#1
Hello all,

I am looking for an ABC switch pedal that allows for three instruments to be plugged in to output to 1 amp and with the click of the button, I can change the instrument that plays through the amp and the other inputs are shut off.

If my needs ended there, I would buy this pedal:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/morley-abc-selector-combiner-switch

However, I would ALSO like for the pedal to allow for the player to have MORE than one input outputting through one amp simultaneously.

Does it exist? I have looked high and low with no luck.

Basically, I want something like this pedal, except with three inputs:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/morley-quad-box-guitar-and-amp-switcher/150789000000000

Sorry, if this sounds confusing.. I'm not very good at explaining things.

The 2 applications I want this pedal for:
1) I have three guitars plugged in, outputting to 1 amp, and easily want to switch between guitars.
2) I want to plug 1 guitar into 2 different amps, that are mic'd, for recording two tracks at the same time.

I know this can be done with 2 different pedals...but I am hoping that there is a pedal out there that can kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Last edited by vitaminsx4 at Jan 7, 2012,
#2
I would assess whether you really need three guitars for one show
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#3
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I would assess whether you really need three guitars for one show

This pedal would be strictly for studio work, purely for convenience and saving time.
#4
I don't know for sure... but the "Lehle 3@1 SGoS" may do what I want. I can barely find any info about it online though. Has anyone used/owned this pedal?
#5
Run an ABC into an AB/Y. Having a "do-it-all" pedal isn't always the best option, and I'm not entirely sure if you can wire a single pedal to do what you're wanting it to do.
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Run an ABC into an AB/Y. Having a "do-it-all" pedal isn't always the best option, and I'm not entirely sure if you can wire a single pedal to do what you're wanting it to do.

Okay, thank you for the tip. Any recommendations for the best pedals for each purpose?
#7
It would be easier to just change cables between guitars.

As for running two amps at once, you can do that with an A/B/Y pedal.
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It would be easier to just change cables between guitars.

As for running two amps at once, you can do that with an A/B/Y pedal.


Personally, I think hitting a button is far easier and quicker than unplugging and replugging cables. Plus, considering it is not uncommon for me to switch through multiple instruments in 1 session, I would like to avoid any inevitable wear on jacks as much as possible.
#9
You're gonna have to take the guitar on and off anyway, and putting the cable in the jack is an easy part of that process. I certainly wouldn't want to have 2 extra cables to trip over, nor would I wanna spend the money on an otherwise unnecessary switcher. A wireless unit might be a better idea.

If you're any good at soldering, you could do one up yourself, they're pretty easy and cheap to build.
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You're gonna have to take the guitar on and off anyway


Why do you say that? I see no reason to take the guitar on and off.

In some cases I can justify spending money for convenience.

Unfortunately, I'm not much of a handy man.
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Why do you say that? I see no reason to take the guitar on and off.

In some cases I can justify spending money for convenience.

Unfortunately, I'm not much of a handy man.

Wait, you want this to switch between guitars in a studio, but you don't plan on taking the guitar off to switch to another, and yet you want a pedal to switch which guitar you're using. So what are you planning to do? Record the silent guitar?
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#12
Quote by vitaminsx4
Why do you say that? I see no reason to take the guitar on and off.

In some cases I can justify spending money for convenience.

Unfortunately, I'm not much of a handy man.


How do you plan to play the guitars without putting them on?
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#13
Wow, I apologize for my stupidity. Of course I need to take the guitar on and off to switch guitars... I meant to say I see no reason to unplug a guitar.
#14
You dont even really need a pedal for that.

Just have an all female 1/4" adapter that goes from 3 on one side to one on the end and mute the guitars using the guitars volume knobs.

Or the same ideal with a small 3-5 channel unpowered mixer
#15
Would a "backwards" Framptone 3-Banger Pedal work for my purpose?

http://www.robertkeeley.com/product.php?id=49

What I mean by that is plugging Guitar 1, 2, and 3, into the Amp 1, 2, and 3 ports, and plugging my amp into the "Tuner" port (which is always activated). Then, when I want to have my guitar coming through 2 amps, I can have a cable going from the "Instrument Input" port to my second amp, and the guitar should be outputting through both amps. In theory, this idea works, but I have no clue whether this would actually work in practice....
#16
How I do it is to have all my guitars plugged into a Korg DT-1 Pro tuner. Each input is bufferred so all you have to do is wind back the volume on the guitars you aren't using.
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#17
While you're at it, get a Gibson Robot guitar so your guitar can tune itself for you, and a long wooden stick so you don't have to lean over and touch the knobs on your pedals and amp.
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#18
Damn, no need to get nasty souperman. This isn't so much laziness as it is trying to avoid unplugging/replugging cables from my vintage gear all the time. I have already had to have 1 jack professionally repaired and it was expensive, so I am trying to avoid that scenario again.
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Damn, no need to get nasty souperman. This isn't so much laziness as it is trying to avoid unplugging/replugging cables from my vintage gear all the time. I have already had to have 1 jack professionally repaired and it was expensive, so I am trying to avoid that scenario again.

replacing a jack takes no longer than 15 minutes, how the hell is that expensive?
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#20
wouldn't having 3 guitars = 2 more cables lieing around anyway so you'll have more cables trip over and break input jacks..

Probably makes it even more likely..