Need to run a 2 amp setup, advice...

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  1. Jeff Hitman

    Jeff Hitman Member

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    Got a gig coming up next month in Boston at a 2000 seat club. I'll be running a Marshall type 50W head on a 4x12 AND a Traynor YBA-1 on a 2x12, both amps on all the time. Need some advice on the most reliable way to do this. An ABY box? If so, which one?
    Thanks,
    J
     
  2. rockster12

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    I personally would use a lehle ab/y box. I use a lehle a/b/c box for running 2 amps, but I don't need them on simultaneously. I run a marshall 50 watt and a fender super reverb and use the "C" for my tuner out.
    The Lehle is the best switching pedal I have ever used and I have used a bunch. Totally quiet, silent switching, LED's that you can actually see in the sunlight. And it is built like a tank. Probably more solid than any pedal I have ever seen.
     
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    i've heard the lehle is good. i've been using the tonebone switchbone. it's got more features than the lehle (boost, drag, phase switching), and none of the ground loop problems that other ABY's have.
     
  4. Steve Dallas

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    +1 on the Lehle. Perfectly quiet. No ground loops. No tone suck. Simple and straightforward. Good stuff.
     
  5. riffmeister

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    Framptone is another good one. I've had mine for about four years now......no GLH, noiseless switching.....good stuff.
     
  6. erksin

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    Any stereo effects pedals on your board? You could save yourself some cash by using the twin outs...

    I use a Startouch A/B/Y that's had no ground loop/hum issues.

    www.startouchpedals.com
     
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    Get a Switchbone, I have no no issues at all with it other than the wierd voltage req.

    It does exactly what they say it does perfectly, easily the best switcher I've used
     
  8. black.shadow

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    i have heard that the tonebone switchbone is the way to go for multi amp setups. good luck.
     
  9. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    Lehle Dual works great. Have had many problems with Radial/Tonebone gear in the past.
     
  10. GCDEF

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    Depends on the Marshall type head. Older Marshalls had paralell inpts so you could plug into one, then run a cord from the other input to a second amp. Nothing to it.
     
  11. Randy

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    If you're running both amps on all the time I recommend the Axess Electronics BS2. It's buffered to prevent signal loss, has isolated outputs to prevent ground loop hum and has a phase reverse switch in the event you need it. I've used one for years and it works great.

    http://www.axess-electronics.com/_p_bs2.htm
     
  12. Den

    Den Member

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    +1 ... and if you're not sure, having the "Y" capability is awesome.
     
  13. The Whiz

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    If you're going to be running with both of them on all the time, a simple Axess BS-2 buffer/splitter will work well. It isolates both amps to prevent hum and it has a phase reversal switch to make sure both amps are in phase. The buffer works very well too.

    taco
     
  14. The Whiz

    The Whiz Member

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    Are YOU...ME??
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  15. Randy

    Randy Supporting Member

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    I hope not!! ;)
     
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    Roger Mayer Crossroads too...
     
  17. gkelm

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    I agree...if you don't need switching I'd go with the Axess.
    Greg
     

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