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Discussion in 'Ask David Overthrow' started by RELIC LAB, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. A question requiring your expertise: I want to use two SWR LA combos, an LA12 with an LA15 together - sort of a 200W "mini stack" for small gigs.

    I used a Morley A-B-Y pedal box (the Y channel delivering both amps to my bass). Then I unplugged the A-B-Y and tried the same setup using just a simple Y cable that has two MALE 1/4" jacks (one for the input jack of each amp) and one FEMALE 1/4" plug (where I plug my bass.) Both the A-B-Y box and the Y connector cable seemd to work well.

    QUESTION: What does an A-B-Y box give me over the simple Y cable? Is it just the switching cabability? Are the electronics in an A-B-Y box ensuring better amp performance or load balancing or something, or is it just basically a switch version of a Y cable?

    I don't need the switching, I just want to combine two amps so a Y connector cable is a lot less fuss & muss. THOUGHTS?

    JB DAVIS touchejb@Yahoo.com
  2. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I use the Y cable set up for the two channels on my amp. Cost a whopping $4. Works great and takes up less room. Go with what works for you.
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