Cool Guitar Mod #1 The Kill Switch

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Here is a cool DIY Guitar Mod any guitar owner can handle. It’s called a “Kill Switch”. Normally a kill switch is reserved for use on engines or machines.

 

Something like a drag car or a chainsaw is where you would normally find them. Ex: A drag car could use a kill switch to cut power to the fuel pump in case of disasters/wrecks.

 

It helps ensure that a fire won’t start in a wreck. Guitarists borrowed this idea and applied it to the guitar’s signal path. The Kill Switch basically cuts off the guitar’s signal by rerouting it to ground. It can be used as a cool guitar effect, or more simply as a means to mute your guitar when you aren’t playing. This quick video shows how you can add one to your axe. Enjoy.

Sincerely,

The Axe Dr.

 

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