A/B Box w/ volume controls

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Rip Topaz, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. I have two basses I want to use live. The output volume of each bass is different enough that I'd have to adjust my amp during the switch.

    Is there an A/B type box (other than the Behringer) that has a separate volume pot for each input?
  2. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    The boss LS-2 has.
  3. I think Morley makes one.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Look into Radial's BassBone. You want an active AB/Y box, so Radial, and Lehle are 2 good choices.
  5. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA

    Radial has a number of switchers available at lots of feature and price points. I would recommend Lehle but my model lacks volume control.
  6. Another vote for the Radial Bassbone. Here's a link. As you will see, they have other switchers as well, but I think the Bassbone is closest to what you want.

    Radial Products Index
  7. Yeah, so far its looking like the Radial is gonna work just fine. Thanks, everyone.
  8. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    Is there going to be other pedals before or after this in your chain?
  9. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    The Bassbone is specifically designed for this application.

    That said an LS-2 would lend itself to such an application for much cheaper.
  10. As few as possible. I'm more a "bass>cord>amp" kinda guy. Occasionally I'll goof with a pedal but nothing ever stays around long.

    If the DI also functions as a pre, bonus. My goal is to eventually eliminate the amp completely.

    The Bassbone sounds great, but it's $300.
  11. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Morley AB Mixer is a possible option. But it may not do enough of what you need.
  12. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    If you want the DI functionality then something like the Radial or Basswitch or EBS MicroBassII would be a good (if pricey) option. The EBS (and maybe others) also has an effects loop so you can still run effects with it. They also have separate EQ/tone controls for each channel which can be really handy.

    If you don't need the DI or tone shaping then the abovementioned LS-2, Morley, Lehle and others are probably your thing.
  13. Timmy-Watts

    Timmy-Watts I like bass. And airplanes. Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Rip, in the classifieds I have a Radial for sale. It is like the bassbone but with extras. And I have it listed for $200.