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Radial BigShot ABY Amp Switcher

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R800 7210

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The Radial BigShot ABY is a compact ABY switcher that enables you to either switch between two amplifiers or combine the signal when you want both amps to play at the same time.

• True-bypass ABY amp selector with LED indicators
• On-board transformer to eliminate hum & buzz
• 180 degree polarity reverse to phase-match amps
• 100% passive audio path, does not require power

Designed for the purist, this true-bypass ABY switcher is completely passive meaning that there are no tone altering buffers in between the guitar and the amplifier. With the BigShot ABY, you get the pure tone from your guitar plugged direct into your amp! To add versatility, the BigShot ABY is also equipped with a separate tuner out. This 'always on' output feeds your tuner for constant monitoring while keeping it out of the signal chain. Should you experience hum and buzz problems due to ground loops, the BigShot ABY comes to the rescue with a built-in isolation transformer and ground lift switch. Once engaged, you can toggle the polarity of the second amplifier to ensure both amps play in absolute phase.

In use, the BigShot ABY is both simple to use and efficient on stage. When powered by an external 9V supply or pedalboard power brick, full size super-bright LEDs spring to life to provide instant on-stage amplifier status readout. When power is unavailable, the passive audio signal path still works, unaffected. The compact yet ultra-rugged design makes the BigShot ABY ideal for pedalboards where space is always at a premium.

The BigShot ABY... the most versatile true-bypass switcher made today!

Specifications

Circuit Type: Passive, true bypass
Frequency response: 20Hz - 20KHz
Gain: -.3db
Phase response: < 1 degree
Switching: 100% passive

Features
Output-A: Direct output
Output-B: Switchable transformer isolated or direct output
Tuner output: Always-on 1/4" jack
LED indicators: Large 3mm OD ultra-bright LED's
Ground Lift: Lifts ground at Output-B
Polarity reverse: 180 degree (phase) reverse at Output-B
ISO switch: Engages isolation transformer on Output-B

General
Power Supply: 9VDC, center pole negative
Construction: 14-gauge steel
Finish: Durable powder coat
Size: 3.6"w x 3.9"l x 2"h
Weight: 1.25 lb (0.56 kg)
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5 degC and 40 degC
Production: Made in Canada

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Closest StoreNanaimo, British Columbia
Pro's......................................................... - Tuner Out is a bonus. -Its True Bypass. - Ground Switch -You can use it without power but you won't have lights to show you which amp your on, but most of the time its easy enough to tell which amp is on or if both are engaged. -Has a switchable inline Transformer(on Ch.B) to eliminate hum/buzz. -Phase reverse to match amps if they are out of Phase with each other. That's the biggest thing I needed because 99.9 percent of the time your cabs will be the same phase as each other but Amps can often be the problem, and be out of phase with each other, not always, but sometimes, so this will save your butt whether its an amp, cab or cable that's not in phase! -Can be used as a Channel Switcher for amps. Run out A/B to Ch.1/2 of your amp and switch away! -Can be used as an Amp Mute for tuning. Send out A or B to your Amp and when you press the A/B Switch button it mutes your amp. -Great size Con's....................................................... - Does not come with a power supply (but its a 9v Center Negative so same as most pedal power supplies. - No battery option for the lights/or if you don't have access to an outlet or power supply
Posted by James C on Oct 19, 2019
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Closest StoreQuébec, Quebec
Je ne me passerais plus de cet utilitaire!!! Aucune perte de gain ou d'effets sur mes 2 amplificateurs préférés. Fais pour la guerre, un boitier très robuste. Un prix très abordable et de plus un produit canadien!
Posted by Michel Pelletier on Apr 25, 2019
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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
This works great and feels solid. It feels like it will out live me. It lets me sort out the issues you get when you pair up amps just like advertised. I like that you can run it without power and I like that it is a quality Canadian product.
Posted by Les on Dec 8, 2018
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Product works extremely well with both my effects chains. It works perfectly with the Radial Mix Blender. I now have total control over my effects! I can mix and match whatever I want! I can now connect all the effects to my send/return jacks on my Blackstar amp. If you have a lot of pedals, this product is for you! I do recommend the Mix Blender to combine the effects into one signal.
Posted by Phil on Mar 3, 2017
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