#1
Hey guys, whats up?
Im sad about the fact that yesterday my guitar's killswitch got broken...

This is what happened:

On saturday I called a guitar technician, to check on the guitar, replace its strings, do a little bit of tuning, etc... and as he is checking on electronics, he sees that my guitar has 4 knobs, and 1 of those knobs is a "shadow" and the rest are epiphones...
So, he asks me what's that, and i tell him its the killswitch, and I think he adjusts its bolts and proceed with the guitar...

I played afterwards with no problems, but, this morning I tried to play and the guitar wasn't emitting any signal. Upon further inspection, I find that the killswitch springs are like non working, and the killswitch remains locked at the bottom of the button...
So i cant play!

Do you know what could I do? I called him, but he is available on saturday... so i would have to wait till then to get it done... i need to playyyy but i cant!

Has anyone experienced something like this before? What can I do?

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#2
Disengage the killswitch, does that work?
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#3
Quote by omidmash
Disengage the killswitch, does that work?
I have no experience with killswitches but it sounds like he can't disengage the switch, that's the problem. It's stuck in the 'kill' position, hence no sound.

TS, if you know where the springs/screws are located for your killswitch, can you not try loosening them?
#5
play it acoustically until saturday.

i would tell you to bypass the switch and such, but he caused the issue,
and if you alter the guitar, he's going to suggest that you caused the problem.

of course the guy is a doof anyway, so not sure if i'd want him "fixing" his mistake.

just know that

1.switches break all the time and cost only a few dollars.

2. wires sometimes detach when you tighten a bolt and let the switch rotate,
and those can be soldered on in seconds.

and
3. guitars dont "break" the way that a tv breaks, and has to be tossed.

most issues with guitars not making noise, can be fixed in moments, for pennies,
by any competent tech.

hopefully this one is better the second time around.
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#6
Quote by omidmash
Disengage the killswitch, does that work?

I see what you did there ¬¬

Quote by G-Dog_666
I have no experience with killswitches but it sounds like he can't disengage the switch, that's the problem. It's stuck in the 'kill' position, hence no sound.

TS, if you know where the springs/screws are located for your killswitch, can you not try loosening them?

I Actually saw at the guitar internals, and im kind of worried to break it by trying to fix it.


Quote by StonedColdCrazy
Bypass the kill switch until you can get a working one.


I have no idea on how to do this...
Quote by jj1565
play it acoustically until saturday.

i would tell you to bypass the switch and such, but he caused the issue,
and if you alter the guitar, he's going to suggest that you caused the problem.

of course the guy is a doof anyway, so not sure if i'd want him "fixing" his mistake.

just know that

1.switches break all the time and cost only a few dollars.

2. wires sometimes detach when you tighten a bolt and let the switch rotate,
and those can be soldered on in seconds.

and
3. guitars dont "break" the way that a tv breaks, and has to be tossed.

most issues with guitars not making noise, can be fixed in moments, for pennies,
by any competent tech.

hopefully this one is better the second time around.



Hey man thanks for the insight!
I'll probably play it unplugged until saturday for this guy to fix it...

Thanks for your time !

My songs
My Band songs

Gear:
Vox PathFinder R15
Epiphone G-400
Accord Strato
Acoustic Guitar
POD HD 300
Boss MT2
Boss CH1
Boss DS1
Tascam US-122 MKII
AT 2020 mic
#7
Guys! I don't know what the **** has happened, but it started working again... !?!?!?
I didn't do anything! How's that possible? Aliens?

My songs
My Band songs

Gear:
Vox PathFinder R15
Epiphone G-400
Accord Strato
Acoustic Guitar
POD HD 300
Boss MT2
Boss CH1
Boss DS1
Tascam US-122 MKII
AT 2020 mic
#8
Quote by MrArarat
Guys! I don't know what the **** has happened, but it started working again... !?!?!?
I didn't do anything! How's that possible? Aliens?


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#9
id just like to point out to those that donot understand how a kill switch works.. All it does is directs the guitar signal to ground...Atleast.. Thats how I wired mine
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#10
Quote by MrArarat
Guys! I don't know what the **** has happened, but it started working again... !?!?!?
I didn't do anything! How's that possible? Aliens?

Aliens are the easy answer. I'd rather say its something between a cave troll and a rabit crossed with a leprechaun.