#1
So i wanna install a killswitch on my les paul but i dont like the look of a killswtich, then i was on guitar centers website and i saw the new epiphone special GT II and in the specs it mentions a tone know that acts as a killswitch as well you just push down on the knob but you turn it and it still works as a tone knob. Does anyone have any idea what the name of the knob that does this is. Or how i can make this possible?


Read the specs
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphon...886-i1472213.gc
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#2
On some guitars (and i'm not a tech-head so i couldn't tell you how exactly) the pick-ups are wired in such a way that when you select a certain combination they're completely quiet. I don't know if this is what you mean or if you're talking about actually being able to use a killswitch like Buckethead does?
#3
With Les Paul style wiring you can choose the volume of both pickups, so turn one right down, and one right up, then use your pickupswitch as a killswitch.

EDIT: Sorry I didn't actually read your post, and now that I have I realised I didn't help at all
#4
Why not just turn the volume all the way down on the pickup your not using and use the toggle switch?
#5
You can't do it to any old tone knob, You need a direct switch to do it; on-on mini toggle, on-on slider, push-push, push-pull, Fender S-1, or it can be installed as part of the normal 3/4/5-way switch.

Anyway, it's pretty pointless. There's nothing you can do with a kill switch that isn't better to do with a volume pedal.
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#6
My ibanez came with a killswitch i never used it too much hassle so i modded it and put a tone knob there instead.
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Quote by MrFlibble
You can't do it to any old tone knob, You need a direct switch to do it; on-on mini toggle, on-on slider, push-push, push-pull, Fender S-1, or it can be installed as part of the normal 3/4/5-way switch.

Anyway, it's pretty pointless. There's nothing you can do with a kill switch that isn't better to do with a volume pedal.


Learn the solo of gory head stump by buckethead, then show me you playing it with a volume pedal...
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#10
Quote by azn_guitarist25
http://www.shadow-electronics.com/viewpro.html?lang_id=&id=266 This but it's only a momentary switch so it won't stay 'on' without you holding it down. Otherwise just do the other method of putting 1 vol on 10, and the 2nd vol on 0 and use your pickup switch as the killswitch.


I play alot of buckethead stuff so its sort of hard for me to do the 0vol flickering. I can do it and i do do it sometiems but i think a killswitch button pot would be a lot easier
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Quote by 6SixShoot3rsUp
I play alot of buckethead stuff so its sort of hard for me to do the 0vol flickering. I can do it and i do do it sometiems but i think a killswitch button pot would be a lot easier


If that's the case than the shadow killpot thingy would be right up your alley as it allows you to do all the machine gun sounds you want.
#12
Quote by MrFlibble
You can't do it to any old tone knob, You need a direct switch to do it; on-on mini toggle, on-on slider, push-push, push-pull, Fender S-1, or it can be installed as part of the normal 3/4/5-way switch.

Anyway, it's pretty pointless. There's nothing you can do with a kill switch that isn't better to do with a volume pedal.

Watch some videos of Tom Morello and Buckethead and then tell me that you can do that with a volume pedal.
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#13
Quote by JesusCrisp
Watch some videos of Tom Morello and Buckethead and then tell me that you can do that with a volume pedal.
Quote by grayfox1001
Learn the solo of gory head stump by buckethead, then show me you playing it with a volume pedal...
You can, very easily. Set maximum volume to whatever you want the maximum to be, set minim to zero, click pedal on, click it off. On, off, on off, etc etc etc. It's just like pumping the break. It's actually a simple fact of the human body, your thigh can react and move quicker than your wrist or fingers can.

Or even if you had a gimped leg you could still do it with the pickup toggle method as everyone else has suggsted.


Or you could just grow up.
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#14
^I wouldnt have been pissed if you didnt add the or you could just grow up thing. Is it childlike to think that killswitches are good or something?
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#15
Quote by MrFlibble
You can, very easily. Set maximum volume to whatever you want the maximum to be, set minim to zero, click pedal on, click it off. On, off, on off, etc etc etc. It's just like pumping the break. It's actually a simple fact of the human body, your thigh can react and move quicker than your wrist or fingers can.

Or even if you had a gimped leg you could still do it with the pickup toggle method as everyone else has suggsted.


Or you could just grow up.



You are wrong.


With a volume pedal you get the max to min sweep, which is highly undesirable in most situations, thus the killswitch was invented. Instant cut-off of the signal.

And you leg may react faster but it also gets tired faster.


So maybe you should just grow up and admit you're wrong
#16
Quote by Tedward
YWith a volume pedal you get the max to min sweep, which is highly undesirable in most situations, thus the killswitch was invented. Instant cut-off of the signal.
You can set (most good) volume pedals to be a direct on/off too, which is what I specified. Then you have the added option of a gradient sweep should you ever want that effect too. Then there's the fact you can keep playing while applying the effect.

And you leg may react faster but it also gets tired faster.
Only if you're terribly out of shape. Your thigh's one of the most robust muscles in your body, or at least it should be.


Or, as I've just had a brain wave, if you require very rapid volume fluxuation, you could use a tremolo pedal to do the same job, many times faster than any person could operate any other lever or switch.
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#17
Quote by Tedward
You are wrong.


With a volume pedal you get the max to min sweep, which is highly undesirable in most situations, thus the killswitch was invented. Instant cut-off of the signal.

And you leg may react faster but it also gets tired faster.


So maybe you should just grow up and admit you're wrong

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