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Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch

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The Live Wire ABY1 selector/combiner footswitch has dozens of uses on stage and in the studio. You can plug 2 guitars into a single amp for convenient, on-stage instrument changes, or plug a single gu... Read More

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Overview

The Live Wire ABY1 selector/combiner footswitch has dozens of uses on stage and in the studio. You can plug 2 guitars into a single amp for convenient, on-stage instrument changes, or plug a single guitar into 2 different amps to switch sounds quickly and easily. Plus, the Live Wire ABY1 accepts a 9V power adapter, eliminating the need for battery replacement.

In addition to cable products, Live Wire has taken its expertise in audio interconnection and applied it to tools for sound professionals. With equipment for studio and stage, Live Wire products have the same no-compromise design philosophy used for its cables, with high-quality parts and attention to detail that make them dependable for crucial applications.

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  • True bypass design ensures tonal purity
  • Operates with or without batteries (only affects LED indicators)
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3.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Great for channel switching

I purchased a Vox AC15C1 amp. Great amp by the way, but does not have on board channel switching. Prior to purchase I was looking for an ABY switch to accomplish the channel...Read complete review

I purchased a Vox AC15C1 amp. Great amp by the way, but does not have on board channel switching. Prior to purchase I was looking for an ABY switch to accomplish the channel switch. None that I saw online fit the bill for one reason or another. This Live Wire ABY was recommended to me by the salesperson and I'm glad he did. Solidly built pedal. Only needs 9 v (battery or adapter) to power the LED's. Bright blue LED's are very visible even in bright light. Capable of switching channels or using both channels together. Can also be used to connect 2 guitars to one amp as well. Quiet switching too. Am extremely happy I found this pedal.

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Tone killer....

I bought this ABY pedal to toggle between two amps. One is a tube amp and the other a solid state. While the build quality of this pedal is good, it degraded my...Read complete review

I bought this ABY pedal to toggle between two amps. One is a tube amp and the other a solid state. While the build quality of this pedal is good, it degraded my tone (on the tube amp). It seemed to remove the lows and highs from the signal path to the amp, leaving me with way to much mid-range. It also seemed to attenuate the signal to a noticeable level (less sustain/ring-out). It's almost as if the pedal was acting like a band-pass filter. It's possible that I got a bad pedal - but if that's not the case, I would not recommend this pedal to someone that is particular about their tone, and wants to preserve it. Sound wise I have to give this pedal a 2, and for build quality and functionality I give it a 5 ? hence my rating of a 3.

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1.0

Hums like crazy!

By Daniel

from Albuquerque, NM

I bought the pedal so I could toggle between two guitars going to a single amp. The construction is solid and it does what it's supposed to do, but I could never get a clean sound out of it. When I first plugged in the guitars and turned on the amp, I got a horrible hum that was so bad it completely ruined the sound coming through the amp. I tried using different cables, using a battery instead of the 9V power supply, and nothing helped. The only thing that lifted the hum was when I touched the metal shielding of the instrument cables going into the box, but who wants to play guitar with one hand holding and instrument cable?

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2.0

tone killer and the lights stopped working

By logan kerman

from ATX

Good at first then went down, hill tone was being lost and the lights stopped working.

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5.0

i love it!

By Josh Caffey

from Tulsa, OK

Some reviews say this pedal is noisy, some reviews say it's great. I figured I'd try my luck, spend the 50 bucks and I'm SO glad I did! I was pretty mad when I first plugged in and got a bunch of noise, but after an hour of trying different configurations I learned that it was actually a bad cable causing the noise. After swapping cables, all is well. No noise whatsoever, not even when switching channels. If you're having a noise issue, make SURE it's the pedal causing it and not something else! As for the "tone killer" comments, I can't really speak to those. I'm running both channels to the same amp and I love the sound I'm getting.

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5.0

Excellent Product

By Randy McKay

from Port Byron, IL

Received switch in excellent shape and fast. Solid product. Works as advertised. Very pleased.

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4.0

Does The Job...

By eric goble

from Lake Oswego, Oregon

I use this ABY box to switch between two full 6505+ stacks and it does the job just fine without any loss of tone as far as I can tell. Its not a full bypass so you get a little bit of bleed into the other amp but I'm playing two high gain stacks so who cares right?

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Tone killer....

By Jay Linton

from Pleasanton CA

I bought this ABY pedal to toggle between two amps. One is a tube amp and the other a solid state. While the build quality of this pedal is good, it degraded my tone (on the tube amp). It seemed to remove the lows and highs from the signal path to the amp, leaving me with way to much mid-range. It also seemed to attenuate the signal to a noticeable level (less sustain/ring-out). It's almost as if the pedal was acting like a band-pass filter. It's possible that I got a bad pedal - but if that's not the case, I would not recommend this pedal to someone that is particular about their tone, and wants to preserve it. Sound wise I have to give this pedal a 2, and for build quality and functionality I give it a 5 ? hence my rating of a 3.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exellent ABY switch

By Jay Kim

from New Zealand (International)

It is cheap yet VERY good switch box indeed. I've using it for almost a year now and I had no breakdowns or any other problems with it. I have no noise when I switch between the A,B channels and when I use both the A,B at the same time there is nothing that lets me down. A great switch box for a good price.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Noise bleed issues

By STACY FENTON

from Osceola, Ia.

I bought one of these awhile back and never got around to using it until the other day. I used it to A/B between 2 amps and it never completely shut off either amp. I've never used one of these so maybe that's common. I kind of doubt it though. I probably should have got one of better quality, live and learn.

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(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for channel switching

By John

from Dickson City PA

I purchased a Vox AC15C1 amp. Great amp by the way, but does not have on board channel switching. Prior to purchase I was looking for an ABY switch to accomplish the channel switch. None that I saw online fit the bill for one reason or another. This Live Wire ABY was recommended to me by the salesperson and I'm glad he did. Solidly built pedal. Only needs 9 v (battery or adapter) to power the LED's. Bright blue LED's are very visible even in bright light. Capable of switching channels or using both channels together. Can also be used to connect 2 guitars to one amp as well. Quiet switching too. Am extremely happy I found this pedal.

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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works like a charm!

By Henry

from Matawan, NJ

I was searching for an affordable ABY box and stumbled onto this little fella. It has a solid metal chassis and really sturdy buttons. The LEDS shine REALLY BRIGHT BLUE. I use a 9v adapter to power it. It has flawless and immediate switching between my two preamps (Mesa Studio Preamp/Lee Jackson GP-1000). It's not noisy at all. Zero hum. I can tell it's gonna last a loooooooong time. Plus, the design looks great!

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