Shadow SH124-500 Kill Pot

Killer Potentiometer

  • Potentiometer for electric/bass guitar
  • 500 kΩ logarithmic
  • With push switch for killer sound effect
  • Thread: approx. 6.8 x 17 mm in addition to knurled shaft

Further Information

Design Killswitch
Resistance Value 500 kOhms
Characteristic Curve Logarithmic
Tandem Poti No
Push/Push Killswitch
Solderless No
shaft type grooved

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Great concept, less-than-stellar execution
Rhyeth, 16.02.2020
The concept of combining a kill switch with the volume pot is genius, but unfortunately the execution leaves a lot to be desired. The quality of the pot itself is fairly low - feeling relatively cheap and the volume roll-off seems to be somewhat lacking.

There's a distinct lack of viable instructions with the pot itself. All that is provided is a simple labelled diagram for using this as a volume or a tone pot, but there's no detailed instructions on optimal wiring set-ups or example diagrams - which would have went a long way in terms of ease-of-accessibility for first-time guitar modders. Furthermore, there's shockingly little online regarding installation of this pot - no videos from the company themselves or amateur/pro media coverage.

The killswitch function works relatively well. The feedback from clicking it in is a little lacking, but enough to work with. Thankfully mine has not died yet as this seems to be a somewhat common issue among other users. The volume roll-off, as explained before, isn't as smooth as one would expect - however, there is a nice touch to the pot wherein when it is fully turned up, there is a slight magnetic latch that locks it in place so you don't accidentally roll down the volume when using the killswitch. This is especially useful to anyone who is intending to use this as a faux-tremolo effect or the likes.

All in all; a fun addition to the guitar, but in the future I would instead install a dedicated killswitch instead of this. Would recommend it if you're toying around with DIY Guitar Kits for the first time, but not to anyone who frequently does guitar mods as the payoff is not worth it.
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wrong pot
JamesPetrucci, 03.06.2020
unfortunately it was wrong pot needed short one not long one
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A fun extra to have on any guitar
19.10.2016
I bought the Shadow Kill Pot for a custom guitar I built, wanting to spec it out with lots of cool features.

I actually didn't expect to use the pot much, but it turned out to be a good investment.
It works very very well, just the right amount of sensitivity to touch and also has a notch at full volume which you can feel when the control is maxxed. this provides resistance to accidental twists when tapping the pot, but not so much as to make it hard to use for volume sweeps.

This was a godsend for me, as I tend to knock the volume of a standard pot down sometimes when playing. With this pot that no longer happens.

I'd have given it 5 stars, but for the build quality. I have had no problems, but the pot looks like one of those cheap far eastern dull metal things.
It did put me off when I got it, but it has been reliable despite my concerns.

I would have no qualms fitting another, or recommending it.
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Kinda good
23.03.2017
Does what it is supposed to do but....
This is not a high quality pot, there is no slow decrease in volume or tone, its fully on even if you turn it for 80%.
"Kill" feature works fine but it is very hard to solder it. Holes made for wires are too small making that part extremely difficult.
All in all, I would rather have kill switch installed in my guitar and one good volume or tone pot.
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