What's it called? Two input one output pedal

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  1. 83_Silberpfeil

    83_Silberpfeil

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    I am prepping for gigs come May/June. Looking for two input and one output pedal/controller.

    Here's how I'm going to use it or why I need it.

    I will be using two different basses on stage --- yamaha bb1200S and Squier Bass VI.

    So want to be able to plug both into the rig; but be able to switch from A to B. Additionally, I know from practice that the I usually need to turn up the amp for the Squier when I practice, so the controller will need to be able to have output settings for each.

    I'm sure this device exists, but i don't know what to search for.

    Please advise.

    Thanks!
  2. line6man

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    A/B or ABY.

    Unless you want a dual-input buffer, mixer, or line selector.
  3. 83_Silberpfeil

    83_Silberpfeil

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    Thanks L6M. Do A/B's or ABY's have output level controls? Or, would I need a mini mixer for that? Cheers!
  4. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan

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    I use a Radial bigshot i/o for switching instruments during a gig. It is passive and it has an attenuator for one of the channels to match levels. It's not as flexible as a two channel preamp, but it gets it done and is built like a tank.

    http://www.radialeng.com/bigshotio.php
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  5. CHILDISHGAMBINO

    CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    You could do this with a Boss LS-2.
  6. Salamenster

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    Boss LS-2 (buffered), EHX Switchblade or Switchblade+ (A/BY and A+BY: true bypass (no batteries/electricity needed :D)) and there are some more.
  7. 83_Silberpfeil

    83_Silberpfeil

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    Thanks Ridger, Childis and Salamenster for all chiming in. Great suggestions. Just went thru my box of gadgets and realized I have a small mixer; Behringer 502 USB. I think it's a bit overkill for what I'm trying to do, but it might work.

    Cheers!
  8. Nephilymbass

    Nephilymbass Supporting Member

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    you could just get a boss ls2 has volume controls for each input
  9. David Grunigen

    David Grunigen

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    Radial bassbone! best thing out there!
  10. metaball

    metaball

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    +1
    i don't use mine for this, but it does it well.
  11. 83_Silberpfeil

    83_Silberpfeil

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    Bought/using a Radial BigShot ABY. Two basses in and one out to the preamp (Line6 Bass Pod XT). Very pleased,
  12. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

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    I'd go with the radial bassbone or the LS2. Those would be great for what you need.


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  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Why not just get a clean boost pedal to boost the volume of the lower output bass? No use in overcomplicating things :)

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