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> What Is A Good Aby Switch?, Recommendations for AB-ing two amps?
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post Jul 10 2010, 11:31 PM
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So I find myself owning two tonally different tube amps: a Peavey 6505 and a Fender 75.

Now I would like to experiment with signal splitting and switching between the two of them. So I need a good ABY switch. I have no experience at all with this. Any recommendations from the GMC crowd?
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post Jul 10 2010, 11:36 PM
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I guess the Boss Ab-2 is the standard for switching between two inputs/outputs.


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post Jul 11 2010, 12:19 AM
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as zakk said, boss a/b switch will work just fine. you can even use line selector from boss. it has several patching options with 20dB boost on both a and b inputs. this means you can push clean signla in one head, and push a bit hotter signal into other amp. i think the cost is a bit higher on the line selector, but it is very practical device for many situations.


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post Jul 11 2010, 08:37 AM
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These babies are right up there at a reasonable cost, very pro gear!

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post Jul 11 2010, 08:50 AM
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And another good quality alternative is Radial here.


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post Jul 11 2010, 09:04 AM
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Thanks guys. I'll be sure to check everything out!
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post Jul 11 2010, 12:16 PM
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For some simple uses Boss AB-2 looks like a good choice. I wanted to get it myself for switching to tuner/amp.


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post Jul 12 2010, 01:37 PM
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Any preferences as to active vs passive ABY switches?

I see Radial has some boost and other functions, while other switches are passive. Passive ones don't alter your signal as much I guess, but don't they weaken it also?

I see Morley has an ABY switch as well. Any opinions on that one?

Thanks!
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post Jul 12 2010, 09:31 PM
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I always hear mixed things about Morley gear mate, they seem to be a bit "Marmite" in other words you love em or hate em!

The boost on the radial ones can only be for really long cable runs or something? cant understand why you would need that tbh, the big shot is a piece of pro gear but any of the above is pretty good stuff.
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post Jul 12 2010, 11:28 PM
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i would go with passive, you probably don't want a pre amp before your amp pre amp, but that's up to taste.


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post Jul 13 2010, 09:26 AM
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I would also go for a passive one if you just need the transparent switch for routing signal. Generally every pedal and length of cable "weakens" signal. But it shouldn't be a problem or anything significant.


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post Jul 14 2010, 10:22 PM
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I don't think the difference is that noticeable, to justify the costs, but if you can get a more quality switcher, it is a + definitely.


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post Jul 14 2010, 10:42 PM
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I think the boost on the Radial is partly for signal loss and partly/more to act as a line/signal boost. Signal loss isn't much of an issue perhaps except when playing live on a large set - signal boost could be helpful though for some occasions. Whether or not it's worth the premium probably depends on whether or not you think you will use it much smile.gif.


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