#1
i have one amp but different guitars with different tunings, how do i switch guitars without unhooking anything?
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#2
An ABY pedal.

The Twin City is a really good one.
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#3
im a moron with this aspect of gear lol, how does it work and what about for 3 guitars
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#4
I plug them all into the back of my Korg rack tuner. It has 8 buferred inputs or something like that. Mix out of that into the rack. I just pick up the next guitar, turn up its volume and I'm off and running. I've run four guitars like that regularly. Same reason as you - different tunings.
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#5
Quote by SkynyrdsByrd83
im a moron with this aspect of gear lol, how does it work and what about for 3 guitars


There aren't nearly as many ABC boxes out there as ABY. Here's one though.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/morley-abc-selector-combiner-switch/150561000000000?src=3WFRWXX&CAWELAID=92486023

You just use it backwards. The electronics don't care (in this particular case). Instead of putting in one guitar and going to 2+ amps, you put the amp into the input, and the 2+ outputs to the guitars.
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#6
so pretty much plug all of them in, get done with one turn the volume down set it down, pick up the other turn the volume on?
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#7
Depends on what unit you are using. Some units can have them all on at the same time, some like the one i linked you have to switch to whichever one you're using.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

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Ibanez S420
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Line 6 Pod HD500X
#8
I gave up with having all the guitars plugged in ages ago. Admittedly, in a big stage touring situation, being able to change quickly on the fly is a must, but for most gigs and medium-sized stages it just creates more mess and hassle (IMHO).

I just make sure the sets are timed so the singer can do some small rock talk while I mute with a TU-2. I have a 5 and 7 space Rockstand, and keep all my axes handy within two strides reach. When I want to change axes . . . step on the TU-2, unplug the axe, do the two-armed shuffle putting down one guitar while grabbing another, strap it on, plug it in and un-mute the TU-2.

I know it's not elegant, but it works. A lot of times I might bring 7 guitars to a gig, but only use 4, so swapping 3 to 5 guitars in the course of 2 or 2 & 1/2 hours playing time isn't that hard. Unless one is like The Edge using a different guitar for every song, I find having everything plugged in, cabled (or wirelessed) is more grief than it's worth.

Just MHO, of course . . .
#10
Use a tuner to mute the signal going to amp and the unplug the guitar. Keep a guitar stand on stage with you.
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