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Re: KILL SWITCH/electric guitar recommendations?



I dont know what you are asking really Rick!

No one BUYS a killswitch.. theres no special kill switches out there (the link you sent looked like it was meant for something else, I cant imagine whacking down on a pot is either A) very efficient B) good for the pot.

Just buy any momentary switch, choose the one that looks good to you, as you say an old couple a video game switches would look GREAT, I think that in reality they are also in need of a hefty old THWACK I would go for the lightest touch you can find, quite large too. Unfortunately (as I have discovered when making mine) the bigger they are the further that they intrude into the guitar. You need a low, flush switch.

As for the circuit, theres 2. 
Dependant on whether its a "Normally ON" switch, or a "Normally OFF" switch
http://alexplorer.net/guitar/mods/killswitch.html
Thus...
anyway, YOU of all people know this, your Walker Glitch pedal is a bunch of killswitches right?

So, what was the question again?






On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:33 AM, Charles Zwicky <cazwicky@earthlink.net> wrote:
The Kill switch on David Torn's Teufel guitar was a very short travel membrane switch, similar to the switches under the buttons of a multieffect processor.  It has a very fast tactile response.


At 6:27 PM -0700 8/22/13, Rick Walker wrote:
I had a URL for a  KILL SWITCH for a custom tenor guitar
I"m having made, but it no longer is extant.

These came highly recommended and I wondered if anyone has any experience with them.
http://www.shadow-electronics.com/viewart.html?id=309&search=1

But I've also heard that video game switches can be faster to manipulate than
typical guitar styled 'kill switches'.

The standard toggle switch on a guitar is not really fast enough for very
quick 'slicing and dicing' techniques,  so I wondered,  what's the poop
on KILL SWITCHES?

Anyone know what Torn uses,   out of curiosity?

Thanks,

Rick Walker


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