#1
Hello ladies and gents i have a situation that i would like your input on.

Im considering a dual amp setup. Not out of necessity mainly just because i want to. Im running a 5150 into a 2x12 cab and i have my roland 408 "head" that i made running into another 2x12. Im looking for an aby switch to switch between both amps. The 5150 will be used for the crunch and lead where the roland will be used for cleans and low gain to medium gain with a different voicing. What aby switch should i be looking at?
Here are the ones im looking at
Radial big shot passive aby
Radial twin city aby
The morley george lynch tripler
Or the jet city amp switch aby.

Both amps will not be running at the same time. So i shouldn't have to worry about phase issues...so what do you guys suggest.
As always thanks for the input
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#2
They're very cheap to build. Here's my circuit:

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#3
is there a stomp box switcher you can buy all ready done ??...... I've been interested in this too
#4
Radial Twin City is the cheapest ABY that does everything you could ever need.

Though to be fair I haven't kept up to date on if anything new has come out in the past couple years.

Basic ABYs are dirt cheap and easy to build as Cath mentioned, but they won't have features like ground lift or anything concerning polarity. Plus no fancy LEDs.
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#5
Hmmm i wouldn't mind building pedals but id rather start with an od pedal.

About the twin city i do like the fancy led lights lol
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#6
A phase switch is easy to add, all it takes is a DPDT switch and wire. My circuit has LED's too.

Here's a gut shot. As you can see; super basic.

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#7
i bought a radial engineering big shot probably 10 years ago. i love it. i would build one if i ever needed another.

i personally don't find the LED as a necessity. if you cant tell which amp is on, something is probably wrong. i would just build a basic one with just jacks and a switches

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#8
Decibel eleven. Earth and phase switches, solid as a rock and can also be controlled as part of midi presets etc if that sort of thing floats your boat.
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Hello ladies and gents i have a situation that i would like your input on.

Im considering a dual amp setup. Not out of necessity mainly just because i want to. Im running a 5150 into a 2x12 cab and i have my roland 408 "head" that i made running into another 2x12. Im looking for an aby switch to switch between both amps. The 5150 will be used for the crunch and lead where the roland will be used for cleans and low gain to medium gain with a different voicing. What aby switch should i be looking at?
Here are the ones im looking at
Radial big shot passive aby
Radial twin city aby
The morley george lynch tripler
Or the jet city amp switch aby.

Both amps will not be running at the same time. So i shouldn't have to worry about phase issues...so what do you guys suggest.
As always thanks for the input

If it's JUST to switch between two amps, and not to use both at once, an A/B/Y isn't really needed.
You could just go with an A/B
Which are plentiful at around $30 all over the place
Hell, they can be made for the price of one switch, three jacks, and an enclosure.
Last edited by darkwolf291 at Apr 6, 2015,
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If it's JUST to switch between two amps, and not to use both at once, an A/B/Y isn't really needed.
You could just go with an A/B

Which are plentiful at around $30 all over the place
Hell, they can be made for the price of one switch, three jacks, and an enclosure.


+1 i agree. wouldn't you still want a phase switch though?
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#11
The phase could come in handy i guess. And that does look quite easy to build. Im gonna swing by my music shop today to try a few out
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#12
On mine I placed the two foot switches close enough so that it is quite easy to hit both at the same time but not so close that it is hard to hit one in isolatiion.
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Boss GT-100


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