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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Pretty bad pot
Matt GZ, 30.11.2019
The pot itself is pretty bad quality, it is closer to the cheap eastern pots on entry level guitars than a good quality OEM replacement. The kill function is very cool, so that earns it 3 stars.
If you like smooth silent pots and use the volume to reduce the gain on your amp you will be disappointed with this pot. If you keep it maxed out and do not mind using contact cleaner quite often you are ok.
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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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Be SUPER careful when dealing this pot (not newbie-friendly)
Rg. Lewandowski , 10.03.2018
1: No physical wiring diagrams given with the product. The official diagram in Shadow Electronic's website is super unclear.

2: Bad design. It's difficult to solder everything clean for this particular pot because of its tiny spacing between lugs, especially when you got a giant tone cap soldered on it.

3: Quite fragile. when i finally made the wiring right and tighten it up on my Les Paul, the pot just suddenly *pops* and the controlling pin just detached from the pot, but this ddin't happen to my other pots while i applied the same tension on them. Luckily it still holds together when i tried to put the pin back to the pot (with the use of a washer and nut).

Bottom Line: On function, it works great. On quality or design, not so. Would not be a big problem if you're a soldering expert; May ruin your day if it's your first time to solder (like me).
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