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Best A/B switch?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by vegaas, Mar 18, 2009.


  1. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    I need TB's help on this.

    I am looking for an A/B switch to easily switch between basses during gigs. I have heard that if you dont get a good one you end up with ground hummm or it colors your sound. I want one that will not change my sound and has no hum. What are TB's suggestion?

    Thanks
     
  2. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Look at Radial, and Lehle. 2 brands I trust, both make great, but different A/B boxes for various applications.
     
  3. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    I've had great luck with Rolls brand stuff..

    You can also just build a low cost on/off switch.. OR get a cord with the on board function

    Tim
     
  4. 5stringwonder

    5stringwonder

    Sep 24, 2006
    Singapore
    I'd say Lehle if you are looking for the best..
     
  5. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Definitely not the Morley ABY. Too much volume loss.
     
  6. Geist

    Geist

    Aug 31, 2007
  7. I use a RedZone Splitzo ABY and it is a very versatile box.
     
  8. gribuski

    gribuski

    Aug 7, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    I agree if you're using both A and B at the same time, it's pretty atrocious. But I use it to switch between EB and EUB live and don't have any problems with it.

    So, to the OP - if there's a chance you're going be using both channels simultaneously, stay (far) away. But, one channel at a time it Morley can work fine.
     
  9. danjerl

    danjerl

    Feb 10, 2009
    I have the Morley also and use a URB and electric through it. Works very well 1 ch. at a time.
     
  10. I highly recommend this:

    http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Radial-BigShot-IO-Selector-Switch?sku=153938

    The worst thing you can say about it is that there are no lights to show you which bass is selected, or if the mute is on. So it's not unusual to click two or three times before the bass you're wearing can be heard. Otherwise, it's flat-out perfect. And although some will tell you you *have* to have a battery in it for silent switching -- you don't.

    If you don't need preamp/eq features (e.g. Bassbone) this is a great way to go.

    HTH,

    -jb
     
  11. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee

    Looks like what I am looking for. So I assume it does not color your sound at all? That is the most important thing to me.
     
  12. I certainly can't hear any coloring. After all, it's a switch; there's no eq, and it's not active. Of course, I only use it in live settings, and the idea that it could be "coloring" my tone in any meaningful way is a bit preposterous. The "Bright" switch is supposed to compensate for long cord runs; I don't use it. The variable pot is nice for matching input levels, but the ugly truth is I play with a variety of "second" basses, so I end up making volume adjustments on the bass.

    -jb
     
  13. akaTRENT

    akaTRENT

    Jan 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    SansAmp_BSDR_DELUXE-8cd93f210e6627fdc65487cf6ebeb2f0.
     
  14. jamesie

    jamesie

    Jan 11, 2009
    +1
     
  15. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Agreed. This certainly is the case. I thought I could use it to run my MicroKORG and my Bass into my computer at the same time (both channels on) and the volume loss was terrible. A day later I took it back and got a Berhinger :rolleyes: XENYX 502, some odds and ends and still had bus fare.
     

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