How to Make a Cheap, Ugly, and Easy to Remove Guitar Killswitch

Introduction: How to Make a Cheap, Ugly, and Easy to Remove Guitar Killswitch

(sorry for my english guys) Yesterday i build this, the original idea included a nice pickward shaped base, but i made a "beta" version, ugly, and tape-attached to the original pickguard, i also made a mistake in part of the construction but i fixed it later.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

1- a microswitch
nnnn2- a guitar jack
3- a guitar plug
4- wire
5- a plastic box (i used a 100 business card box)
6- your pickguard
7- solder iron
8- a victorinox

Step 2: Construction

first make the holes in the boxes, with the victorinox, and place the components, first i put the plug in the box, but it probably "hurt" the guitar so i change it for a wire and plug.

Step 3: Wiring

the wiring is very simple, the ground of the jack and plug is connected, and the channel is connected to the first and last pins of the microswitch, and thats all. 

Step 4: Modification

the original design wasnt very nice with the jack, so i changed it for a wired plug, and i attached it with tape because i dont want to glue the pickward and i dont want to build another pickguard or similar.
This is my first instructable, so, be nice, i dont speak english very well so be nice with that too, and enjoy the killswitch, im going to add more stuff soon, and upload a finished version of this ugly thing

the guitar is an epiphone sg g400 cherry faded lefty

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    hey thanks, i think im going to build a pedal, like this but with a timer or something like that