#1
I have a Vox AC15C1 which features both a normal input and a top boost input. I'd like to run one guitar into both inputs and be able to switch between the two at will so I'm looking to buy a decent A/B switch. This is the only thing I'll be using it for so I don't need any extra features. I'd love something that doesn't *pop* when you switch and something that doesn't suck tone if that is possible. I was looking to spend around the $100 range but that can change if necessary. Suggestions?
#2
some amps that have two jacks are safe with both inputs plugged in, however i have *heard* that in some scenarios/amps it isn't safe. but then again you throw a dummy jack in one input on a Valve King and it is a 100% improvement, that is because the two inputs being plugged them.

honestly make sure it is safe with your amp.

if it does, i would recommend something from radial engineering.
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#3
Most AB boxes are true bypass so they'll probably pop when you press them. I haven't seen too many buffered bypass ones, and all of them are really overpriced considering the technology inside of them (it's not even necessary to have a circuitboard in there). If you can solder you could build one yourself from General Guitar Gadgets.
http://www.amazon.com/T-Rex-Polyswitch-Stereo-B-Box/dp/B001VEHXE0
That could work but building it yourself is a way better deal.
#4
You could get a simple AB switch from BYOC and just do it yourself.
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#5
Hmm, how would I go about finding out if it is safe to do on my amp? Anyone else know if it is?

And I don't plan on building my own but thanks.
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Most AB boxes are true bypass so they'll probably pop when you press them. I haven't seen too many buffered bypass ones, and all of them are really overpriced considering the technology inside of them (it's not even necessary to have a circuitboard in there). If you can solder you could build one yourself from General Guitar Gadgets.
http://www.amazon.com/T-Rex-Polyswitch-Stereo-B-Box/dp/B001VEHXE0
That could work but building it yourself is a way better deal.



This. Just build one, it's a couple of wires, jacks, and a switch, a monkey could wire one up.
#7
If I'm not mistaken, an A/B pedal/box is one of the easiest pedals to build... ever. I'd do that if I were you. It may not be as pretty, but it will do everything you need and cost a hell of a lot less.

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#8
Quote by chadreed32
If I'm not mistaken, an A/B pedal/box is one of the easiest pedals to build... ever. I'd do that if I were you. It may not be as pretty, but it will do everything you need and cost a hell of a lot less.

Edit: Wow there was double/triple ninja status that just happened :/


only things simpler would be a passive 'suck knob' or 'volume box' where it is basically connecting a put to two jacks to a pot ran backwards (use center and opposite side lug).


Quote by Polar13
Most AB boxes are true bypass so they'll probably pop when you press them. I haven't seen too many buffered bypass ones, and all of them are really overpriced considering the technology inside of them (it's not even necessary to have a circuitboard in there). If you can solder you could build one yourself from General Guitar Gadgets.
http://www.amazon.com/T-Rex-Polyswitch-Stereo-B-Box/dp/B001VEHXE0
That could work but building it yourself is a way better deal.


you can build one for like $20-25, with most of the cost being the casing and switch. you could throw a buffer circuit in there really easy, i have a schematic that i was going to do for a buffer, but haven't done.
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#9
Sorry, I'm sure you guys know your stuff and that building one is the most cost effective and customized way to go about it but I don't have the time nor patience to fool with it. Money isn't a huge issue at the moment. Just looking for a solid A/B switch that is quiet and doesn't suck tone. And now I'm curious as to whether it is safe to do what I'm doing on my amp (run through both inputs simultaneously. Any help appreciated, especially links to specific pedals.
#10
I use a Morley, works well. I'd suggest it. It's perfectly safe to do on your amp. I can't think of an amp where it wouldn't be safe, actually. Some phasing issues with certain amps might make them sound funny, but the inputs here are in phase. The AC30CC actually has a switch that links the channels just like using an ABY would.
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Quote by trashedlostfdup
some amps that have two jacks are safe with both inputs plugged in, however i have *heard* that in some scenarios/amps it isn't safe. but then again you throw a dummy jack in one input on a Valve King and it is a 100% improvement, that is because the two inputs being plugged them.

honestly make sure it is safe with your amp.

if it does, i would recommend something from radial engineering.

Vox actually encourages using an AB pedal. Just so you know. The Morley AB should do the job. Really any well built one should.
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#13
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Vox actually encourages using an AB pedal. Just so you know. The Morley AB should do the job. Really any well built one should.


thanks for the heads up. i would rather err on the cautious side if there is even the smallest possibility could damage something or hurt anybody.

the thing that i like about the radial is three switches that will eliminate hum. 180* ground lift, iso. i don't think it would be needed for one amp, but sometimes you need it for running two amps
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#14
Can you solder? Here's my ABY box. The 10M resistors are optional, they are there for anti-pop. I didn't find that I needed them.






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