#1
I was looking at some Washburns I believe, and there was a model that came in two forms; with a killswitch, and without. I know how they work...kinda. Flick the switch and poof it cuts the circuit. My question is why would you pay more to have a switch that...makes you stop playing?
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So your band can make you think your playing but actually its a backing track
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because you've obviously never seen one in action


No never. That was the first time Ive ever heard of one on a guitar.
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No never. That was the first time Ive ever heard of one on a guitar.


youtube "Jordan" from buckethead, then you'll understand.
#9
Like the guy towards the top said, Buckethead.

If you don't know who he is (you probably do though from guitar hero or what not), go listen to him (other than Jordan).

Edit: Jordan is a good example of a killswitch song though.
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#12
...that stuttering effect? Can that be acheived with a pedal? It sounds pretty awesome but im sure ive heard it before. Not that song the effect I mean.

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youre the metal man, but youve never heard of a killswitch?


No. I havent. But the suggested people Hendrix and BucketHead isnt metal.

Oh and to the Guitar Hero post, I have never played any below Guitar Hero 3.
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#14
u ever herad to live is to die by metallica? u know when hammet starts to do his thing he uses one of those
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I was looking at some Washburns I believe, and there was a model that came in two forms; with a killswitch, and without. I know how they work...kinda. Flick the switch and poof it cuts the circuit. My question is why would you pay more to have a switch that...makes you stop playing?


So you can Engage it.
#17
They're cool, but I can't think of enough uses for them to justify having one.
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...that stuttering effect? Can that be acheived with a pedal? It sounds pretty awesome but im sure ive heard it before. Not that song the effect I mean.


No. I havent. But the suggested people Hendrix and BucketHead isnt metal.

Oh and to the Guitar Hero post, I have never played any below Guitar Hero 3.


I don't think you can do it with a pedal...well, I'm sure it must be possible to build a pedal that does it but I have personally never come across a killswitch pedal.

Buckethead has some very metal moments, if you think he doesn't then you just haven't listened to enough of his stuff.
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#20
Guitarist do the most mind blowing things when they hit the Kill switch!

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with all seriousness, it's to quite your guitar between playing songs, and when you're not playing in practice, when you're communicating with your band mates.
can do same with volume pedal.

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That's a bit of an old pic isn't it? o.O
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That's a bit of an old pic isn't it? o.O

Is it? I dunno, I just googled it. I don't listen to them, so I wouldn't know.
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Is it? I dunno, I just googled it. I don't listen to them, so I wouldn't know.


I think it probably is, Joel (on the far right) has epic facial hair now XD
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#26
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look him up on youtube
that is the killswitch at its best (other than the bucket himself)
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Why would you want a killswitch on a guitar?
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#28
to me, a killswitch on the body of a guitar seems much less useful than a footswich that kills the circut. it seems like you would have your hand busy picking, to do it with the foot would be easier.

but ive never tried one, so i could be wrong.
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#30
Wow that's awesome. Damn you guys. I just spent over 80 bucks on EMG's and now you make me want to go out and buy a killswitch
#31
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Wow that's awesome. Damn you guys. I just spent over 80 bucks on EMG's and now you make me want to go out and buy a killswitch

actually its just a momentary SPST switch and only costs about 5 bucks for a pack of 2
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