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Two amps...one bass

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tubatodd, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    So I have 3 combo amps and two of them seem like they might work quite nicely together. I thought about running the XLR out from one amp into the input of the other, but that doesn't seem ideal.

    I've seen ABY switches, but I was wondering what y'all think. Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive ABY switch? Thanks
  2. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Boss has one for ~$40. Behringer has one for ~$35. But it's not clear to me what you're going to do with it. Neither would let you run both amps at the same time.
  3. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Buffered split will do. Boss TU2 does it.
  4. thebass905


    Jun 7, 2011
    The morley ABY switches will get it done just fine... I found one for 25 here
  5. Jerryr63


    Feb 10, 2010
    This is a great unit!! Its A-B-Y so you can also run both at the same time. It has phase reversal on one channel and transformer isolation if needed.

    It's not cheap - or inexpensive :) about $100

  6. I use a Whirlwind A B Y.

    No issues..I am very satisfied using it..NO EXTRANEOUS NOISE, EITHER.

    I can either use both amps or reverse it and run 2 basses into one amp..either way A B Y is a great tool to have.

    Many brands to choose from.. keep us posted as for your choice.
  7. Robus


    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
    Won't work on the TU-3 far as I can tell.
  8. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    I run two separate rigs through my chorus pedal.
  9. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    I have a hartke kickback 10 and now a TC bg250-210 and I thought I could link them (A+B) to make a single 370w 310 rig. The goal is to add some more headroom to the TC when needed. A good clean reliable ABY is what sounded best.
  10. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    Lehle makes some really high quality switchers. A little more pricey but dead quiet and solidly built.