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Radial Big Shot ABY True Bypass Switcher

Got two guitar amps? Switch between them -- or combine them -- with Radial's BigShot true bypass switcher. This passive ABY footswitch requires no batteries. (9) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Radial BigShot ABY True Bypass Switcher

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.

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.

Combine two amps and a tuner

The BigShot ABY makes it easy to switch between two amps. With the built-in isolation transformer, hum and buzz caused by ground loops can be eliminated. A separate tuner out keeps this tone altering device out of the main signal path.

Use the BigShot ABY to mute your amp

You can use the BigShot ABY as a simple mute footswitch for quiet on-stage tuning. Simply depress the AB selector switch and the signal going to the amp is turned off. This keeps the signal going to the tuner output always on, allowing you to tune without bothering others.

Use the ABY to switch channels to an amp

The BigShot ABY can also be used to switch channels on older vintage amps that do not have remote switching. Simply send the OUT-A and OUT-B to the two channels on your amp and select channels as needed.

Features:

- 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

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Circuit Type: Passive true-bypass

Tuner Output: Yes -- always-on tuner out

Transformer: Radial special design 1:1 isolation transformer

Ch-A/B Isolation: Yes -- ISO switch on Output-B

Ground Lift: Yes -- LIFT switch on Output-B

Phase Reversal: Yes -- 180 degree phase switch on Output-B

Footswitches:
Heavy-duty high-cycle :
A - B -- toggles between A or B
BOTH -- both channels or one

Construction: 14 gauge steel, baked enamel finish

Size: 3.6 in. w x 3.9 in. d x 2 in. h (92 x 99 x 51mm)

Weight: 1.25 lbs. (0.56 kg)

Warranty: Radial 3-year limited warranty

Warning -- Possibility of electrical shock hazard exists. Please read the warnings in the user manual before attempting to connect amplifiers to this device.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): R800 7210 00
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 604-942-1001
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4.5 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Radial Big Shot ABY True Bypass Switcher is a solid noise free quality unit !"
Overall: Purchased this unit after researching ABY switchers and this was the one most recommended. It is a solid, noise free excellent ABY switcher. This is non powered therefore has no Led lights but for me this was not an issue as I am using this on a VOX AC15 to switch from normal to top boost (or both) channels. This unit is just what I needed plus I don't have to worry about batteries or power cords. I highly recommend this unit but if you need led lights go with the more expensive Radial Twin City Bones ABY switcher.
Style of Music: Classic rock, blues.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "A good solid unit, but could be improved with LED selector lights."
Sound: The phase inverter does not change the quality of the sound much, which is good. Feature: Basic. I wish it had LED lights. Sure, those would require a battery, but it would last nearly forever, and if the battery was dead, then you would be back to where we are with this unit, switching by ear. Ease of Use: Easy Quality: Top quality, rugged construction like all Radial products. Value: Reasonable. Manufacturer Support: no experience The Wow Factor: Solid unit. That is its appeal. Overall: A well made quality unit. Would have gotten a 10 if it had LED lights. Still, I recommend it for those who need an A-B-Y.
Style of Music: jazz
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