A/B switches

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  1. MTLove

    MTLove Member

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    I want to A/B my twin and Cub, and don't know anything about A/B switches? What do I need to switch from one to the other, and to use them both at the same time? A/B/Y? Brands? Thoughts? Thanks.
     
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    Boss LS-2 is worth looking into. It's more like an A/B plus IMO.

    Stay away from the Morley (or so I've been told).
     
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    I use a Divided By 13 Switchazel. Pricey, but worth it. It has a built in "lift" or volume boost for solos and a Tuner out switch with mutes your rig when tuning. Cool pedal, but it takes up a lot of room on a pedal board.
     
  5. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    I also like the Whirlwind Selector (A/B/Y). I happen to have 2 and one of them is about to be for sale, I just landed a Lehle so will keep one Whirlwind.

    Let me know if you might be interested, I haven't posted it for sale anywhere yet.

    cheers,
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    (eBay feedback = fendertweed)
     
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    There are a gazillion threads on this topic.....use the search function.

    Quick summary: you need to be concerned with ground loops with two amps. You will need an ABY switch for both amps to be on simultaneously. Lehle and Switchbone are a couple of top contenders.
     
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    The Framptone is also top notch.
     
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    I loved the Lehle dual a/b, bo issues with ground looping or volume loss!
     
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    I've had ground loop issues with my loooper
     
  11. Josh O

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    +1, bad ground loop issues with mine too. Switchbone worked well for me.
     
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    Both the Lehle and the Radial Switchbone are great solutions. I personally use the Radial with my Rambler/Tomcat rig and it works perfectly. It's also got a great adjustable boost that can be switched to use as a tuner mute as well. Plus, as mentioned, a ground lift and polarity switch to keep things silent when they're supposed to be.
     
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    That looks like a really solid unit. If there were more than 2 amps, I would suggest the Voodoo Lab Amp Selector or maybe a custom pedal from WOBO (I'm waiting for my switching system- should be a knock on the door sometime today or tomorrow)... the unit I ordered was very reasonably-priced... $299 for a 12-stomp 12-LED switching system with 3 inputs (clean, dirty, echo), relay-switchable-input effects loop for LoopStation, echo return input, each with an independent stomp for output to Dr. Z Carmen Ghia and a switchable effects loop of an E-H POG and a weird compressor into a '80 Fender Champ II driving a '63 Leslie 120 cabinet for organ sounds. Both of the outputs has an adjustable output buffer. With a $99 additional pedal, I will be able to "teleport" my volume pedal (and a future Boss HR-2- true bypass-ed) from being in front of my effects to being directly after the Loop Station for adding harmonies and controlling volumes of live or looped playing. That quote actually doesn't take into account the true bypassing of the HR-2 because I don't have one yet, but I might wait and have it made that way just to save space and tone, it wouldn't cost a whole lot more... maybe also a buffered output for the Tracking input on the HR-2 as well... hmm...
     
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    hows the Pacific Custom Pedals A/B switches? those look pretty sweet.
     
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    +1 for the Framtpone
    I have the 3-banger and works great for me, top product!
     

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