume pedal, get really good at manipulating your volume knob, customise your guitar with a killswitch, or build a pedal that when you engage it, it safely short-circuits your sound, like a Planet Waves Circuit Breaker (cable that does pretty much what you want to do)
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:54 PM   #12
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Actually now that I think about it, get a Boss NS-2. You can use is as a kill switch pedal. I remember playing with one in the store.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:05 PM   #13
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USe your pedal tuner as one

I can use my Planet waves tuner as one
CAn't that mess up your tuner? That sounds like a good idea.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:05 PM   #14
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If you want to make one, i can draw you a schematic. I also don't mind building you one at a reasonable price. I'd probably just charge you for parts and shipping. I wouldn't bother trying to make a profit.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:09 PM   #15
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Just set one of your pickups to volume 0 then switch to that.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:23 PM   #16
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Just set one of your pickups to volume 0 then switch to that.


Doesn't work for every guitar.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:24 PM   #17
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Meh, if not, just roll the volume to 0 anyway. Kill switches are a tad unnecessary.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:28 PM   #18
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I have the perfect pedal for you

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Old 01-05-2008, 07:31 PM   #19
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just get any distortion with a real internal bypass and set the volume on the pedal to zero
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:32 PM   #20
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I thought my pedal idea was quite funny and true lol
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