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Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch  

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Overview

  • True bypass design ensures tonal purity
  • Operates with or without batteries (only affects LED indicators)
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $99.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $50.00
  • Your Price:
    $4999

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Plug a single guitar into two amps, or plug two guitars into a single amp.

The Live Wire ABY1 selector/combiner footswitch has dozens of uses on stage and in the studio. You can plug 2 guitars into a single amp for convenient, on-stage instrument changes, or plug a single guitar into 2 different amps to switch sounds quickly and easily. Plus, the Live Wire ABY1 accepts a 9V power adapter, eliminating the need for battery replacement.

In addition to cable products, Live Wire has taken its expertise in audio interconnection and applied it to tools for sound professionals. With equipment for studio and stage, Live Wire products have the same no-compromise design philosophy used for its cables, with high-quality parts and attention to detail that make them dependable for crucial applications.

Features

  • True bypass design ensures tonal purity
  • Operates with or without batteries (only affects LED indicators)

For answers to your everyday challenges in music, your solution is simple: Live Wire Solutions.

 
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Live WireABY1 Guitar Footswitch
 
4.1

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (9)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    does what it says

    1 guitar into 2 amps switched or combined or 2 guitars into 1 amp switched or combined tried all and use it for all works as it should no bleed when switching

    1 guitar into 2 amps switched or combined or 2 guitars into 1 amp switched or combined tried all and use it for all works as it should no bleed when switching

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Spend the Extra $ for Quality

    Any product that fails after a few months is junk
    I owned this pedal for a bout 4 months and used it in my riga regularly. There was a slight bleed of...Read complete review

    Any product that fails after a few months is junk
    I owned this pedal for a bout 4 months and used it in my riga regularly. There was a slight bleed of sound, but it was not enough when playing at club volume for me to notice. Iwas happy with it while it worked. One day, one side just quit. This pedal is made in China...I suspect mass production and cheap parts are the reason it failed.

    I have learned this lessen before about quality over price, no more will I buy the cheapest item. This time I'm going with Lehle....
    It was good for a while but ultimately failed
    Well even if it was a good "value" becuase of the price, because it failed, the value is low

    Reviewed by 30 customers

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    5.0

    excellent pedal!

    By Mark Sager

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

        Don't believe negative reviews about this product, its 5 stars all the way!! I just got my BIGSHOT ABY yesterday. Today I used it for the first time and was playing my Les Paul into my Marshall Haze 15 and my Marshall JVM 205H using the BIGSHOT and the sound was UNBELIEVEABLE!! No unwanted buzzing or hiss, no unwanted sound when switching from A, B or both, I put it into my pedal chain and it worked perfectly, no issues...no problems. Just read the manual and pay attention to the directions as to when to use the lift, 180 O and ISO switches and you will have a ball with the beautiful stereo sound you can get with 2 amps. This pedal IS NOT made in China!! Its made in Canada and I don't see how it can blow up your amp or color your sound or any other unwanted things that may come along. It also strikes me as being well built to last. Buy it..its awesome!

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        2.0

        Worked well while it lasted

        By UEAKDamon

        from West Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

          I bought this pedal to split a single guitar input between two different amplifiers. The pedal worked well at first, had good sound quality and functioned as intended. However, after only a few months of light use, one of the switches went bad, and the sound would just cut out at times when both amps were on. I think I'll buy a Morley pedal next time. :/

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          5.0

          ABy 1 Guitar Footswitch

          By James

          from Paris, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                works great. Just what I was looking for.

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                5.0

                Does the job.

                By RevRand

                from Spring City, PA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • 2 Instruments To 1 Amp

                  Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                  Love the simple design and the fact that you don't necessarily have to use a 9v battery for it to work. It does exactly what I'd hoped it would do.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Does what I need it for.

                  By Allen3000

                  from USA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                    Having fun with it; such as a Fender Mustang amp for clean and then kick in a Vox VT80+ on top of it for an interesting lead boost using both at the same time. Maybe next week set both of them to emulate Marshalls for a small wall of sound.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works as advertised. A very good value!

                    By jazz.fred

                    from Carlisle, PA

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Quiet
                    • Solid Build Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                      Bought this as a Christmas gift to myself.

                      I am very pleased with it. It works exactly as it should with no hiccups or problems. The build quality is excellent.

                      The sound is very transparent and I there is (to my ears) no tonal coloration. I play one guitar into two amps and both amps sound exactly as if there was no switching box in the circuit. There is no bleed when switching from one amp to the other.

                      Players who have commented negatively on this product must have gotten a defective unit, because mine works perfectly.

                      An incredible value!!

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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      DANGER : Amp killer

                      By Dave from Bulldog Direct

                      from Cincinnati,Ohio

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                      Pros

                      • Nothing

                      Cons

                      • Breaks Easily
                      • Danger Can Blow Your Amp
                      • Not Responsive
                      • Poor Sound Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Nothing

                      Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                      DANGER: can blow up your amp! Just got the ABY1 Guitar Footswitch plugged in my two amps and keyboard. Immediate feed back and hum. When using the switch very loud popping sounds would happen when switch was engaged. With- in seconds of hooking the switch up one of my amps started to howl and screech and then just went dead. The ABY1 Guitar Footswitch is an amp killer, buyer beware….! Pure junk!

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                      5.0

                      Great procuct. This is my second one!

                      By old rocker

                      from Charlevoix, Michigan

                      About Me Experienced

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                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                        Works like a charm. What more could you ask? This is my second one.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        does what it says

                        By ACOUSTIC RESONANCE

                        from SYRACUSE NY

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                        1 guitar into 2 amps switched or combined or 2 guitars into 1 amp switched or combined tried all and use it for all works as it should no bleed when switching

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Satisfied

                        By Humbled

                        from Central, Pa.

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy set up
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Well constructed

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances
                        • Practice

                        Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                        Works as described. I run two guitars into it then out to my pedals and amp. It works wonderfully with no feedback or reduction in tone or volume. Clean/quiet switching as well. I use an AC adapter and thus far have not used a battery. Simple to connect and start using. It arrived in little or no time after ordering with Standard Delivery. Thanks Musician's Friend!

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