DIY Killswitch Installation

Posted 02 Jul 2008 in Effects, Hardware

A killswitch can be a handy thing to have, as it allows a guitarist to immediately mute sounds coming from the guitar, as opposed to a messy cutoff using a volume knob or foot pedal. It can make for some interesting guitar effects, as demonstrated by Eddie Van Halen’s “You Really Got Me”.

If you’re feeling adventurous enough, here are some pretty good guides showing how you go about installing one.

Check out this video as well for a nice demo of the killswitch in action.

1 Comment

  1. Ian Tan (04 Jul 2008, 7:11)

    This is one of those things I’d have installed on a project guitar. You know, the one you buy for $200 and hack up and mod to the hilt…

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