Hi there on this wonderful Friday afternoon,
I realize that this question is not directly PAS related but I know there's lots of you out there who could help Until recently I have just been using one guitar through the PAS but now I have had more time to settle into this system I am feeling more confident about the whole set up and would like to use a second guitar for some songs.
To save the hassle of un-plugging the guitar cord each time I swap about, is there some kind of adapter, like a 'Y' shape so I could have two guitars going into the one input on my Digitech pedal. I have been playing guitar now for around 35 years and have never needed antything like this before.
Thanks for any suggestions - have a great weekend ya'll. Gordon.
If you have a retail music store near you, these kinds of A/B footswitches are probably in stock and relatively inexpensive.
Here are a couple I found online.
Plenty relevant - No worries! An A/B box would do the trick. Are these similarly-toned instruments and/or do they have built-in volume and tone controls?
Wow, he's quick...
Thanks for them speedy replies - I just got home from work and there they were - good stuff.
I had kind of imagined it to be a sort of 'Y' shaped adapter but I can see that a box solution would be more dependable after being accidentally kicked around a few times.
The guitar I use the most is a 1990 Patrick Eggle which is small, light and has a massive tonal range. I luv it actually. However, (and I have mentioned this in another post and I'm still not embarresed by it) - recently I bought the Oscar Schmidt ' Delta King ' from Musician's Friend - I was lucky first time and for 149 dollars got an excellent guitar. I couldn't afford two and a half grand for a Gibson but believe it or not after some new strings and 20 minutes setting up - it comes pretty darn close!
Anyway, it does give me a nicer acoustic sound through my Digitech RP200 than my Patrick Eggle so I have decided now to start using it on gigs.
Believe it or not the h/b/ pickups on this Oscar are really hot so I will probably go for the Berigher A/B because this has a very handy volume control for each channel. ( I was going to compensate for this difference using the vols on the PAS remote but it seems better to get them evened out before they even enter the Digitech and the Boss looper that I use.
Thanks again for the advice - I've never got that involved with the technical side that much. I guess just enough to get a good sound and I'm a happy chappy. Gordon. P&L.
The whole Y-adapter approach is just too tenuous for me. I just spent a little time poking around on the
Patrick Eggle site and the testimonials are impressive and the instruments look beautiful.
It seems a shame to dilute the signal by having two Guitars "Y"-d into one input.
Thanks again for the reply. Your'e dead right, those Patrick Eggle acoustics on his website are truly gorgeous guitars. The one I have though is an older model, ( 1990 ), when he first started in Coventry, England and is a small, solid body guitar. It may not be as nice looking as his current work but I still think it's a fantastic little guitar. The model is 'New York Deluxe' and like I say, it has an amazing range of tone.
Am I understanding this correctly? You say that if I plug two guitars for example through the Beringher A/B box that this will sort of weaken the signal even though there would only be one guitar used at any one time? As you can tell I'm a bit slow on the technical stuff so I wondered if you could clarify this if possible. If anything is going to be diluted I'll just stick to the one guitar cord and swap about when I need to. Thanks again for your time, Gordon.
You should be fine. There are inexpensive Y-Jack cables that would in effect keep both Guitars connected at the same time.
I would not want to see you go down that path.
You should be fine with a true A/B switch box and I think that any of the ones linked above is probably fine although the one with the separate gain controls could introduce more noise into the signal path.
In this situation I'd probably just go with the most simple of solutions. This is why I suggested going to a music store if it is convenient. It should be easier to return something (if not suitable) if it's local.
Thanks for the background on the Guitar. It's always interesting to read a little more about what people are playing.
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