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Old 03-18-2013, 03:44 AM   #1
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Using a Y-splitter/AB selector to combine effects?

Just wondering how I could use a Y-splitter and A/B selector pedal to split two guitar effects pedals.

What I mean by this is I wish to split my guitar signal to go through an octave pedal and a distortion pedal simultaneously, and combine the signal back to one at the end of the chain, so that I get a distorted guitar signal with bassy octave overtones (that aren't affected by the distortion).

What I had in mind was:

Guitar -> Tuner pedal -> Digitech Whammy....

1) Digitech Whammy wet/effect output -> Distortion -> Input 1 of signal splitter

2) Digitech Whammy dry output -> Octave pedal (1 octave down) -> Input 2 of signal splitter

Output of signal splitter to delay and then to amp.

I hope this makes sense... I can post an image if that helps with any confusion.

What I want to know is will this work or will the signal become weak and shitty by splitting it and combining it?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:52 AM   #2
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I don't think you'll get the effect you're looking for with just one amp. Ideally you'd have two amps, each getting the different signals, to accomplish this effect.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:20 AM   #3
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I don't think you'll get the effect you're looking for with just one amp. Ideally you'd have two amps, each getting the different signals, to accomplish this effect.


I'm inclined to agree with this. I could be completely wrong though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:58 AM   #4
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Not sure about this, but isn't that what happens when you put the whammy in the FX loop?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:38 AM   #5
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Yeah that would work.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:54 AM   #6
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A buffered splitter and a mixer would do what you want.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:15 AM   #7
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I used to do something similar with a phaser after my delay. It will work to an extent but you will want a mixer so you can dial in exactly the mix you want.
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