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i've been considering equipping a killswitch to my bass guitar. Think it would be worth it? And could it simply be installed by hooking a button switch to the pickup wires?

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LucDaRocka1 (author)2010-10-30

the basses go for 450$ not the switches

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LucDaRocka1 (author)2010-10-30

well i do know its worth it. gene simmons of kiss has one on his axe bass. you can but em for about 450$

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-01-09

As long as you don't actually damage the guitar... then maybe

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usanoisecorp (author)2009-01-06

i'm not sure how Buckethead does his but i'm planning on building one in a stomp box form, with one single pole single throw momentary switch (to have a tapping cut out like buckets style) and have a double pull single throw (to have a click on, click off)

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acac (author)2008-02-08

what would you use it for?

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wingman246 (author)acac2008-02-10

making the cool sounds like buckethead does.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-02-08

. If you are wanting to mute the instrument, just opening the circuit may introduce hum. I'd try shorting the wires going to the amp.

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wingman246 (author)NachoMahma2008-02-10

i'm thinking i'll just install a button switch like buckethead has. i think all i have to do is set it up so the switch will momentarily cut the signal coming from the pickup.

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its a lion (author)2008-02-08

There is a iBle on installing a killswitch. I can't remember exactly how it is wired, but I think was pretty simple. Also, I don't see a reason why you couldn't install one on a bass. I have never seen it, but why not...

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Yeah you could do that with it you just need the right kind of cord. The kind with the unscrewable piece around the jack.

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