Author Topic: Problem wiring a Killswitch in a guitar.Help needed.  (Read 3639 times)

Problem wiring a Killswitch in a guitar.Help needed.
« on: May 12, 2016, 05:39:35 AM »
So I rewired my guitar again to a 1humbucker 1 volume pot configuration but I have been having ground issues that I cant solve(humming noise when I touch the metal parts on the guitar).Moreover I tried to install a killswitch which was using a 3 pole toggle switch     
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But After wiring it using this guide http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/WIRING_MOD_SW001/Guitar-Wiring-Mod-Kill-Switch-Output-Mute-Switch.html   I hear no signal at the output jack.

This is how I've wired the toggle to the output jack : http://imgur.com/a/YWGBl    (The white wire is the hot wire and the red wire is the ground wire,both wired to the jack)

Any help is appreciated!!


M.A.P

Re: Problem wiring a Killswitch in a guitar.Help needed.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 09:42:30 AM »
Looks like you shorted the pins of your switch with solder. This way the signal is always connected to ground and you get no output.

Resolder the switch and it should work. Also I would recommend to use insulating tape or similar to isolate the cables you soldered together.

Re: Problem wiring a Killswitch in a guitar.Help needed.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 02:09:36 AM »
Well my killswitch works now,but I have a grounding issue.Whenever I touch my killswitch I hear a buzz/humm sound.Any solution?

Jdansti

Re: Problem wiring a Killswitch in a guitar.Help needed.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 02:49:58 AM »
Try temporarily connecting a wire between a grounded part of the guitar, such as the outside of the guitar's jack, and the nut on the switch. Then touch the switch and see if you still get hum. If it solves the problem, you'll need to figure out how to ground the exposed metal parts of the switch for permanent use.
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