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Thread: Misterious switch on luke iii

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    Misterious switch on luke iii

    it's me again with my curious questions ...
    what is this switch on Luke's guitar seems to be a kill switch
    if someone could say to me

    pic taken yesterday at Vienne show



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    It's the go go gadget guitar button
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    Nitrous Oxide?
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    keep in mind that you are talking about four pieces of wood two pots one switch a trem along with springs two pickups and some wire.....BP

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    placebo
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    see...this is why I didnt get black...
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    Maybe one of those "cut-out" buttons like EVH has on his new touring guitar? EVH uses it for the machine gun effect that folks do on a LP when they turn volume off on neck pickup and then quickly toggle between bridge and neck on the switch. He uses it in You Really Got Me after the solo and right before the "quiet" part with the moaning and whatnot. EVH's is a big stupid red button, but maybe Luke wanted the same thing but less obnoxious?

    I'm sure Dudley or BP know the real answer instead of my stupid speculation!



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    maybe just a short cut to activate the boost

    actually it looks like a bullet that was stopped by the guitar
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    Maybe it's a LED light than indicates to the guitar tech that it's time to wipe the fingerprints/sweat off the guitar. In this case, it would be glowing pretty bright!

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    Yeah! Looks like he is an olympic gymnast -- that looks like that white chalk powder all over the guitar. If it was still the '80's I'd say it was some other kind of powder!



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    I'd say it's a pretty safe bet that he leaves the tone knob all the way up most of the time.

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    I owuld guess kill switch or possibly a blower switch.
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    Its probably a blanking plate covering a hole where the volume knob used to be. Maybe it was a prototype that sounded really good and Luke wanted to try moving the volume?
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    Switches + roasted maple neck
    That's announce options or new model or limited edition

    Wait and see.

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    Maybe a little switch used to be there for the boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim O'Sullivan View Post
    Its probably a blanking plate covering a hole where the volume knob used to be. Maybe it was a prototype that sounded really good and Luke wanted to try moving the volume?
    My vote: it's a prototype before they installed the push pull pot boost!
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