Other options for splitting guitar/harp to two amps?

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  1. Lone_Poor_Boy

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    For my guitar I typically use my Boss TU-2 tuner to send to two amps as it is last in the chain of the few pedals I use. It has two outs; one goes silent when you engage the pedal and the other does not. It has worked very well, but I want to setup my harp to go to two amps as well and it got me curious as to other options. Smallest footprint etc., that does not hurt the signal.

    I also use a Radial Pro DI Direct Box for a lot of different 2-to-1 or 1-to-2 functions and if there is something smaller and cheaper that works, I'd rather not tie it up.
     
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    Radial Twin Cities. Isolated power, phase switch. It's a big step up from passive splitters. No noise, no problems ever.
     
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    Morley ABY worked for me for many years.
     
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    Ever think of having a bass amp for the 2nd amp? Low end fidelity is joyous.
     
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    A Y cable would work, but with anything other than a special device (like one of the Radial devices) you will have signal loss compared with no splitter. It may not matter as you can just turn up.
    Do you want to go to both amps all the time? Then just have one output and jump the amps together.
     
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    I use an Earthquaker SwissThings but that may be a little sophisticated, not to mention expensive, for your needs.
     
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    Radial Bigshot ABY - it's the less expensive passive version of the Radial Twin cities mentioned above. I use it to split between my Princeton Reverb and a Dr. Z MAZ 18 - either one, or usually both...
     
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    I'll have to try that, just because, as I have an Ampeg Rocket B-100R.
     
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    Thanks all. Good to see some solid options in the $100 range.
     
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