#1
ok so i dont kno much about killswitches but i know that they turn off all sound from the guitar. is it a whole separate switch from the pickup selector switch.

also today i was just messing around and i have two humbuckers and a three ways switch with volume and tone knobs for each humbucker. i usually only use the bridge pup so i turned the volume all the way down for the neck one. when i switch up all sounds turn off. is this a type of killswitch?
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Just disconnect whichever pickup you use the least, then the sound will cut out when you switch to that position.

Beats the hell outta payin for a killswitch and installation.
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thats how i do it. in fact, im going to be buying a guitar with only 1 volume knob, and im going to wire a stacked knob for 2 separate volumes just for that effect.
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It's essentially the same thing. Lots of guitarists have done it, Randy Rhoads most famously.


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Its basically what Tom Morello does. He uses a switch to cut the pickups, as opposed to a pickup switch.
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Just disconnect whichever pickup you use the least, then the sound will cut out when you switch to that position.

Beats the hell outta payin for a killswitch and installation.

yes losing tonal variety is way better then googling for 5 seconds for a wiring diagram to a less then 5 dollar mini toggle switch
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well tom morrello is alot younger than randy rhoads, randy was doing it even in his quiet riot days.
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yes losing tonal variety is way better then googling for 5 seconds for a wiring diagram to a less then 5 dollar mini toggle switch


My "Tonal Variety" comes from my hands. You should keep relying on pickups, though.
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ok everyone. both my pickups work just fine. i didnt disconnect anything. and no it's not like tom morello cuz the whole point was to use the pickup switch. doesn't anyone pay attention.
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ok everyone. both my pickups work just fine. i didnt disconnect anything. and no it's not like tom morello cuz the whole point was to use the pickup switch. doesn't anyone pay attention.

That just made no sense. Since it is practicaly what tom morello does however he has a killswitch specificaly made for his guitar (3 way toggle) so that he does not damage the guitar
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That just made no sense. Since it is practicaly what tom morello does however he has a killswitch specificaly made for his guitar (3 way toggle) so that he does not damage the guitar

then why are ppl sayin its a seperate swich? i just use my regular pup switch with no mods or anything.
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then why are ppl sayin its a seperate swich? i just use my regular pup switch with no mods or anything.

Because it CAN be installed as a seperate switch. Or you can disconnect one pickup and use your pickup selector as a kill switch, you know - like when you switch to the pickup that ISNT CONNECTED, it DOESNT MAKE SOUND.
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Because it CAN be installed as a seperate switch. Or you can disconnect one pickup and use your pickup selector as a kill switch, you know - like when you switch to the pickup that ISNT CONNECTED, it DOESNT MAKE SOUND.



Or you can simply kill the volume to one of the pick-ups
#16
Don't be so quick to forget that not all guitars have the appropriate control type to do that, thus making a separate switch necessary.....
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#17
I'm not, because I realize that the guy does have the proper electronics to do this.
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Or you can simply kill the volume to one of the pick-ups

this is exactly what i do and exactly what i said in the first post.
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