Mike D'Antonio (bass) & Adam Dutkiewicz (drums) start collaborating on new music after their prior bands Overcast & Aftershock weren’t working out. Soon after they recruit Aftershock guitarist Joel Stroetzel and the three of them record a demo to find a singer. During the process the band name originates from The X Files episode, "Kill Switch” and the first band logo is created. A few months later Jesse leach (vocals) is recruited to the project after his prior bands Corrin & Nothing Stays Gold disbanded (Summer & Fall-1999)
- 3pc Maple neck: A strong 3pc Maple neck provides an enriched resonance.
- Rosewood fretboard: Rosewood fretboard provides a well-balanced solid tone with a focused mid range.
- Medium frets: Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.
- Okoume body: The Okoume body provides a bright and solid sound.
- Seymour Duncan® SPB/SJB pickups: Seymour Duncan® SPB-1 & SJB-2b pickups produce a smooth and warm tone and a wide range of sounds.
- Accu-cast B200 series bridge: The Accu-cast B200 bridge helps give the MDB bass a massive sound that is especially punchy in the low-mids.
- weight: 8 lbs 2 oz
- neck type: MDB3pc Maple neck
- top/back/body: Okoume body
- fretboard: Rosewood fretboardMDB special inlay
- fret: Medium frets
- number of frets: 22
- bridge: Accu-cast B200 bridge
- string space: 19mm
- neck pickup: Seymour Duncan® SPB-1 neck pickuppassive
- bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan® SJB-2 bridge pickuppassive
- factory tuning: 1F,2C,3G,4C
- strings: D'Addario® EXL
- string gauge: .055/.075/.095/.120
- hardware color: Cosmo black