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Invader Jim
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Join date: Aug 2005
971 IQ
#161
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.
Last edited by Invader Jim at Sep 5, 2014,
Zyi
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2011
29 IQ
#162
Will try this and let you know how it goes thanks
Vicar in a Tutu
Registered User
Join date: Oct 2006
246 IQ
#163
Quote 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).
Bowkore
The Spider Killer
Join date: Jul 2008
1,183 IQ
#165
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?
jdscomms
Registered User
Join date: May 2016
10 IQ
#166
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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wiring.jpg
MeTallIcA313
Baby Please Don't Go
Join date: Jun 2009
279 IQ
#167
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.