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Jagtornado
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:28 am    Post subject: Good A/B switch not too expensive Reply with quote

Hi guys,

What is a good A/B switch that doesn't suck tone and is not that expensive? I want to use it for switching between two rigs/amps. Cheers.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idk how good you are with soldering but if I’m not mistaken an A/B box is just a pedal enclosure with a DPDT Switch, one input, and two outputs isn’t it?

Edit: I know it’s not exactly the recommendation you’re looking for but I like building pedals (or at least starting and never finishing pedals)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are really easy to build.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=7_Mv72Zzfdo[/youtube]
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got one of these:



Not sure where you're located but they're only £26.20 at GAK in the UK.
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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today someone recommended me one from EHX, it costs 40 euros. I think I am gonna try that one first.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
They are really easy to build.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=7_Mv72Zzfdo[/youtube]


LOL @ Franroe Wink


Link

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I love how this place is basic as fuck.

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
I've got one of these:



Not sure where you're located but they're only £26.20 at GAK in the UK.


Hi man, yes that one is available where I live for approximately the same price. But I have read bad reviews about the device. What are your findings with the device?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was also a Fender nano ABY, it's o.k.,
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
Fran wrote:
They are really easy to build.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=7_Mv72Zzfdo[/youtube]


LOL @ Franroe Wink



I've given up trying to fix the links.
It used to work taking the s off https but not anymore.
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Earl Grey tea is flavoured with bergamot oil, which is extracted by crushing the anal glands of cliff-nesting seabirds in a press.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, £26 is quite good from Fender. You couldn't build one for that unless you already have some parts lying around.
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Stop fucking about and get an SD-1

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Earl Grey tea is flavoured with bergamot oil, which is extracted by crushing the anal glands of cliff-nesting seabirds in a press.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're planning on using this live, I'd recommend getting something with isolated outs and buffers, else you're likely to get ground loop issues.

Boss LS-2 ftw, plus it does a million other things.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jagtornado wrote:
Hi man, yes that one is available where I live for approximately the same price. But I have read bad reviews about the device. What are your findings with the device?


I've not had any issues with it and the user reviews, for what they're worth, seem to be fairly positive (4.3 out of 5 on Thomann, 4.3 out of 5 on Andertons, 4.5 out of 5 on Google etc).

I've only used it at home though so...

Doog wrote:
If you're planning on using this live, I'd recommend getting something with isolated outs and buffers, else you're likely to get ground loop issues.

Boss LS-2 ftw, plus it does a million other things.


... it might be worth taking heed of Doog's advice if you're planning to gig with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
BearBoy wrote:
Fran wrote:
They are really easy to build.


Link


LOL @ Franroe Wink



I've given up trying to fix the links.
It used to work taking the s off https but not anymore.

Remove that "feature=youtu.be&" garbage as well
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to see if I can show the required Youtube URL format into the popup, or don't allow a non-valid version at all, hm..

The things we do for 1.0

Still need to do PhoneScaling styles too ughhhhh
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice. I think I am gonna try them all, starting with the cheapest one.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice. I think I am gonna try them all, starting with the cheapest one.
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