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Killswitch on a bass Answered

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
LucDaRocka1

10 years ago

the basses go for 450$ not the switches

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LucDaRocka1
LucDaRocka1

10 years ago

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
Sandisk1duo

12 years ago

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

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usanoisecorp
usanoisecorp

12 years ago

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
acac

13 years ago

what would you use it for?

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wingman246
wingman246

Reply 13 years ago

making the cool sounds like buckethead does.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. 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
wingman246

Reply 13 years ago

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
its a lion

13 years ago

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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heavy.metal.nguyen
heavy.metal.nguyen

Reply 13 years ago

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