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Old 12-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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In need of A/B switch

I believe that my GF may be picking my up a Jet City JCA20H for xmas. I played this amp in the studio a few weeks back, and I totally fell in love.

My only beef with this head is that its cleans suck. So I'm thinking that for the present time, at gigs, I will a/b this thing through my mesa cab, for dirt, with my coupe for cleans.

To do this, I will need an A/B switch. I don't know a whole lot about these but here are a couple that I've been looking at, at the local Long and Mcquade:

Boss FS-6 - http://www.long-mcquade.com/products...Footswitch.htm

ART - http://www.long-mcquade.com/products...Footswitch.htm

Any thoughts, or recommendations on these pedals?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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No no no can't be done you'll blow both up. You can't switch heads on the fly with an A/B box.

The Radial Headbone is basically the only product that will do this. It's very expensive for a reason - it's difficult and not usually a good idea to switch loads on tube amps.
If your cab has two speakers you can rewire it for stereo and use both heads at once (some cabs are wired for stereo from the factory). Then you could use an A/B in front of the amps to select which head gets signal.


Edit: Did I totally misread your question? Are you using two heads and one cab, or one combo and a head/cab? If it's the second one you can disregard the first part up there. Good ones are the Loooper A/B/Y, T1M, or Loop-Master. You can also make one yourself if you want to save money, they're pretty easy. Haven't tried the ART but the Boss one is kind of crap.
http://www.loooper.com/abys.htm
http://www.loop-master.com/index.ph...gcl4j0aa8jajea0
http://this1smyne.com/shop/aby-amp-switcher/
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Here's a kit... But you don't have to buy it here. I just copied their parts list and used their instructions but sourced my own parts. I think it cost me ~$20. The only downside is this is just an A/B and not an A/B/Y... But for what you want that's OK.

http://www.generalguitargadgets.com...&category_id=33
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link! Look like a great, cheap solution
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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Yup, I built one three years ago and it's going strong. If you really want to save money find a creative enclosure... That's about half the cost.
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