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Old 05-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Killswitch question.

Alrightie, so for my brithday, I may be buying a Gibson Melody Maker les paul. It has a single volume and single pickup.
I plan on adding some space invader decals and other gamer related stuff (retro gamer here)
I was going to ask if it is possible to use a killswitch in that volume pot. I want to take an arcade styled button and replace the volume knob with it. Will that work? I also plan to put a blue dimarzio d-activator in there.

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure it'll work, but you're gonna have some pretty high output since its just a killswitch and a couple of wires providing resistance. :P

If you still want a volume pot, I think Switchcraft makes a Pot/Killswitch hybrid, but I don't think it'll match the retro-style theme you're going for unless you replace the knob.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:37 AM   #3
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Pots don't affect maximum output, they do however have a filtering effect so in actual fact your pickup will come out a little brighter than usual owing to the lack of pot. Well, quite a bit brighter actually.

It'll work, but I'd consider having the volume pot just hidden in the guitar or something for the tonic benefits, I can imagine a D-Activator sounding a little hairy with zero low pass applied.

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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Get a killswitch volume pot instead.

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Old 06-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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This is what I was going to recommend you try and use. They come in 3 different versions - 250K, 500K and the 25K for actives. You can find them on Ebay for about $30 give or take with shipping.
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