#1
The idiot at radishack gave me a normally off switch even after i asked him about 5 times if it was a normally on. anyways it goes without sayign that now the kill switch need to be pressed down for me to hear my custom, so my question is, can i make my normally off a normally on, without taking it out and getting a new one (i don't want to rewire it and where the switch is located i would need to basicly rewire the guitar...

if you can help thanks! if not im feeling sad...
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#2
isn't it the same thing?
a switch is a switch right?

you know what I think would be awesome?
put one of those covered switches on your guitar, like the one james bond has in his car for all the cool like rockets and crap? that'd be sweet. have it for like heavy distortion and stuff. kinda like a pedal 'cept on the guitar.

how many wires are on the switch?
#3
2 prongs or hots whatever there called,
and no its nto the same thing a normally on is turned off when it's pressed down (killswitch) a normally off is turned on when its pressed down (my one of a kind liveswitch)
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#4
it's possible to do it with digital logic, but i doubt it's possible without mashing your sound

either way, you still need to rewire

go back to radioshack and bitch at the guy who sold it to you
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#5
im not sure if you can do that without getting a new switch.
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#6
alright i may just leave it like taped down the untape it for like a solo with a really unique sound with notes jsut starting out of nowhere it could have kindof a cool ecploding sound if you get ehat i mean as for a new switch maybe.
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#7
if you want a killswitch you can just use the pickup selector switch if you have active p/ups with 2 vol controls.

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#8
well, whatever makes it unique lol
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#9
meh or you can save 3 bucks and get the right switch... although I know thats like 3 wasted bucks... but that would annoy the piss outa me personally hah
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#10
id say you're entitled to a refund if the guy sold you the wrong switch. where is it wired and on what guitar? it should be fairly simple to wire a new one in its place, unless you did something crazy to wire it in the first place.
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if you want a killswitch you can just use the pickup selector switch if you have active p/ups with 2 vol controls.

you dont need active pickups to do that, anything with a 3 way selector and 2 volume knobs will work.


as for TS, sorry no real way to fix it, i had a similar problem, i tired to take it apart, but it didnt really work. just get a new one, thats really the best option, use the old one to make a telegraph!
#13
Sounds like you bought a normally on, or normally closed, switch. If so, when you're not pressing the switch, you will get no signal. The reason is that the switch is intended to short the signal to ground, thereby killing the output. If you got a normally off, or normally open switch, it will act the way you expect.

It's a kill switch. "On" means you're killing the signal. "Off" means you're not killing the signal. Get it?
#14
If it's normally off, then that means that when not depressed it is open and when depressed it's closed, right?

I'm assuming then that you wanted to use it in the signal path, as a very simple kind of killswitch.

The way I use mine, is to hook half the switch up to the live out of the guitar and the other prong to ground. That way, when you press it you will bleed all the signal straight to ground and kill your output. I believe this way is actually quieter, and it uses your type of switch.
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If it's normally off, then that means that when not depressed it is open and when depressed it's closed, right?

I'm assuming then that you wanted to use it in the signal path, as a very simple kind of killswitch.

The way I use mine, is to hook half the switch up to the live out of the guitar and the other prong to ground. That way, when you press it you will bleed all the signal straight to ground and kill your output. I believe this way is actually quieter, and it uses your type of switch.


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#16
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If it's normally off, then that means that when not depressed it is open and when depressed it's closed, right?

I'm assuming then that you wanted to use it in the signal path, as a very simple kind of killswitch.

The way I use mine, is to hook half the switch up to the live out of the guitar and the other prong to ground. That way, when you press it you will bleed all the signal straight to ground and kill your output. I believe this way is actually quieter, and it uses your type of switch.


yes, it might just be that you've wired it wrong. Does it hum when it's off (in the position that gives you no sound)? Cos if it does, then it's probably wired to open the circuit to kill the sound. What you want do to instead, is have it so that when you push the switch, It'll connect the live to the ground, instead of opening the circuit. At a guess, I would say what you've done is try to wire it so that open circuit gives you off.

Like i said, you should be able to hear it humming if you have...
#17
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you dont need active pickups to do that, anything with a 3 way selector and 2 volume knobs will work.


as for TS, sorry no real way to fix it, i had a similar problem, i tired to take it apart, but it didnt really work. just get a new one, thats really the best option, use the old one to make a telegraph!

i know but i dont think ive ever seen a guitar with 2 vol and passive p/ups

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#18
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i know but i dont think ive ever seen a guitar with 2 vol and passive p/ups


you can do it on pretty much any gibson or gibson copy.

all you do is turn the neck pickup volume to 0.

then when you switch to the neck pickup, there's no sound.
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#20
alright i'm getting a new button i want N.C. right?
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i know but i dont think ive ever seen a guitar with 2 vol and passive p/ups



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i know but i dont think ive ever seen a guitar with 2 vol and passive p/ups


are u one of those gibson hater guys???

anyway, this is one of those situations where u walk into radioshack, punch the guy in the face, get ur money back, and leave
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anyway, this is one of those situations where u walk into radioshack, punch the guy in the face, get ur money back, and leave


Ironicly i made a bet with mky brother that if its the same guy i would do that
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#24
You want a N.O. switch to wire across the output jack. Did you tell the guy what you're trying to do? Tell him, "I want to short the guitar's output when I press the button." Then, if he gives you a N.C. you can punch him.

Read through the killswitch thread.
#25
it doesnt matter which you get, just depends on how you wire it. I use a NC switch in mine.
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#26
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It does matter.
N.O. to kill short the signal when killed will have less hum than N.C. to break the circuit.
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