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#804399
Jake wrote:Try contacting Peper's Pedals on Facebook. He built me an ABY box with bi-colour LEDs and a high quality hot-pink paint job for way cheaper than anything else out there.

https://www.facebook.com/PepersPedals/

Totally recommend this guy if you ever want a clone of anything built, very reasonable rates and a nice dude. I have an OCD clone from him that kicks ass


i always rep tony first but my understanding is he's taking a break from building to catch up on other things.
#804460
I use a Morley ABY twin mix (active) splitter on my pedal board. Does 'unity gain' (as well as cleanish boost).

Mine was NZ$137 incl shipping on Amazon. I give it 5 gold Stars*.

https://www.amazon.com/MORLEY-ABY-Mix-M ... B003AIM6GK

http://www.morleypedals.com/aby-mix-mixer-combiner/

* #1 Its an active splitter that can go from 'unity' gain to clean boost on either (or both) channel(s)
* #2 It can be used with either 1 input going to 1 or 2 outputs or 2 inputs going to 1 or 2 outputs
* #3 It's in a rugged metal enclose that can take lots of stomping on
* #4 The current draw is about 2mA (centre -ve 9VDC power supply or battery)
* #5 It's still made in the USA but its cheap as chips

There you go
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#804464
JHorner wrote:
mugamee wrote:
JHorner wrote:I used to reply to this question with:

Radial bigshot ABY v1 can be had relatively cheap on reverb.

But it looks like that's not true anymore, especially with current exchange rates.


yeah. found one on TM $190; brand new though. Well if theyr'e that good, should be worth it right?

I had one of them radial loopers a decade ago and seem to remember it being really sturdy.

But yeah, still will entail a lot of cash.


I'll sell you mine for a hundred. I'm not doing stereo amps right now.



Jump on this. Radial make awesome tour grade stuff.
#804479
tubeswell wrote:I use a Morley ABY twin mix (active) splitter on my pedal board. Does 'unity gain' (as well as cleanish boost).

Mine was NZ$137 incl shipping on Amazon. I give it 5 gold Stars*.

https://www.amazon.com/MORLEY-ABY-Mix-M ... B003AIM6GK

http://www.morleypedals.com/aby-mix-mixer-combiner/

* #1 Its an active splitter that can go from 'unity' gain to clean boost on either (or both) channel(s)
* #2 It can be used with either 1 input going to 1 or 2 outputs or 2 inputs going to 1 or 2 outputs
* #3 It's in a rugged metal enclose that can take lots of stomping on
* #4 The current draw is about 2mA (centre -ve 9VDC power supply or battery)
* #5 It's still made in the USA but its cheap as chips

There you go


The specs look really good but oh boy, that looks like a considerable pedal board space :) i was also looking at the more basic aby from morley the other day.
#804485
Yeah it’s ginormous but I don’t use many pedals live and mainly always use 2 amps so it’s a must have for me. What I like about active splitters is there’s no signal insertion loss, and on this one you can dial in the clean level for both amps on the fly
#804502
I'm no expert but I've heard that the basic ABY pedal can be a bit risky with multiple amps, and the ones with ground lift are a necessity?

I used to have a radial bigshot and can recommend it, the only downside was the no leds so you didn't know what was toggled on by looking.
#804547
I have a radial big shot ABY, would recommend that for as basic as youd want to go. tried the Leem, was stupid amounts of noise. Still some with the Radial, but i use a lot of gain which is noisy anyway, just a bit noisier with both going.
The newer Radial has LED's, one was floating around TM a while back, think its the "Bones" series or somethin.
#804551
Ground loops are potentially a show stopper with ABY pedals.
You can avoid ground loop noise:
-using an ungrounded amp (potential death trap although technically it is still grounded through the signal cabling)
-cutting the ground wire in one of the pedal outputs (assuming isolated jacks), or using a cable with the ground detached at one end of the cable
-using an ABY with an isolating transformer inside it ($)