Voodoo Lab Amp Selector  

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Voodoo Lab's Amp Selector is the ultimate standalone tool for switching your guitar into multiple amplifiers. It lets you use up to 4 amps simultaneously without added hum or loss of tone. You can swi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Voodoo Lab's Amp Selector is the ultimate standalone tool for switching your guitar into multiple amplifiers. It lets you use up to 4 amps simultaneously without added hum or loss of tone. You can switch between amps, or layer them in any combination you need with silent switching. Absolutely no pops or clicks to ruin that quiet riff or change from high-gain lead to clean!

The Amp Selector delivers several indispensable real-world applications. Each of the outputs can be directly switched, allowing you to layer any combination of amps simultaneously. You can also configure it (using Exclusive mode) as an A/B/C/D box for selecting among up to 4 amplifiers with a single button press.

Unlike most A/B-style boxes, Amp Selector has ground lift switches for each amp output. Now, no matter what amps you're using, you'll never have to worry about ground loops causing massive hum in your rig. Features also include a buffered tuner/split output for slaving additional devices without loading down your pickups or muddying your tone.

Features
  • Switch and/or layer up to 4 amps simultaneously
  • Absolutely silent switching
  • Works as A/B/C/D box
  • Switches amps with single button
  • Buffered tuner or split output functions
  • Switch 2 instruments into different pairs of amplifiers
  • Ground lift switch on each amp output
  • Level controls on each amp output
  • Hand built in the U.S.A.
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Voodoo LabAmp Selector
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best switcher ive used

Great unit for using multiple amps or inputs at once. No popping, no lag, no delay in switching. Clean seamless switching from multiple amps or different inputs. Independent volume controls help adjust...Read complete review

Great unit for using multiple amps or inputs at once. No popping, no lag, no delay in switching. Clean seamless switching from multiple amps or different inputs. Independent volume controls help adjust or match volumes of different amps or set ups. Reasonable price for the guitarist or musician that cant afford or does not need a huge amp switching system for their set up. Switcher is housed in a durable case and rugged buttons you can stomp on and will last you for many years. 5 stars all over, performance, durability, practicality.

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Not for my use

Well, after careful consideration and reading many reviews, I decided to pull the trigger on this unit and make the purchase thinking it would solve my switching and ground loop issues that I had...Read complete review

Well, after careful consideration and reading many reviews, I decided to pull the trigger on this unit and make the purchase thinking it would solve my switching and ground loop issues that I had been having while using other switchers.
Let me start off by explaining how I run my rig. I play loud, heavy, doom/sludge metal and use a combination of three different amps. I've been getting by with using a morley ABC switch, a whirlwind ABY and an Ebtech hum eliminator. I can have full control with that setup and still have an output for a tuner out. I was hoping the voodoo lab amp selector would replace having to use three pedals with just the one. It has 4 outputs plus an isolated tuner out. (which should have given me one extra output to use how I wanted or leave empty)

Ok, here are the problems for my use.

1. You can't step on and activate multiple channels at the same time. It turns on or off only 1 channel at the time..I must have tried hundreds of times to turn on two amps together, turn off two amps together, or toggle between two amps by stepping on two switches at the same time and it just wont do it. It has to be one at a time.

2. I normally run all of my amps together for a really thick sound and I thought I could program the voodoo lab amp selector to step on one switch and have a preset for one or two amps to keep playing or drop out of the mix.
I've tried programming it several ways and unless Im doing it wrong, you have to have an amp (or two) that you normally don't mix or layer with the other amps, and then you can step on one switch and only select it....then you have to bring the others back in one at a time...no good for my use. I need to be able to step on one switch and have two amps drop out, then be able to step on the same switch and toggle them back on or be able to step on two switches at the same time and I haven't been able to make it do either function.

3. I still have to use the ebtech hum eliminator to get rid of the ground loop noise I have. Although I've since learned this may not be the fault of the pedal but the way I have my pedalboard configured, I thought I'd point it out.
I run my guitar straight into the voodoo lab amp selector. From there each channel has an overdrive/distortion pedal between the switcher and the amps. I have to use both channels of the ebtech AFTER the distortion pedals and before two of the higher gain amps and it works quite well. Without it, its horrible no matter how I have the ground lift selectors switched. However, if I run a single distortion pedal between my guitar and the voodoo lab selector, I dont need the ebtech. (still doesn't solve my problem because I need the different od's/distortions. All three are different and create different tones)

I can see some people really loving this pedal and it does have excellent buffers that don't suck your tone at all. The switching is quiet and it feels really well made. I was just hoping it would be a little more versatile for my usage.

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5.0

Works well, good switcher. Nice and quite.

By Will

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

Works well, nice and quiet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amp Selector

By The Blues Man

from Chicago, Il.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

    I own two morley amp switchers which have worked well. I recently added a 4th amp. to my set up and decided to add a 4 way switcher. I like that this switcher has volume knobs to fine tune the volume of each amp. It also takes away any hum; which is a nice improvement over the morleys. I also have been using a voodoo lab wha wha pedal for about a year that was very pricey; but worth every penny.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    As Advertised

    By DirtClod

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

      Works as advertised with no hum, hiss or pop. Switches between amps in complete silence. I have mine ran to a Marshall half-stack and a Vox AC30 with 3 of the outputs running to 3 of the 4 Channels on the Vox and 1 to the Marshall. Works like a charm. Doesn't take up much room on a pedalboard and is sturdy. No loss of volume on either amp and you can LAYER the amps on each other - in my case, creating a unique "MarshVox" tone. I'm able to "throw" the sound to the middle of the stage if I set the amps away from each other. This is a no-nonsense, solid device.

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not for my use

      By oldmangrissel

      from shreveport, la

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

      Well, after careful consideration and reading many reviews, I decided to pull the trigger on this unit and make the purchase thinking it would solve my switching and ground loop issues that I had been having while using other switchers.
      Let me start off by explaining how I run my rig. I play loud, heavy, doom/sludge metal and use a combination of three different amps. I've been getting by with using a morley ABC switch, a whirlwind ABY and an Ebtech hum eliminator. I can have full control with that setup and still have an output for a tuner out. I was hoping the voodoo lab amp selector would replace having to use three pedals with just the one. It has 4 outputs plus an isolated tuner out. (which should have given me one extra output to use how I wanted or leave empty)

      Ok, here are the problems for my use.

      1. You can't step on and activate multiple channels at the same time. It turns on or off only 1 channel at the time..I must have tried hundreds of times to turn on two amps together, turn off two amps together, or toggle between two amps by stepping on two switches at the same time and it just wont do it. It has to be one at a time.

      2. I normally run all of my amps together for a really thick sound and I thought I could program the voodoo lab amp selector to step on one switch and have a preset for one or two amps to keep playing or drop out of the mix.
      I've tried programming it several ways and unless Im doing it wrong, you have to have an amp (or two) that you normally don't mix or layer with the other amps, and then you can step on one switch and only select it....then you have to bring the others back in one at a time...no good for my use. I need to be able to step on one switch and have two amps drop out, then be able to step on the same switch and toggle them back on or be able to step on two switches at the same time and I haven't been able to make it do either function.

      3. I still have to use the ebtech hum eliminator to get rid of the ground loop noise I have. Although I've since learned this may not be the fault of the pedal but the way I have my pedalboard configured, I thought I'd point it out.
      I run my guitar straight into the voodoo lab amp selector. From there each channel has an overdrive/distortion pedal between the switcher and the amps. I have to use both channels of the ebtech AFTER the distortion pedals and before two of the higher gain amps and it works quite well. Without it, its horrible no matter how I have the ground lift selectors switched. However, if I run a single distortion pedal between my guitar and the voodoo lab selector, I dont need the ebtech. (still doesn't solve my problem because I need the different od's/distortions. All three are different and create different tones)

      I can see some people really loving this pedal and it does have excellent buffers that don't suck your tone at all. The switching is quiet and it feels really well made. I was just hoping it would be a little more versatile for my usage.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works Great

      By Michael Mackey

      from Iowa City

      Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

      I bought this switcher to control access to my Fender Hot Rod Deville and my Vox AC-30. It works just as advertised - ground loop control eliminate hum and the volume controls make it easy to conform the output to different situations. I also use this switcher to control access to the HiBoost and Normal channels on my AC-30. works great to dial that extra crunch for lead solos. The switcher is very easy to program and is very well-made. Although it is relatively expensive, its high quality and utility makes it, in my opinion, a must-have pedal.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Voodoo Labs Amp Selector

      By Anonymous, M.D.

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

      It's an amp switcher, and it seems well made. It's nice looking and compact. It operates quietly. Overall I am happy with the product. If you have purchased multiple high quality amps this is a nice way to get your gear arranged so that you can easily use the amp of your choice without having to go through a bunch of hassle with the cables. I use mine in a home studio setting but it seems like it would be useful for live performance as well.
      It's a pretty straightforward concept, a pedal that lets you take an input signal and switch it four different ways to different amps. It has some really nice added features though, such as individual volume knobs for each amp channel, to help you achieve a volume balance across different amps. It's a powered unit and it will run on the Boss style power supply that runs most pedals. It's got a 5th output that is not switched and it can be used for a variety of things, such as connecting it to a tuner, or as a through signal to an always-on amp. All the jacks including the input, output and power jacks are on the back. I don't know yet if that's good or bad but that's where they are.

      One feature that they might have added but didn't would be if the LEDs for each output were different colors. Then you could tell at a glimpse which channel was on or off. All in all though I think the product excells on the subject of features.
      So far so good. I just got it and it appears to be a solid, well-made unit. The real test will be if holds up over time of course.
      It's a little on the expensive side honestly, but my thoughts on value were that if it allows me to better enjoy the amps I have managed to purchase over the years, at considerable expense, then it's at least middle of road in terms of value.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hum is gone...

      By GuitarDLJ-NROdC

      from Valparaiso, IN

      Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

      I am new to this multiple amplifier thing. I tried all the a/b switches I could find and even made my own and still had hum and noise. Not any more. Totally quiet with no switching noise at all. Running 2 amps now but I have 2 more amp slots to fill...

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I do, Voodoo, you should!

      By IbanezMarshallControl

      from Boston

      Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

      I bought this last December. Worked great for about 3 hours. Called Voodoo, returned it for fix, I got it back the day BEFORE I told them I needed it for a gig. (Thanks Voodoo!) Worked great again, still works great. Does just what I want it to: it totally seperates my JCM 800 and SDL 100 Marshalls AND no hum when either or both are off!!! So, I can go from whimpy soft clean side of the JCM 800, to all out lightening (crunch side of SDL 100) in an instant. More important, stepping on the lead channel of either amp, NOW, has no impact on the other. If you have multiple amps/pa feed/and or a recording feed, this is THE tool!!! I use power adapters, no batteries, no worry.

      (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By Dr. Zoom

      from Dallas, Texas

      Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

      I bought this amp selector with great hopes that it would solve my problems about switching among my Marshall amp, my Vox amp, and my Line 6 Pod running through the P.A., and switching between my Strat and my Rickenbacker. Unfortunately on my third gig with it, it simply stopped working. I put in a new battery, checked everything, tried everything I could think of and it just doesn't work anymore. Since I had had it for 54 days, and the Musicians Friend return policy is for 45 days, they refused to exchange it. So now I am stuck with a dead amp selector. Total bummer.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best switcher ive used

      By Rob

      from Pittsburgh pa

      Comments about Voodoo Lab Amp Selector:

      Great unit for using multiple amps or inputs at once. No popping, no lag, no delay in switching. Clean seamless switching from multiple amps or different inputs. Independent volume controls help adjust or match volumes of different amps or set ups. Reasonable price for the guitarist or musician that cant afford or does not need a huge amp switching system for their set up. Switcher is housed in a durable case and rugged buttons you can stomp on and will last you for many years. 5 stars all over, performance, durability, practicality.

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