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My Toggle Makes To Many Popping Sounds


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I converted this 1974 Guild S90 into a one pickup guitar because it’s one of my personal beasts and I never use neck pickups. I thought it would be pretty trick to just have the one pup.

However, in doing so I had no need for the 3 way toggle switch and I really hate empty holes so I converted the three way into a kill switch. It’s active when in the neck position and dead in both the middle and bridge position. I have the positive shorting to ground and everything stays really nice and quiet when it’s toggled off but when toggling I find I get some static and a bit of popping at times.

I’d like to be able to maintain the same size hole that’s already there (no permanent changes) but I’d like a switch that’s quieter. Anyone have any ideas on a super quiet switch that will fit in an existing hole for an LP toggle?

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I've done the push button kill switch before and I always find it harder to push down against the face of the guitar than I do with just toggling the switch.

When i replace the switch I might make both outside lugs active and just keep the center lug shorted. Cycling through the toggle could make for some interesting patterns.

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I've done the push button kill switch before and I always find it harder to push down against the face of the guitar than I do with just toggling the switch.

Thinking about it in light of what you said, that makes a lot of sense. I had that in the back of my head to use later. Not any more!

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