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cab switching with a pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jtsam, Apr 12, 2005.


  1. jtsam

    jtsam

    Apr 11, 2005
    does anyone know of a pedal, or a way to wire a pedal where you could have 2 different cabs running from one head, and fade the sound back and forth between the different cabs to change your sound?
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Dang near impossible. If it was, it would be so monstrously expensive, that it wouldn't be worth it. I must ask, what is the desired effect?

    One way you could accomplish something like this is wiring up a volume pedal with a blend knob. This would go between a preamp and dual channel poweramp. Use the pedal to blend between the two channels of the poweramp, which are hooked to the two cabinets. This would be the easiest and cheapest way to get close to what you desire.
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    To futher explain why a speaker switching device would not be good is this: You must have the amplifier off to switch speaker loads. If you do it while the amplifier is on, you run a great risk of shorting or blowing the amp.
     
  4. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    The Radial CabBone will let you switch from one cab to another using one head.