rbi distortion footswitch

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by DeepDeath, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. i know it doesnt come with a footswitch, but is there an input in the preamp to footswitch to go from clean to overdrive?
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Judging from the specsheet, looks to me like the footswitch is for bypass only.

    What you could do is set the RBI for overdrive, and engage it only when you want to use the overdrive. However in bypass mode the RBI wouldn't have any effect at all on your signal: in other words, no overdrive, no tube emulation, no equalization.
  3. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    fuzzbass is correct if you want RBI sound clean and RBI sound Distorted you need another unit and daisy chain them, they are designed that way, by hitting a footswitch you turn one off and the other on. or you just twist the "drive" knob to where you want it and play, however the volume may boost more than you want without readjusting your guitar output volume, but with practice it could be done if you have time in the song to readjust.

    if you like the sound of your amp clean w/o the RBI you could engage the rbi with the foot switch. depends on what you can afford to live with?