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Shadow Kill Pot 250 kOhm Resistance 

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This version of the Shadow Kill Pot 250 kOhm Resistance is designed for single coil pickups.Since rock music began to go wild and loud in the 1960's ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get the machine-gun sound without killing your toggle switch.

This version of the Shadow Kill Pot 250 kOhm Resistance is designed for single coil pickups.

Since rock music began to go wild and loud in the 1960's the machine-gun sound effect with an electric guitar is one of the most important characteristics.

If you strum a chord, turn the volume of one pickup down the other pickup on and move your toggle fast up and down, it shreds your sound. This is the so called machine-gun sound effect which you can listen in countless rock songs. So far so good - but those radical actions destroyed innumerable toggle switches.

Now, Shadow solved this annoying problem: The SH 124 Kill Pot is a unique potentiometer with a momentary push switch for electric guitars, which momentarily kills the sound by stroking it up and down. By pushing it up and down quickly it creates an extraordinary sound effect which is known from the wild Rock' n Roll days - you can now create your own machine gun sound effect with your guitar. This preserves your toggle switch and is much more comfortable to handle.

You can install the SH 124 Kill Pot easily in any common electric guitar. Because of its 16 mm bushing, it even suits arch-top guitars. The Kill Pot replaces the standard potentiometer of your electric guitar. It is up to you if you choose to replace your volume or tone pot.

Of course, by replacing your standard potentiometer with the SH 124 Kill Pot you do not lose the feature of the old one. You can also control either the volume or tone with the Kill Pot - and additionally it gives you the opportunity to easily create an astonishing sound effect.

The SH 124 guarantees 2 million of those pushes which assures numerous machine-gun sounds.

  • Hard-wearing, specially designed potentiometer with momentary push-switch
  • Mounting busing: 16 mm; M7 x 0.75 thread

Add some machine-gun fire to your arsenal. Order today.


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ShadowKill Pot 250 kOhm Resistance

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Good Addition to Any Guitar

By Josh Chapman

from Minnesota

Comments about Shadow Kill Pot 250 kOhm Resistance:

This is a great way to add a killswitch to a guitar while maintining it's appearance and avoiding routing.
This momentary killswich does exactly what it promises. The potentiometer works fine as a replacement volume knob and the killswitch works great. I docked 1 from the the rating because of the popping noise the kill switch produces while on a clean or cleaner overdrive tone. This is a common thing in killswitches, so it's not really this particular killswitch's fault.
I gave it an eight because the button feels a little more loose than I had expect, but honestly this just allows for more responsive use.

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Great concept poor materials-execution?

By alsal-lPQv4

from Lenox, MA

Comments about Shadow Kill Pot 250 kOhm Resistance:

Got this in November 2010, and by January 2011, the potentiometer portion, not the 'kill' switch, is now intermittently incapable of going dead silent. Signal leaks through or occasionally is stuck at full bore. Have to rotate it full on and then full off again to silence it. Installed in my Hot Noiseless PUP/blend pot, Mexi-Caster as the finishing touch to upgrades. Now...I've gotta yank it. From looking at the unit, the Pot/resistor cap is of the smaller surface area potentiometers. Perhaps just not enough beef to take volume swells from active gigging. I didn't totally trash it in the ratings, as I haven't contacted Shadow or MuFriend for service/replacement options. Will check back in if issue is addressed....or not. FYI, this was the 250kohm version. I'm hoping it's a fluke, and perhaps the shaft crimp let loose and the pot-wiper is not always tracking where it should be. Stay tuned...

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