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Looking for a dedicated "A to A/ B to B " switching pedal

XootXoot

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I need to route my electric to my amp, and also route an acoustic to a DI..
in one pedal....
don't want a Y-pedal.., don't want an A/B box... just a dedicated switcher that every time I hit the button, it alternates an instrument to its' respective path...nothing more..nothing less..

anyone make that??

(I've been using an Akai MB76 midi-controlled switcher to do this, but it's cumbersome, and getting quite ancient...need something more compact..)

thanks guys

rogerxavier@yahoo.com (XootXoot on TGP)
 
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Quite simply the best place to go is www.loop-master.com
He's a regular poster here.
Does anything custom, has very reasonable prices and his stuff is built to last anything!
Without a doubt he'll sort you out.
 

XootXoot

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hi Ken....
the A/B you tweaked may not do what I need.
can your pedal ,say, wire up BOTH a Bass and a Les paul,...then activate a bass thru a bass amp (and you won't hear the screaming overdriven Les paul thru the Marshall in the other corner of the room??, and then when you hit the pedal again, it shuts off your bass, and the les paul opens up screaming thru the Marshall ??...see what I am getting at??
 

XootXoot

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hi Theodore...

I tried to email to your link to LoopMaster Co....but Outlook keeps opening up..(and crashes my comp)
do you have his actual email address I can use thru yahoo...??
 

stinkfoot

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I need to route my electric to my amp, and also route an acoustic to a DI..
in one pedal....
don't want a Y-pedal.., don't want an A/B box... just a dedicated switcher that every time I hit the button, it alternates an instrument to its' respective path...nothing more..nothing less..
What exactly are you looking for? Are the two instruments (the acoustic and electric) meant to share any other pedals, or are you just looking to shut one up while you're playing the other?

In my experience, introducing PA stuff (such as a DI box) into an electric guitar path - if only via an A/B switch - is asking for trouble. 99% of the time, you'd be better off duplicating any effects (getting a separate tuner for the acoustic, for instance).

/Andreas
 

kennethkofler

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Xoot, the way I'm using mine is like this. I've got my electric that I'm playing and need to switch to acoustic. I've got two out's and one in(which I could switch to the opposite, but for what we're doing this is the deal) Out A runs to the electric chain and into the amp. Out B runs to my D.I., acoustic preamp and processor. The channel(amp) that's not active is muted w/o noise. It mutes the amp, though you've still got to switch patched instruments. Now, this setup still isn't perfect in my mind, cause I still have to unplug one and plug the other in, though I've got separated chains all through one patch. I should, IMO, just have the acoustic rigged up and muted with a second TU-2, but I can only afford so many 100 dollar tuners. Like I say, the only downfall is not being able to have both instruments plugged in all the time(vital seconds of plugging and unplugging), but otherwise, yeah, it does what you're asking. Uhhhh....I think.
 

XootXoot

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well, instead of a $100 TU-2 (which I already have 2 of), I thought $100 could buy me a pedal the runs 2 signals parallel, yet never be able to cross into each others' paths.

Stinkfoot: the guitars are COMPLETELY independent from each other.
from start to finish... and will never cross into each others' path.

Hum and noise of using DI's and Amps are alleviated...we have EbTech units for that...no problem there.

Kenneth: Both my guitars (acoust/Elect.) have their volumes turned up all the way..and stay that way...
.the way I'm using them now, gives me no time to futz with a volume setting...I mean I have literally 1/2 a second between songs or even verses , to switch...I'm gigging as Guitar Chair #1 for a Vegas Casino show...big production...no time to screw around...
My Akai works fine...cancels out signal 1 completely...while firing up signal 2 in just a millisecond...no pops...no stress...with both guitars' volume knobs on 10....
The Akai MB76 is an ANCIENT rack unit, and I'm looking for its' equivalent in a modern pedal...someone MUST make a useful pedal like this...somebody...anybody???

*** again: NO cross talk between Acoustic and electric...Each has a completely Independent path...

dunno how else to explain it....
 

The Smith

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Here's a sketch that I gave to Dan (username: this1smyne). I had a need similar to yours, except that I wanted the addition of a loop. He did me right at a reasonable price. With the loop, I can have the acoustic and electric share the reverb on an effects processor, for example.

LINK
 

XootXoot

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Teh Smith: oooooooo I like that !!!
is it super-quiet when you switch between axes? ...I'm dealing with a TON of Gain...

The loop option is cool...tho I won't ever use it...Lord knows how much processing I have going on as it is... (ie: TWO compressors on my Tele for starters)

I like this schematic...could he build the exact one again??
 

The Smith

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Teh Smith: oooooooo I like that !!!
is it super-quiet when you switch between axes? ...I'm dealing with a TON of Gain...

The loop option is cool...tho I won't ever use it...Lord knows how much processing I have going on as it is... (ie: TWO compressors on my Tele for starters)

I like this schematic...could he build the exact one again??
I haven't heard any bleed through, and yes it's quiet. The jack placements on mine aren't in the exact same placement as depicted in the sketch, but it's functionally the same. Dan can custom make the pedal to fit your exact needs.
 

XootXoot

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mission accomplished..thnks guys !!

Dan the Man is building me one....gotta get to the back of the line tho..but at least the ball is rolling !!!
God Bless ya;s...and have a great NYE!!
 




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