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First ever solo gig with two guitars. Need A/B box advice!!

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by vedt, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. vedt

    vedt Tele-Holic

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    Nov 8, 2010
    North
    I've played live plenty of times before, but never with two guitars. For this gig, I’m brining both my Tele and acoustic, and need some advice on how to hook these things up via an A/B box.

    1. I want to run the Tele through my pedalboard into a Blues Jr., which will be mic’d.

    2. I want to run my acoustic through only my tuner, volume, and compressor, and then straight into the PA.

    3. My pedal order for the event will be:
    tuner > volume > compressor > delay > reverb.

    4. My plan is to buy an A/B box, and place that right after the compressor.

    5. Output 1 will be for my Tele, and will run through the delay and reverb into the Blues Jr.

    6. Output 2 will go straight to the PA

    Will this work? I don’t own an A/B box, so that’s why I’m asking. And while we're on it, A/B box suggestions are welcome. On the one hand, I don't play live very often. On the other, if I'm going to buy an A/B box, I might as well get a good one. I don't know the difference between the Boss LS-2, Whirlwind, Morley, Radial Engineering, Lehle, etc.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011
  2. bigbandtele

    bigbandtele Tele-Holic

    I'd use two. One in front of the tuner, so you can leave both guitars plugged in, and one after the compressor.

    I have an A/B switch made by Boss; others will chime in with their suggestions.

    If I'd known about it when I was shopping for tuners, I'd have gotten the Korg Pitchblack with two inputs and an A/B switch.
     
  3. Tele-Monster

    Tele-Monster Friend of Leo's

    Dec 22, 2008
    St. Paul MN
    Carvin makes an inexpensive A/B box. I think its under 50 dollars. Works wonderfully.
     
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  5. lefty73

    lefty73 Tele-Holic

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    Boss LS-2, kind of an unsung hero in the world of signal management.
     
  6. Progbusters

    Progbusters Tele-Meister

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    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern California
    Whirlwind selector me likes. I like the switch. No noise.
     
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