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Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal 

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The BOSS AB-2 is a 2-way selector pedal that makes changing inputs or outputs easy. One stomp is all it takes to instantly switch between 2 guitars o...Click To Read More About This Product

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The BOSS AB-2 is a 2-way selector pedal that makes changing inputs or outputs easy. One stomp is all it takes to instantly switch between 2 guitars or effects setups, change amplifiers or switch between an amp and tuner. Rock-solid BOSS construction ensures the AB-2 will stand the test of time.


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BossAB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple and works great

Yeah, its a shame that it only runs on batteries, but it's still a great little pedal. I'm a touring musician, and I've used mine for about 200 shows. After 3.5 years...Read complete review

Yeah, its a shame that it only runs on batteries, but it's still a great little pedal. I'm a touring musician, and I've used mine for about 200 shows. After 3.5 years it has just now developed a short in the output. It is small enough to fit in any pedal board configuration and durable enough to last for years. I've already sent in a replacement order.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Real Letdown

I bougtht this pedal to run a Taylor T5 between a Carvin acoustic amp and Traynor 50 watt tube amp. It seemed to work ok at first, but changing batteries if you forget to...Read complete review

I bougtht this pedal to run a Taylor T5 between a Carvin acoustic amp and Traynor 50 watt tube amp. It seemed to work ok at first, but changing batteries if you forget to disconnect the input is a pain. Far worse, it now seems to generate a horrible buzz or whine that is simply unacceptable. I always thought Boss was bulletproof, but this thing didn't cut it.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple and works great

By EJStrats1

from Europe

Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

Yeah, its a shame that it only runs on batteries, but it's still a great little pedal. I'm a touring musician, and I've used mine for about 200 shows. After 3.5 years it has just now developed a short in the output. It is small enough to fit in any pedal board configuration and durable enough to last for years. I've already sent in a replacement order.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works for me

By 1954bassman

from Hickory, NC

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Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

I use mine to switch between two basses, normally fretted to fretless. It works great for this. batteries are a bummer, and hard to change, nothing else on stage uses AAAs. Still a great unit, though a little pricey for me. I bought mine used.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It works, but with caveat for the buyer

By Hapax

from Athens, Georgia

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects

Cons

  • No Ac Adapter Input

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

I bought this unit to be able to switch quickly between electric and acoustic guitars, so it performs this function well. Unfortunately , it runs on 2- 1.5 volt AA cells, so you must have an extra set of batteries available as well as a Phillips screwdriver to change them. It would be better if it could be powered by 9V A.C adapter. I don't detect much noise/hum generated by it. but I've mostly used it in low-gain settings.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazzzing!!!

By Pro*Rocker

from Cincy,Ohio

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Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

I have owned this sweet puppy for a little over a year and it is still kickin just as good as day one! I have used it on stage about 90 times and also in the studio. I use it to switch between my pedals, just one stomp and I can go from clean to heavy...perfect!!!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A Real Letdown

By Jim-lILZs

from East Haddam, CT

Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

I bougtht this pedal to run a Taylor T5 between a Carvin acoustic amp and Traynor 50 watt tube amp. It seemed to work ok at first, but changing batteries if you forget to disconnect the input is a pain. Far worse, it now seems to generate a horrible buzz or whine that is simply unacceptable. I always thought Boss was bulletproof, but this thing didn't cut it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very good switcher

By Rockerduck

from Marietta, GA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Batteries Without Onoff

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

This switcher works like a charm. Not noisy and silent switching. The con is the battery will die if you leave it hooked up on your board. It must be unplugged after performing.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good switching pedal

By terrygh1949

from Kansas

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Multi-purpose
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Great On Off Switch
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

I have used this pedal to swtich between amps and instruments and, it functions beautifully. Although I mainly use it for starting and stopping my drum machine, it works perfectly for this function in a live performance. I'm not too concerned about it being battery powered because I really don't like the wall wart transformers anyway. I own an LR Baggs para acoustic DI that is battery powered only and, I wouldn't have it any other way. Very well made and functions just for what I need, no noise, not very expensive, Highly recommended.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Device

By Richard Carnell

from Vermont

Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

Just what I needed to switch between two guitars without unplugging.
Works great - love the LED indicators.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No more pops

By Pastor Rick

from Elkton MD

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Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

I switch back and forth between my Godin A6 and Godiin A12 I play in our church worship band. This pedal lets me have access to all of my effects and one amp with both guitars without having to turn off my amp to switch guitars/patch cords.

The switch button on the the pedal is large and easy to access. It makes no noise, not even a click that I can notice, and the different colored L.E.D.s tell me at a glance which instrument is active.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple. I like it like that!

By Truck

from Ann Arbor Michigan

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Boss AB-2 2-Way Selector Pedal:

    Perfect for me.

    I perform with a Warwick Thumb and an NS Design EUB. All of my volume and tone control compensation is accomplished via a Fishman pre on the EUB. I did not want bells and whistles. I wanted silent switching between the instruments. I like simple. This is it. No wall wart. No extra power cord. One well made little box with a good switch on top. The little led's are fine although it is pretty ease for me to tell which instrument is live without them. I can pivot the Warwick on my back and dive into the EUB mid song and not miss a heart beat. I have finaly become accustomed to batteries. The instrument, the Fishman, the switch. I just stay on top of changing them all about once a month and no more power cords pulled out the strips from kicking wires on stage. This one works for me.

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