Kill switch?


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I'd like to install one of these kill switches (as seen here) . They mention that they cause a popping sound when used on clean, is that par for the course? Do all kill switches do that on clean?
That switch looks just like one I bought for my doorbell. has many to choose from, and they're nowhere near that price! They have them with and without LED ring lighting. I can't imagine why you'd need the ring lighting on a guitar. It's nice for a doorbell though.

You can probably eliminate or greatly reduce the pop with a small value capacitor across the switch contacts.
For an audio signal it may be more complicated than a single capacitor. If you're using the switch to ground the pickup signal, you may not have a problem. If you do, you can try using the switch like this: