Post by liamthetate on Jul 16, 2006 5:51:12 GMT -5
Hi guys, I plan to install a killswitch on my guitar. Its gonna be wired in towards the end of the signal path...so basically just before the hot wire gets to the guitar jack. I'm using a DPDT (though i think i should go and buy a SPDT). The hot lead goes to the middle poll, then one of the outer polls continues this signal to the jack and the other outer poll has no wire attached to it. So effectively its switching the whole guitar signal on and off. Do i make sense?
So my question is.... do i need to 'ground' this killswitch? Will it buzz and hum like crazy? Does this proposed idea set me up for a nasty electric shock in the future?
Post by vonFrenchie on Jul 17, 2006 21:00:39 GMT -5
Couldn't it also be wired like this
If it were from a pickup the top would be from the pickup and the middle would be to the volume pot or 3/4/5 way selector switch. The black wire is the ground from the pickup. This could also be applied at the output. I think it would work. Considering how switches work it should.
Yes, it will work the way you show it. The only advantage of the circuit I drew is that it will be very quiet because it routes the "hot" connection to ground. Still, you know what you are doing and you know to switch the hot wire instead of the ground connection.