#1
So I installed a killswitch, the problem is that there's no noise until i press in on the kill switch(it's a momentary switch) so it does the exact opposite effect of that I wished.
#2
You got the wrong kind of switch. You want momentary off and you got momentary on.
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#3
You bought a normally open switch instead of a normally closed switch.
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#4
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You got the wrong kind of switch. You want momentary off and you got momentary on.

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You bought a normally open switch instead of a normally closed switch.

AHEM.....

a normally open switch is EXACTLY what is wanted here.

if that's what Beebo is using, he just has it wired the wrong way round.

it should SHORT the output, when pressed.

this method is much preferred over disconnecting the output.

less hum when killed.
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#5
^Yeah, you're right.

Beebo: Install the switch between the output signal and ground. If that's the way you have it wired, then you still have the wrong switch. You need momentary ON not off.
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#6
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AHEM.....

a normally open switch is EXACTLY what is wanted here.

if that's what Beebo is using, he just has it wired the wrong way round.

it should SHORT the output, when pressed.

this method is much preferred over disconnecting the output.

less hum when killed.


How are you wiring that one up? I used a normally closed switch and don't get hum with it. I would assume the way he's wiring it though that he would need the closed switch that breaks the connection when he pushes the button.
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#7
Quote by hokiecmo
How are you wiring that one up? I used a normally closed switch and don't get hum with it. ....


very straight-forward. connect between the wiper of the volume pot and the ground of the volume pot.

but since you don't get any hum with your guitar and this way causes less hum, you shouldn't do it on your guitar....
.....it could suck all the sound out of your ears and make you go deaf.
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#8


I'm not sure which guitar or controls your guitar has, but if it has a master volume use the little box up in the upper right corner. If it's a regular strat, just use the main diagram.
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#9
Will,

what are you smokin'.

can you send me some?

master volume vs. regular Strat? what's the dif?

the inset diagram and main diagram look identical to me.
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#10
The inset diagram makes it a little clearer, with less crap around it to create confusion.
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#11
Jim's right. That's why I made the little box. The little box is useful if your guitar has any other set up, as long as it has a master volume.
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#12
So Will.....what if my guitar has 2 volumes, one for each humbucker.

Basically I'm gonna have two Seymour Duncan humbuckers, one 3-way selector switch, no tone knobs, 2 volumes, and a killswitch. Any specific way to wire that?
#14
That's all I need to do? So basically the wiring will go from the pickups to the 3 way toggle, then to the 2 volumes, then the kill, then the output?

Im very new at this and reall dont want to screw this up so Im just making sure its cool.
#16
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That's all I need to do? So basically the wiring will go from the pickups to the 3 way toggle, then to the 2 volumes, then the kill, then the output?

Im very new at this and reall dont want to screw this up so Im just making sure its cool.
that is not how most 2 volume guitars are wired.
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#18
This is probably a dumb question, but what does the yellow and blue color coating mean on the diagrams?

EDIT: Alright, thanks for the answer.
Last edited by thekmillion at Feb 20, 2007,
#19
Nothing, really. The yellow part alone would be a SPDT and both the yellow and the blue would be a DPDT.
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#21

the one in the middle, and the one on the bottom left are for two volumes. Again, the smaller diagram is there because it is clearer and more concise.
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#22
I've got one more question. I've got the killswitch installed into the pick-plate, so now I just need to wire it.

Which two of the three prongs do I use? (They are numbered 1, 2, and 3)

And do I use extra wires or cut the ones already in the guitar?

(Sorry if these questions have obvious answers, this is my first wiring job)


EDIT: Alright, thanks a lot for all your help.
Last edited by thekmillion at Feb 21, 2007,
#23
It doesn't matter which lugs you use, as long as the hot and ground are adjacent. I prefer to have the hot at the middle lug, but you could most certainly put the ground at the middle lug.

The way I have this laid out is so that you have to use extra wire. This is, in my opinion, the best way to have a new switch wired because A) you only need to solder the two wires to two pre-existing contacts, B) It's 100% reversable.
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