Guitar Killswitch Pedal with Latching or Momentary Action
Some of the world’s best pedals are simpler than the plot of a Hollywood romance film. Well, they don’t come simpler (or more stylish) than Vein-Tap.com’s proud new offering, the Murder One killswitch pedal. With the power to quickly kill your signal in two different actions, the Murder One is all the guitar killswitch pedal you’ll ever need.
The Murder One Killswitch does exactly what it says on the box; it’ll kill your signal like a terrifying, deadly assassin, cutting off all noise completely. Perhaps you’re using this to silence your insane amounts of distortion hiss or feedback in between songs (we’re looking at you, death metal guitarists), or maybe create a modern stutter guitar effect by killing and reviving your signal quickly. It’s amazing how handy these pedals are, and once you have one, you really will wonder how you managed without one.
Even at high volumes and gain levels, the Murder One’s switch won’t give horrible pops and clicks – it’s a silent and deadly signal killing machine.
Momentary or Latching?
The Murder One is available in two varieties, or “actions”. The first is “latching”, in which you step on the pedal once to kill your signal and step on it again to bring it back. The second is “momentary”, and will kill your signal only whilst you’re holding the pedal’s footswitch down. This really is a matter of personal preference; you probably already know which one you’d prefer. If you’re still a bit confused, Contact Us, and we can advise you on which you’re after.
David Bond of Bond Guitar Tuition took some time to give his views about his Momentary Murder One: see what he thinks in this video.
Of course, if you need both at once, the Murder One Dual Stutter Killswitch might be for you – check it out!
Soft Touch or Hard Click?
A lot of our customers love the soft-touch feel of the Momentary version of the Murder One, but need a Latching killswitch. “Help us,” they’d call, “can we not have the best of both worlds?” Now you can.
The Soft-Touch Latching Murder One is the star here. It’s perfect for those who want to bring the classiest of classy killswitches to their pedalboard, because they play acoustic shows with temperamental PAs, or they hate a clicking sound interfering with their carefully rehearsed loop pedal jams.
Buy a Murder One Killswitch now! Make your pedalboard that much darker. It makes more sense than hiding the evidence!
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Patrick O’ Connell (verified owner) –
Well made and silent, save the planet shop local:)
The Murder One footswitch looks great and works an absolute treat. It needed a slight tweak to work with my kit but Ben sorted that with no problem at all. Then the post messed everything up and Ben sorted that too. It’s completely noiseless in operation and it’s so handy being able to shut the rig off with a flick of a foot. It really has been a lifesaver. I can’t fault the kit and the service is second to none. 10/10
anthony hanks (verified owner) –
does exactly what it says ,nothing more said
Matt Owen (verified owner) –
Really useful pedal – looks great and really robustly made. A great addition to any pedalboard!
rockinroomsrob (verified owner) –
Great little pedal, I’m not a guitarist, I’m an electronic music drummer/track writer/producer and use this in a live situation to momentary pause the backing track to the main front of house PA (i still hear the click though) similar to what DJs do…
Works a treat, light and compact.
phil.almond (verified owner) –
I play blues harmonica with a modified bullet mic. The Murder One is the perfect kill switch to cut out any feedback (inevitable when plugging a mic into an amp), when I need to put the mic down. It sticks two fingers up at feedback for me!
Ewen GARAT (verified owner) –
good pedal, really nice. however a “POC” can be heard at each click. too bad, but for the price and considering the internal construction, it is really honorable.
Ben from Vein-Tap.com –
Hi Ewen – there’s a few things that might be causing the pop, please email me and we’ll figure it out! Thanks for your review!
Don McCormack (verified owner) –
What an awesome tool and very affordable. The kill swathes ON the guitar is cool, but when both of your hands are free to continue working on the fretboard or wangbar while you hit the kills switch with you foot? Next level man. Really glad I found this. And delivery was dang fast, coming from the UK to the USA.
zachstanco (verified owner) –
Got my Murder One a few weeks ago and I love it. I got the momentary kill switch version; the switch works clean, and that’s all there really is to it! Solidly built, just the right size, and I dig the minimalist graphics. A permanent addition to the pedalboard!
peterlnice (verified owner) –
Murder One – I know this is just an On/Off Switch but it’s blimin’ great. Looks Cool and fits a treat on my pedalboard. Think I’m gonna buy another one soon to turn my Theremin on and off. It arrived promptly and was well packaged – Ooh err!
willlouw (verified owner) –
The momentary killswitch does exactly what you’d expect it to do. Works just like a guitar mounted killswitch but with three distinct advantages: 1) because you operate the switch with your foot instead of your hand you can keep you hands where they need to be for playing. 2) no need to modify your guitar 3) buy one pedal and use it with any guitar, rather than buying a killswitch for each guitar and drilling holes to mount them.
All-in-all, very happy with this product. 10/10
fredericsan007 (verified owner) –
Thank you, Ben for this excellent killswitch pedal. Before i needed but now i love it.
And i love also how it looks.
I strongly recommend the “Murder One”.
Bucketbot (verified owner) –
I bough the dual Murder One KIllswitch.
Great little pedal that does exactly what it says on the tin! Very solidly built.
NIce small footprint for a pedalboard and the LED is useful for the latching switch which I use to mute when swapping guitars.
Also great customer service from Ben when the first unit disappeared in the post.
marcandrea71 (verified owner) –
I purchased the soft-touch latching version which comes with an LED. It works as expected, silencing my rig immediately as soon as it is engaged, with no artefacts whatsoever. I highly recommend the LED-equipped versions to anyone looking for a killswitch on a pedalboard.
Thanks Ben for this awesome pedal!
supertzar (verified owner) –
It’s so simple that you don’t ever think that it could be a good or a bad pedal. This has one job and does it well. So well that I’m considering another one with momemtary switch so I can have different effect loops working on top of each other on & off.
Amazing pedal, amazing service.
ben.d.jackson (verified owner) –
Love it – simple and does the job perfectly 🙂
Denis Tassin (verified owner) –
This pedal is exactly what I was looking for.
I use it to protect my preamp/amp/speakers when switching guitars.
It looks cool and is solid as a tank 🙂
iiro.virtanen (verified owner) –
Just great! Using it to mute ongoing loops from my looper. Small and compact.
dowson.matt (verified owner) –
Looks and feels great, and soundly built. Fast delivery. Just wish it came with rubber feet or a rubber pad attached to the underside to prevent it from sliding around all over the place when not mounted on a pedal board! And the option to power using 9v battery would also be nice. Thanks
1) Ben is awesome! Stellar customer service.
2) My latching Murder One is exactly what I was looking for.
For years I’ve been toting around a deck with two ultra heavy volume/expression pedals and I just couldn’t take it ANY MORE! I realized I was really only using my VP as an on off switch – any swells can be handled with the novel little device on the guitar called the Volume Knob.
I found the super cool “Vein-Tap MURDER ONE” killswitch and it is freaking awesome. I have it in line after all my drives (derp), and no mater how many gain stages I have stacked up, I get smooth, silent switching with total kill. I would highly recommend this pedal to you if you’re looking for stutter or total elimination of your signal.
josh1pop (verified owner) –
Great Pedal! Sturdy construction and great quality for a cheaper price than other manufactures. I mean, it does what it needs to: turns of the signal when activated.
A great little pedal. Well built and fast delivery. Would highly recommend anyone to buy.
Thomas (verified owner) –
I have two of these and pair them with a Boss LS2 pedal to allow me to chose between having one, both or neither effects loops active or dead. They work perfectly and take up no room on the pedal board. The only killswitch you’ll ever need!
dpmm_medland (verified owner) –
This switch arrived promptly and was well packaged. It worked straight from the box without any fuss. I have been using the Murder One with my Boss RC3 Looper pedal, it’s the perfect compliment to this pedal – with no loss in performance – it is an awesome piece of kit. Small, compact, well built like a Russian UFC fighter it is made to last. It arrived promptly, well packed and worked straight out of the box. In short; it’s performance is excellent, aesthetically pleasing, minimal footprint and it even smells good! I bet it even tastes good too (no, I’m kidding!) 5 STARS !
Jimbartram (verified owner) –
Got the latching and momentary versions of this pedal I bi amp with a pog and use them to cut the channel when I’m looping with an rc30, absolutely brilliant
Robert (verified owner) –
I got the momentary version of the pedal, and I love it! I play a lot of Buckethead songs so this gives me the ability to do exactly what he’s doing! A neat thing about the momentary (only) pedal is you don’t have to plug it in – just stick it where you want it in your pedal chain and you’re good to go! You can get some really, really cool feedback/sound degradation effects from this if you use it right. I bought it for the manual stutter effect, but I’m pleased to see that there’s some experimentation to be had with this!
My first pedal from Vein-Tap, but definitely not my last!
riveredbyfish (verified owner) –
Harmonica player + distorted amp sound through PA + cupped mic in hand + one false move close to the vocal mic = howling feedback. Not any more! – I have the non-latching version of this by the base of the mic stand and step on it when I’m singing. Problem solved. Excellent little pedal, sexy look, works perfectly. Good price too.
Jack (verified owner) –
I would highly recommend this pedal. I think no pedal board should be without it. I have the latching one with LED and it is good to go in-between songs now and change guitars etc without having all that static and feed back. You must get one if you don’t. And if you have the money, get the one with both latching and momentary on as I have found situations where I wish I had them both. They are also really good quality and fast delivery
Nicola (verified owner) –
Absolutely funny!!! I’m using it with my bass, and my axes! Really easy to use: Just engage a LOT of distortion, a 5-string bass (or my Jackson), and I’m going mad!!! I love the momentary effect, and the switch is almost perfect! The pedal is crafted with superior quality, and it is gorgeous minimalistic (I love minimalistic designs)!! Highly reccomended!!!
Jordan B (verified owner) –
Awesome little pedal! Does exactly what it says in the description, very fun, highly recommend it! Cheers Ben!
Simon S (verified owner) –
great little pedal. Good price. Quick delivery.
Andyman (verified owner) –
Awesome little pedal ! Great build quality . Kills my signal perfectly. Would definately recommend !
Dave P (verified owner) –
One great piece of gear! Very fast delivery (to Belgium) and a great customer service! The pedal does excellent what it should do: without any (!) noise it kills your signal. Perfect!
David F (verified owner) –
Really well made pedal, great graphics! So much fun with single switch! Pedal was delivered, well protected, so quickly too
Ron W (verified owner) –
Ben’s pedals are great! Love the design. Great customer service, great product, nice guy to work with!
Philip H (verified owner) –
Does the job perfectly. Simple and straightforwards. No noises when operated. Does a simple job simply.
Rory M (verified owner) –
Neat little box does what it says on the tin!
Mike D. (verified owner) –
Does what it says on the tin !!!.. excellent piece of kit
Absolutely amazing pedal, I use the momentary version for my bass rig, and it’s just fantastic, for such a low price as well. Excellent build quality, and is really useful to put massive emphasis into some bass grooves/lines. On top of everything it looks fantastic, and adds a bit of flavour to my board.
All in all, an excellent buy, full 10/10, don’t think you could go wrong with this.
Great little pedal! I have the non-latching version, which allows me to add quick stutter effects or cut the guitar out for longer periods depending on how long I hold the switch down, which can create some really cool groves! Its good value too – to add a kill switch to a guitar would cost about £25 per guitar, this is cheaper to begin with, and because it’s on your pedal board you only need one, and you can use with all your guitars. Also, because this a foot controlled pedal, it leaves both hands free to play the guitar (normally one hand would be used to operate the killswitch). Lastly, the build quality is excellent; this is a well thought out, well put together, really cool pedal, and comes highly recommended!
Do you have a friend that always plays when you want say something or play yourself?! Buy a Murder One Killswitch, put it in his rig (he or even she will accept it because it looks bad-ass!) and you can make him or her shut up at any time! BIG WIN!
I love this pedal! i have a mometery and a latching the lacthing for when i want my guitar to shut up and i can sing and the momentary so i can flick it like a fine women’s bean to make some amazing nu metal sounds. and more to the point this pedal has never had any problem with anything else in my rig as i run 2 noise gates and a rack mount compressor. and it still sounds sweet and fine, it’s in fact better than the kill switch i had installed on one of my guitars. A truly amazing pedal that i don’t know how i lived without it and the momentary gets sorely abused in every song 10/10