switchbone or headbone???

Den

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The Headbone is designed when using two amp heads with one cabinet. The Switchbone is used for switching two separate amps and speaker set-ups ... whether head + cab, or combo. I use the Switchbone for my Rambler/Tomcat rig and it works perfectly. Great built-in boost also. Highly recommended!
 

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Originally posted by Igneous
I think then switchbone is it for me. THX!!!
Hey there, do you understand how these are totally different devices? What are you needing to do?

1) IF it's to switch between 2 amps (i.e. 2 combos or 2 stacks ) then you want the Switchbone.

2) If it's to switch 2 AMPS into 1 cabinet , then it's the HEadbone

3) If it's to switch 1 AMP into 2 cabinets then it's the Cabbone.

They're all very different devices. If you knew this, NEVERMIND, but if not, hopefully this helped. Have a good one

ERIC
 

drbob1

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And if you want two heads into two cabs (with only one pair live at any time) you need both a Headbone and a Cabbone. Now, altogether:
"The headbones connected to the cabbone, the..."
 

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Originally posted by drbob1
And if you want two heads into two cabs (with only one pair live at any time) you need both a Headbone and a Cabbone. Now, altogether:
"The headbones connected to the cabbone, the..."
If each head is going into both cabs etc.. .OTherwise just need a Switchbone for that situation! lol. .. ERIC
 

Igneous

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Hahaha...nice. Well I guess my intention was to run two heads through one 2x12 and one 4x12 but even maybe two heads through the 4x12. Obviously, this is unpractical to lug around anyhow. But its fun to do anyhow...

Cheers-Ig
 

thelionsden

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Originally posted by ericb
Hey there, do you understand how these are totally different devices? What are you needing to do?

1) IF it's to switch between 2 amps (i.e. 2 combos or 2 stacks ) then you want the Switchbone.

2) If it's to switch 2 AMPS into 1 cabinet , then it's the HEadbone

3) If it's to switch 1 AMP into 2 cabinets then it's the Cabbone.

They're all very different devices. If you knew this, NEVERMIND, but if not, hopefully this helped. Have a good one

ERIC
And if you want to do it all and then some with one box, check this one out...

http://soundsculpture.com/products/headtrip.htm
 
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And if you want two heads into two cabs (with only one pair live at any time) you need both a Headbone and a Cabbone. Now, altogether:
"The headbones connected to the cabbone, the..."


I access a Kingsley Constable or Kingsley Maiden (d) or the preamps of my Marshall vintage/modern combo or mesa boogie express 525 combo through a voodoolabs HEX true bypass switcher

this allows me to select different preamps and hit different poweramp/speaker combinations

it's a pretty efficient way to achieve what I believe yer aiming to achieve (w combos though not 4 x 12's) and I always have a back up amp this way in case of amp failure at a critical juncture

I utilize a rivera rock crusher reactive attenuator to push the kt66 tubes in the marshall VM and use its' 1/4' direct line out to hit strymon stereo fx (and the FRONT of a fender 68 custom deluxe r.i.) and use an adaptor to run from the XLR line out to a tuner


I could always add a 4 x 12 cab if i had one, but w d 3 amps I have 4 12" spkrs


live i lose d fender and run a 2 amp wet/dry system


I luvs me treblebooster (shanks 3 k), fuzzface (FUZZPHRASE) and biggmuff (Cornish G2) ccts out front of d preamp selected as well as a Kingsley JESTER, Jan Ray and/or Cornish CC1 if required


so fortunate to have such splendid toys...



it's a GOLDEN AGE for achieving good TONE
 
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