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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
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    - $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 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (9)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), 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 29 customers

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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

                  About Me Experienced

                  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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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                    5.0

                    performs as advertised

                    By ironman911

                    from jasper ga

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Does What It Is Supposed
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Love The Indicator Light
                    • Performing Flawlessly
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Haven't Found Any Yet

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Live Wire ABY1 Guitar Footswitch:

                    i needed to replace a very reliable aby box that i had used for years that finally gave up the ghost after doing a little homework i settled on the aby1 i especially like the indicator light telling you which channel is in use as my previous one did not have this feature so i was always shooting blind i use it in my church worship services to switch between acoustic and electric guitars and have had zero problems with it to date

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