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Re: KILL SWITCH/electric guitar recommendations?

I'm doing it by the opposite direction using a LIVE SWITCH! A foot cotrolled momentary pad that lets sound through while pressed down but is "killing" when not touched. I can also deactivate the Live Switch so I won't have to constantly step on it (for "normal rig functionality"). My prefered signal chain level for the switch is after distortion and filtering units but before reverb and delay lines.

Den fredagen den 23:e augusti 2013 skrev mark francombe:
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
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.

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

Anyone know what Torn uses,   out of curiosity?


Rick Walker




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