Running Two Amps w/ABY Box - 1 Clean and 1 Wet

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  1. Butch Snyder

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    I have an ABY box and I would like to use it to run two amps. That's the easy part. I would like one amp to be dry and the other wet. In other words, I want all my effects going through one amp and the other amp, dry. That's the hard mart. Can't figure out how to run the cables. I have a Fender ABY box.
     
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    You’d need to put the ABY box at the front of your signal chain. A to dry and B through the pedals/effects to the wet amp.

    This is a fun experience. You can get some really cool textures depending on the amps used.
     
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    I do this.

    Easy.

    ABY as the first in your chain seen here on the right hand side of my board.
    B output plugged straight into my Princeton/Champ build. (Sometimes through the Treble booster on top)

    A output then goes to my Tone bender and through the rest of my board into the Blackstar.

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    Yeah, you simply run the guitar to the ABY box, then run A out to the clean amp and B out to the pedal board then to the wet amp.
    What you may find though is it can be noisy..... as some amps dont play well together.
     
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    Put all your effects in the 'A' Path to one amp and leave the 'B' path straight to the other amp.... run as a 'Y'. Simple!
     
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    Meant to add or vice versa. Also it’s really fun to add a volume control in there (I like in the dry signal path) to add some mix control in the setup.
     
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    I have a passive aby box (LiveWire, which I think is the same as the Fender but with a different logo) but swapped it instead for a LPB-1 (set just a hair past unity gain) and a Y plug in the out jack. Each chain get a couple of overdrive/coloration pedals. Chain 1 also gets eq and the goes to a PRRI with onboard reverb and trem. After OD, chain 2 gets echo/delay, a combo boost/reverb, and then goes to a 70's Princeton non-reverb. That one will also get a graphic eq before delay soon. I've gone back and forth with the delay, and think it sounds better going to the second amp--more three-dimensional. Any critiques of that approach?
     
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    I think I might need a diagram. Here's what I have going to my amps. I want to ME-50 going only to one amp.
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    Figured it out. Had to move my APY box to sit on the right side of the ME-50; then it made sense.
     
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    not to add to any possible confusion but you could set up a stereo routing to take advantage of the boss unit. guitar to boss input and L and R outs to amps. no need for aby pedal in that configuration. try it and you may like it.

    play music!
     
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    Love the ME series…i have the ME50 and the ME80….great fx units.
     
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    Guitar - Tuner - ABY

    A-Champ dry

    B-Front pedals - Trademark 30 input - loop pedals
     
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