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Hi All,

I wonder if any of you have tried fitting a kill switch directly before the output jack on a humbucker equipped guitar?

I have tried this by literally putting a Switchcraft on/off switch between the output of the volume pot and the jack with ALL other wiring (earthing) staying the same.

When I flip the switch the output is cut considerably but I can still hear the guitar! How can this be when I have cut off the output?!

Do I need to change the earthing system? Is a signal finding it's way through the earth cables?

Please help!


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Rather than trying to stop the signal from reaching the output jack, just have your switch connect the ground and hot signals together. This will silence the output completely.

+1 That is the best way to wire a kill switch - same as the volume set zero and keeps the amp quiet.

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