#1
Whats a Killswitch?
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#2
uh...

its a momentary switch on a guitar that temporarily stops the sound..like turns the volume to 0 when u press it. like u know on arcade games when u press a button it does something, well its like that in the sense that when u press it, it stops the sound until u release it..
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#3
So why would you need to stop the sound if you can use a knob? Im sorry its a stupid quesiton but this Killswitch thing is new to me. (not the band)
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#4
watch a video of Buckethead perforing Jordan on youtube, he is using a killswitch, yo can see him tapping it with his pinky and ring finger. Te reason yo use a killswitc instead ofthe volume knob is that the killswitch is instantaneous while the volumeisgradual. Meaning that when yo hit the killswitch it kills all sound and when you release it, the sound comes back instantly, the hole process can bedone in a millasecond, while trying to tun he volume down and back up again not only takes much longer to do, it doesnt havethe same rhyithmic effect.
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#5
Quote by MetallicGod07
So why would you need to stop the sound if you can use a knob? Im sorry its a stupid quesiton but this Killswitch thing is new to me. (not the band)


hey everyone has to start from somewhere.

well a thing to check out is Jordan by Buckethead. he uses a killswitch. its for like when...just watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pytlmRmxZkA

it kills the signal momentarily. like for faster stuff..w/e...the vid will explain it. the red button on his gutiar is a killswitch.
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#7
sorry I cant watch the video now. Computer is going slow! I'll be sure to watch it. Thanks everyone!
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#8
i like the line 6 spider then

we know that line 6's own all for metal, even 5150's, no comparision in the metal department. NOT A DOUBT.
#9
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i like the line 6 spider then

we know that line 6's own all for metal, even 5150's. NOT A DOUBT.


where did that come from...
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#10
I think he got it from my gear list. What does that have to do with anything?
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#11
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I think he got it from my gear list. What does that have to do with anything?


dont ask me. he said it.
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#12
How much Is a killswich and how much is the installation?
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#13
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How much Is a killswich and how much is the installation?


eh u can buy one from like radioshack:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062545&cp=&sr=1&origkw=momentary+switch&kw=momentary+switch&parentPage=search

and for installation...just ask the nearest guitar shop. its not hard so they would probably be able to do it.

btw radioshack is us, im just guessing u live there...for canada its Circuit City (i live in canada so..)
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#14
yeah i live in the U.S. But why would radioshack sell Killswichtes. I thought it was for guitars. is it for some other stuff too?
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#15
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yeah i live in the U.S. But why would radioshack sell Killswichtes. I thought it was for guitars. is it for some other stuff too?


yup for like computers and stuff.

its not really meant for guitar but w/e, its nifty to have. im thinking of installing one myself.
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#16
oh ok. Thats cool. check your messages I sent you a friend invite if you wanna be friends.
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#17
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oh ok. Thats cool. check your messages I sent you a friend invite if you wanna be friends.


sure why not? im kinda new to this forum so..
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#18
Spiders aren't that metal >_> I have a 75Wer spider III. There's sh!tloads better out there.
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#19
just to let you know, that kill switch wouldn't work that would be for a computer..(wrong forum Try, Thetechguide.com)

Spiders aren't that metal >_> I have a 75Wer spider III. There's sh!tloads better out there


I would of never guessed, oh yea I WAS KIDDING...(Don't even get people started on spiders)
#20
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eh u can buy one from like radioshack:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062545&cp=&sr=1&origkw=momentary+switch&kw=momentary+switch&parentPage=search

and for installation...just ask the nearest guitar shop. its not hard so they would probably be able to do it.

btw radioshack is us, im just guessing u live there...for canada its Circuit City (i live in canada so..)

what, we have circuit city here.
#21
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what, we have circuit city here.


eh i meant we canadians have "THe Source" by Circuit City. My Bad.
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#22
Is this for your les paul? If so, just turn one volume knob off, and there you go. kill switch.

It's like an alternate picking technique/controllable tremelo:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0y-7fl1nJfw
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#23
well looks like I wont have a ruin a nice Les Paul with a red button.
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#24
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well looks like I wont have a ruin a nice Les Paul with a red button.


It doesn't have to be a button, it can be a stick switch, kind like the pickup selectors, but they only move into one position.
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#25
Could I put it behind my Les Paul's body?
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#26
Technically, yes, but youd have to drill holes more and do more work. Plus, you've no idea how incredibly awkward it would be. Usually you put it on where a les paul pickup selector would be, or at the bottom of the guitar there. You CAN just use a 2 volume 2 pickup pickup selector. Turn one down to 0, the other to 10. Thats what I do. Though it definately wears it out.

You're best just using the 0/10 technique if you can, and ordering a £10 replacement pickup selector when, in 2 years time, it enevitably breaks. But you probably won't use the technique that often, a bit like tapping and all that crap. Don't think it will murder your guitar. Only with heavy use.
#27
well, I dont think i will need a Killswitch. I just wanted to know what it was lol. I was cosidering It but I dont think i need it.
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#28
eh u can buy one from like radioshack:

Uh... U sure you're talking about the right thing?

Anyway a killswitch is a 3-way pickup selector switch like on a Les Paul.

First you need a guitar that has 2 pickups.

then that guitar has to have separate volume knobs for each pickup.

then you turn the neck pickup to 0 and the bridge pickup to 10.

you hammer-on while you flip the switch and you get the sound used in bucket's jordan
#29
Quote by racerXazn
eh u can buy one from like radioshack:

Uh... U sure you're talking about the right thing?

Anyway a killswitch is a 3-way pickup selector switch like on a Les Paul.

First you need a guitar that has 2 pickups.

then that guitar has to have separate volume knobs for each pickup.

then you turn the neck pickup to 0 and the bridge pickup to 10.

you hammer-on while you flip the switch and you get the sound used in bucket's jordan


i was talking about the actual momentary switch killswitch, Buckethead installed a switch that he presses down to stop the sound, which is the one i am talking about (instead of moving the pickup switch he presses down on a button)
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#30
I finally saw the video! Killswitch seems very helpful.
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#31
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i was talking about the actual momentary switch killswitch, Buckethead installed a switch that he presses down to stop the sound, which is the one i am talking about (instead of moving the pickup switch he presses down on a button)


It's the same thing, just different switch.
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#32
Quote by racerXazn


It's the same thing, just different switch.


exactly, they both get the job done. i just think its easier to press a button rather then flick the switch personally.
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#33
Quote by Reincaster


exactly, they both get the job done. i just think its easier to press a button rather then flick the switch personally.


I dunno, I find it more practical with the switch, I find the switch useful when I just want to shut off my guitar's signal.
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#34
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I dunno, I find it more practical with the switch, I find the switch useful when I just want to shut off my guitar's signal.


but it would probably break off if u tried to do jordan with it loll.
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#35
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but it would probably break off if u tried to do jordan with it loll.


I highly doubt it. Tom Morello is famous for his use of the kill switch, and it's never broken off. Might have got loos, but never broken. I've never broken mine, and I've tried all sorts of RATM songs. It's stronger than you think.


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Listen to the first mp3. regular 3 way pickup selector on a les paul
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