red.guitar
Imagine All The People
Join date: Mar 2007
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#1
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?
Guitars:
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
02' Dean TC Z

Amps:
EVH 5150iii
Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
Peavey VTM 60
Peavey XXX
Roc8995
Moderator
Join date: Nov 2005
2,050 IQ
#2
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.php?cPath=26&osCsid=du80gtro62pgcl4j0aa8jajea0
http://this1smyne.com/shop/aby-amp-switcher/
tubetime86
I don't even play guitar.
Join date: Jul 2008
1,633 IQ
#3
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/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=144&category_id=33
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red.guitar
Imagine All The People
Join date: Mar 2007
3,047 IQ
#4
Thanks for the link! Look like a great, cheap solution
Guitars:
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
02' Dean TC Z

Amps:
EVH 5150iii
Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
Peavey VTM 60
Peavey XXX
tubetime86
I don't even play guitar.
Join date: Jul 2008
1,633 IQ
#5
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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Quote by Raijouta
Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!