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Playing thru two identical amps at once :cheapest A/B/Y ?

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    Should it be buffered or...

    Found a passive Livewire aby but I heard it sucks. That I need an active or buffered or..?

    Don’t have the amps yet...
     
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    I like the Radial Bigshot ABY - passive, but has iso transformer, ground loop lift and phase.
     
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    I have the same. Does what it’s meant to do, and does it well.
     
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    +1 used one for years. Radial makes great stuff. Relatively cheap to.
     
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    The cheapest? Morley.

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    I had the Morley and it was pretty noisy. I went to the Radial Bigshot and it’s completely silent. Old amps, new amps-it works well with everything.
     
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    I just returned a Fender ABY switch. Pretty noisy and the screws for the battery plate were too loose and kept falling out. It seemed to function OK except for the increased noise. It was around $50.
     
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    If you have a Boss TU-2 (or similar) laying around, could you use both outputs of it? I forget what they're labeled, but one is just called "output" and the other is "bypass"...I think. Anyway, that would be $0 and possibly worth a try.
     
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    I've used the Radial Big Shot for many years. It requires no power/batteries, it is loaded with truly useful features, and it's built like a damn tank.

    If you get to the venue before it's open for your gig, you can use the Big Shot to knock the locks off the back door, and go in and set up and it will work perfectly.
     
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    Daft question but can you just jumper them?
     
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    If you're handy with a soldering iron Build Your Own Clone has a kit that includes ground lift and isolation.
     
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