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Electro-Harmonix Switchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch  

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The Switchblade+ offers a convenient solution to a player's switching needs. Route your signal to either output A or B, or send it to both at once. C...Read More

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The Switchblade+ offers a convenient solution to a player's switching needs. Route your signal to either output A or B, or send it to both at once. Connect a tuner or effects pedal to its dedicated Tuner output. With a fully passive audio path and active LED indication, the new Switchblade+ is your utilitarian sidekick.
- Controls -
A/B Footswitch (LED) - Press this switch to route the input signal to either OUT A (Red LED) or OUT B (Green LED).

A+B Footswitch (LED) - Press this switch to route the input signal to both OUT A and OUT B. When A+B is engaged (Red LED), the A/B Footswitch has no effect on the signal path.

- I/O -
INPUT - Connect the output of your instrument or another effects pedal to this jack.

TUNER - Connect this jack to the input of a tuner device or another effects pedal. This jack is hardwired to the INPUT jack and provides a direct output regardless of the state of the unit.

OUT A - Connect this jack to the input of an amplifier or the input of another effects pedal. Depending on the state of the A/B and A+B controls, this jack will output either the direct input signal or no signal. When the A/B LED is lit red or the A+B LED is lit up, OUT A is selected.

OUT B - Connect this jack to the input of an amplifier or the input of another effects pedal. Depending on the state of the A/B and A+B controls, this jack will output either the direct input signal or no signal. When the A/B LED is lit green or the A+B LED is lit up, OUT B is selected.

- Power -
The SWITCHBLADE+ can be powered by a 9V battery or a 9VDC battery eliminator capable of delivering at least 16mA. The optional 9V power supply from Electro-Harmonix is 9.6DC-200BI (same as used by Boss & Ibanez) 9.6 Volts DC 200mA. The power supply must have a barrel connector with center negative.

The SWITCHBLADE+ can also operate without power, since the audio path is fully passive. With no power, however, the LED indication will not function.

When A+B is engaged, the input impedance at the INPUT jack is equal to 50kΩ in parallel with the combined input impedances of the devices connected to the TUNER, OUT A, and OUT B jacks. When A+B is not engaged, the input impedance at the INPUT jack is equal to 100kΩ in parallel with the combined input impedances of the devices connect to the TUNER jack and OUT A or OUT B.

FEATURES
  • Route your signal to output A or output B or both simultaneously
  • Easily switch between different pedal boards
  • The tuner jack is hardwired to the input jack and provides a direct output for a tuner or other effects regardless of the state of the unit
  • The audio path is completely passive
  • The Switchblade Plus can be powered by a 9 volt battery or 9VDC eliminator
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Electro-HarmonixSwitchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Performances (3)
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    5.0

    Awesome Signal Splitter

    By Tee Are

    from Denver, Colorado

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Switchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch:

      This signal splitter is ultra-cool, with tone as clear could be. It doesn't effect tone in the least. I layer guitar tones via a Vox amp & a Korg effects processor and get amazing results. Made in NYC...great looks...buy the home team...the winning team...Electro-Harmonix!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It Works!

      By TranscendJazz

      from Eerie, Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Switchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch:

        This little device does exactly what it is supposed to do: It switches, quietly, adds no noise, and does not color the sound.
        I like these guys so musch, I have 3 of them on my pedal board!

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        1.0

        Major crosstalk.....Useless

        By 6505

        from Kingston Ontario

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Nothing

        Cons

        • Crosstalk Between Channel
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Paperweight

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Switchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch:

        Looks great. But if it fails one aspect of functionality.... it faiLs overall. I found that when amy A was selected amp B would have some bleed through. And for this it completely fails. It also seems to kill the tone. I am going to exchange this useless pedal and get something useful.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works Well

        By Steve M

        from Atlanta, Ga

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Lacks Power Supply

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Switchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch:

        Pro's: Well Built, Clean Sound, Easy to Use, and like all Electro Harmonix Products - BUILT like a Tank!

        Con's: Runs on Batteries by default, you will need to purchase a power supply seperately or finally get a multi unit power supply (like a DC Brick) to get rid of all of your individual power supplies and power from a single power unit.

        I plan to purchase more of these, I like them!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        cool and works great

        By Stephen Donathan

        from North Carolina

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Switchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch:

          i priced a lot of these and this one was a few dollars cheaper than most, plus it's a E.H so i know it will hold it's value on the name alone. owned a morely version of it for 20yrs and finally lost it, This seems to work just as good.

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          (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst AB/Y I've ever found.

          By PeteTLT

          from Toronto, Canada

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • Loss Of Tone
          • Loss Of Volume
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • As Line Selector
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Switchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch:

          I took a gamble based on the review I found on this site and I have to say I was hugely disappointed. A was fine, B was fine, Y is mud. I have a very Mid-ranged twangy bright guitar and two things happened when I hit the A+B switch. One: the volume dropped and Two: the tone went flat.
          There is a lot of noise on the B side during the A+B feature and the phase goes off easily, especially if you B side has a lot more pedals then your A. If you're hoping for a transparent A or B to A+B you won't find it here but unfortunately, you won't find it inexpensively either.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Happy

          By PAUL JENSEN

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Switchblade+ Channel Selector Footswitch:

          I took a gamble on this because I couldn't find any reviews about it. I am very very happy with it overall especially the A+B ("Y") feature. I didn't notice any loss of signal and no noise, no pops when switching, no bleed on single channels. it's perfect. I am using the unit to switch between two different pedal boards, one is a board with 20 pedals on it, the other is my GNX3000. It's nice to blend A+B together and I get some really neat new sounds. It looks bigger in the picture than it is
          features powered LED lights for ease and a tuner output
          rugged design high quality components
          great price compared to other brands

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