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What's it called? Two input one output pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 83_Silberpfeil, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. 83_Silberpfeil


    Aug 15, 2011
    I am prepping for gigs come May/June. Looking for two input and one output pedal/controller.

    Here's how I'm going to use it or why I need it.

    I will be using two different basses on stage --- yamaha bb1200S and Squier Bass VI.

    So want to be able to plug both into the rig; but be able to switch from A to B. Additionally, I know from practice that the I usually need to turn up the amp for the Squier when I practice, so the controller will need to be able to have output settings for each.

    I'm sure this device exists, but i don't know what to search for.

    Please advise.

  2. A/B or ABY.

    Unless you want a dual-input buffer, mixer, or line selector.
  3. 83_Silberpfeil


    Aug 15, 2011
    Thanks L6M. Do A/B's or ABY's have output level controls? Or, would I need a mini mixer for that? Cheers!
  4. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    I use a Radial bigshot i/o for switching instruments during a gig. It is passive and it has an attenuator for one of the channels to match levels. It's not as flexible as a two channel preamp, but it gets it done and is built like a tank.

    gregmon79 likes this.
  5. You could do this with a Boss LS-2.
  6. Boss LS-2 (buffered), EHX Switchblade or Switchblade+ (A/BY and A+BY: true bypass (no batteries/electricity needed :D)) and there are some more.
  7. 83_Silberpfeil


    Aug 15, 2011
    Thanks Ridger, Childis and Salamenster for all chiming in. Great suggestions. Just went thru my box of gadgets and realized I have a small mixer; Behringer 502 USB. I think it's a bit overkill for what I'm trying to do, but it might work.

  8. you could just get a boss ls2 has volume controls for each input
  9. Radial bassbone! best thing out there!
  10. +1
    i don't use mine for this, but it does it well.
  11. 83_Silberpfeil


    Aug 15, 2011
    Bought/using a Radial BigShot ABY. Two basses in and one out to the preamp (Line6 Bass Pod XT). Very pleased,
  12. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I'd go with the radial bassbone or the LS2. Those would be great for what you need.

    Killing gods
  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Why not just get a clean boost pedal to boost the volume of the lower output bass? No use in overcomplicating things :)