is it possible to make this with an A/B switch?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by alfonso_bundis, Nov 30, 2012.


  1. alfonso_bundis

    alfonso_bundis

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    So, I just bought a delay pedal (TC electronic's Flashback) and so far I am loving it. The pedal is in the middle of my chain between my wah and a Zoom multieffect.
    For the moment I am playing mostly solo and this pedal gave me an idea to make the playing a bit more fun. I was thinking to divide the signal after the wah using an A/B selector and recombining it in the Zoom using a Y adapter. The idea is to create ambient like sounds using the delay with high feedback and then use the A/B to bypass the delay but allowing the delayed part keep on playing on the background while i work on the more grounded part of the song.
    Would this work the way I expect? has anyone try it before? If so, which A/B selector do you recommend?
  2. alec

    alec

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    You need an A/B that mutes the input but leaves the output connected. I have a Wounded Paw blender that does this, but I don't know how common it is in other brands.
  3. Skrogh

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    You can set the flashback to "buffered bypass" and it will activate the "spill-over" function. look at page 15 and 9 in the manual. Then the only thing you need is a blender, like the Boss LS-2
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    There is a looper mode on the TC. WHat you describe is exactly what a looper does and there is no need for additional devices.
    I have never used the TC though so I may be missing something.
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  6. alfonso_bundis

    alfonso_bundis

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    Well, there is a looper mode but you cannot loop and use any other kind of delay function. As I am interested in using the reverse mode for the background the looper is no really useful.

    Thanks a lot for the suggestions guys. I made a small experiment with two Y adapters, one for splitting the signal and another for recombining it. Instead of the A/B pedal I disconnected the cables manually. Apparently I can not feed two signal to a pedal, who knew. ( I am really illiterate when it comes to electronics). Maybe the solution would be a blender for the recombination and the A/B for the splitting?
  7. RickenBoogie

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    Yes, blender will split, but you'll want a buffered A/B box if you want to use A and B at the same time.
  8. alec

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    It sounds like you just need to switch the Flashback to buffered bypass so you get delay trails when you disengage it.
  9. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

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    Youd be amazed at how easy building something that does this.would be. Or maybe I need to leave my diy cave more often
  10. alfonso_bundis

    alfonso_bundis

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    Hey guys, thanks a lot for all the help. I think for the moment I will use the spill over. I got this idea after seeing this video. http://youtu.be/z3aqZSywx7k?t=1m13s


    That sounds cool dude, could you elaborate a bit more on this, please??

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