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Anybody use Rick-O-Sound with just one amp?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Lefty Geek, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Lefty Geek

    Lefty Geek Guest

    Feb 13, 2006
    I am thinking of using ROS to send only the output of the bridge pickup to various effects while keeping the output of the neck pickup fairly clean. I then plan to use an A/B box to recombine the signals and send it to my amp.

    Has anybody tried a setup like this one? I am trying to achieve the guitar/bass sound. Sure I can use the blend knobs on my effects, but I like the idea of separating the pickups.

    I just need a Y-cable and an A/B box to try it out though.
  2. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    In the 8 years I've had my Ric I've never tired the ROS and I do have everything you state there, I'll give it a go tonight if you want but may I suggest an A/B/Y box just incase you want to use both pickups on at the same time.

    Also a small mixer or the Boss LS-2 might be better so you can toggle the signal with your bass instead of your feet
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    And, as always needs repeating evidently, passive mixing of channels is a bad idea. It can "work", but the odds of bad sound or feedback are pretty high. Use an active mixer like the LS-2, not a passive A/B/Y or a Y cord.
  4. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Hey Bongo when did you get a pet human?
  5. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Curious to know how this sounds w/ an LS-2...

    Video or sound clips?
  6. I've done it, but with two channel amps which is not what you're really asking. As mentioned, it's probably not going to work well to passively recombine the signal.
  7. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 A passive mixer won't get you there.