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Overview

  • 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
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    $58.58
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    - $14.63
  • Your Price:
    $4395

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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
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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      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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        (4 of 9 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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