What does anyone need a kill switch for? A Lawnmower?

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  1. DonM

    DonM Member

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    I mean whats wrong with the volume pot?
    My Tenn Rose has a double throw Kill switch - I mean shoot - whats it going to do if I don't hit the kill switch? will it roll down the drive and get in a wreck? :tapedshut
     
  2. kool98769

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    Killswitch=\=volume.
    Some people really like doing tom morello stuff, or buckethead. That is impossible with a volume knob.
    Doable on a LP, but not the buckethead stuff.
     
  3. atquinn

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    Also, 5-string basses? What's up with that? If 4 strings was good enough for Jaco, it should be good enough for anyone! :D

    -Austin
     
  4. EADGBE

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    I don't want one myself.
     
  5. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    LOL!

    I think they only sprung up in response to synthesizers, which provided a low note MUCH lower than available on a 4-string. So, if you're going to cover those types of songs without a synth, that extra string can help...
     
  6. swimrunner

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    Well, they do match 7-string guitars...
     
  7. Quinny

    Quinny Member

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    They make the stage rumble. Making stages rumble is good. :)
     
  8. SGNick

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    I like the kill switch on gretsches, just because it lets you cut the volume between songs without messing with volume knobs, which you may have set just right for a specific sound
     
  9. The Golden Boy

    The Golden Boy Member

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    I don't understand the concept either.
     
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    i had the builder put one on my newest guitar. it has p90's and a single volume and tone. I want it for the quiet parts between songs, so my p90's do not hum at all then. it is just a little switch out of the way.
     
  11. buddastrat

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    How do I mod my wife for one?
     
  12. Guitarpentry

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    :crazyguywas waitin' for that one!
     
  13. atquinn

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    Pfft! If 6 strings was good enough for Jimi (and Jimmy), it's good enough for you. And I don't wanna hear any different! :D

    -Austin
     
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    You "I don't understand the concept/why does anyone need this" guys just kill me.





    Some people just might approach the instrument and/or play differently than you do.
     

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