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#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,
#162
Will try this and let you know how it goes thanks
#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).
#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?
#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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#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.

#168
Zyi What was your finding on the volume ?  I think I may have done the same thing, just want to make it's not the resistor I put on my switch.


#169
worldofjohnboy If I remember correctly I think I fried the volume pot. I can't recall if I rewired anything when I tried replacing that, but I don't think I did. I think it was just the volume pot.
#170
Zyi Well, crap for me...  I was worried about that as I used a new hotter soldering iron.  I'm getting a  500k pot and will use my older soldering pen that isn't as hot.
#171
fakuverymuch I think that guy had an awesome idea and I'm about to try that switching with a little better wiring. It should give you a hot to ground short in each "mode" of the switch. I attached a really crude diagram of it, but it looks like it should work. I have no idea if it will.
#173
JDScomms version is the way to go if you only want one momentary switch...........maybe the toggle could be replaced with a pull switch on the tone pot.

If I had a buckethead les paul, I would wire it up with one being on when pushed and the other as the opposite.............no toggle needed.
#174
Quote by jdscomms
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.

The only problem is it looks like the down position doesn't short to ground. You can get a DPDT momentary switch with NO/NC (I posted an example) and then have both positions short to ground.
#175
This isn't strictly a killswitch related question but I guess this is the thread to ask it since I don't want to get flak for starting a separate thread.

Anyways, I'm planning on modding this old shitty guitar so it only has one bitchin humbucker in the bridge and no volume or tone controls, just a killswitch and coil split, which I'd like to be available all in one switch (ideally a 3 way toggle switch with the middle position killing the signal and the outer positions giving me a single coil and humbucker mode).

Now I've got some people telling me I could just use a DPDT on-off-on switch to do this but I'm not smart enough to actually come up with the schematics for that but I'm smart enough to assume that in the "off" middle position I'd get a bunch of noise since it doesn't actually ground the output (correct me if I'm wrong).

So I guess I'm asking somebody to sketch me a diagram of what I had in mind in the second paragraph, if it's possible at all.

cheers
#176
Quote by drmarble
Bump to the bump

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

So I had a heck of a time finding a switch that would look AND function well, so I had to go straight to the source, China. I will hopefully have a bunch of nice looking DPDT buttons that you can wire to be a kill AND live switch with a push/pull pot like the guy in the previous link had. But this way you short hot to ground in both modes. I'll have extras so if anyone wants one let me know. They should be here in a few weeks.