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Two amps...one bass

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by tubatodd, Dec 4, 2013.


  1. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    So I have 3 combo amps and two of them seem like they might work quite nicely together. I thought about running the XLR out from one amp into the input of the other, but that doesn't seem ideal.

    I've seen ABY switches, but I was wondering what y'all think. Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive ABY switch? Thanks
     
  2. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Boss has one for ~$40. Behringer has one for ~$35. But it's not clear to me what you're going to do with it. Neither would let you run both amps at the same time.
     
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  4. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Disclosures:
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Buffered split will do. Boss TU2 does it.
     
  5. thebass905

    thebass905

    Jun 7, 2011
    The morley ABY switches will get it done just fine... I found one for 25 here
     
  6. Jerryr63

    Jerryr63

    Feb 10, 2010
    This is a great unit!! Its A-B-Y so you can also run both at the same time. It has phase reversal on one channel and transformer isolation if needed.

    It's not cheap - or inexpensive :) about $100


    http://www.tonebone.com/re-bigshot-aby-detail.htm
     
  7. I use a Whirlwind A B Y.

    No issues..I am very satisfied using it..NO EXTRANEOUS NOISE, EITHER.

    I can either use both amps or reverse it and run 2 basses into one amp..either way A B Y is a great tool to have.

    Many brands to choose from.. keep us posted as for your choice.
     
  8. Robus

    Robus Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
    Won't work on the TU-3 far as I can tell.
     
  9. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    I run two separate rigs through my chorus pedal.
     
  10. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    I have a hartke kickback 10 and now a TC bg250-210 and I thought I could link them (A+B) to make a single 370w 310 rig. The goal is to add some more headroom to the TC when needed. A good clean reliable ABY is what sounded best.
     
  11. Lehle makes some really high quality switchers. A little more pricey but dead quiet and solidly built.
     



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