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Morley ABY Channel Switcher  

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Reconfigure your rig with one lick!

This rugged footswitch lets you choose between 2 inputs or 2 outputs. It can also mix 2 mono inputs or split an input to 2 outputs at once. LED indicators.


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MorleyABY Channel Switcher
 
3.4

(based on 38 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

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    (8)

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    (5)

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    (7)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Performances (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works like it should - sorta.

    It's a very simple device, couple switches and wires in a box. That's it. Totally passive and true-bypass. The batteries light up the LEDs and are not part of the signal chain at...Read complete review

    It's a very simple device, couple switches and wires in a box. That's it. Totally passive and true-bypass. The batteries light up the LEDs and are not part of the signal chain at all. It does NOT create noise or hum by itself. But if you're connecting to two different amps, each with its own path to ground, you get (tada!) a ground loop. Ground loops can create hum. So, basically, as an amp switcher, this is not a great product. It needs to isolate the signals. An active box like the Boss unit would be better for that purpose. But that's not a quality issue with the Morley; it's just not a good design for the way many people would want to use it. But for running two different guitars to the same amp, it works great. That limits the product's usefulness for many people. I bought it because it meets my needs, but would probably get the Boss if I had to choose again.

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    Well built but sucks tone...

    I just got one of these for switching channels on my 68' Custom Deluxe and was excited by the possibilities. It wasn't noisy and didn't make the clicking noises I've heard of but its...Read complete review

    I just got one of these for switching channels on my 68' Custom Deluxe and was excited by the possibilities. It wasn't noisy and didn't make the clicking noises I've heard of but its still getting returned today. I played through our set for a few hours and just didn't feel the normal mojo from my tone. I swapped repeatedly with the switch in and out of my signal path and this thing just sucks tone. Didn't matter weather I had effects on or off it just cut the highs and seemed to diminish the signal much like a poor cord/connection will. I'm going to spend some time reviewing things and will get something more transparent.

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    2.0

    Well built but sucks tone...

    By NiguelT

    from vancouver, wa

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    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

      I just got one of these for switching channels on my 68' Custom Deluxe and was excited by the possibilities. It wasn't noisy and didn't make the clicking noises I've heard of but its still getting returned today. I played through our set for a few hours and just didn't feel the normal mojo from my tone. I swapped repeatedly with the switch in and out of my signal path and this thing just sucks tone. Didn't matter weather I had effects on or off it just cut the highs and seemed to diminish the signal much like a poor cord/connection will. I'm going to spend some time reviewing things and will get something more transparent.

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      4.0

      An easy way to fix AC ground loop hum

      By Cellarguitarguy

      from Indianapolis, IN

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      Pros

      • Good Spacing Of Switches
      • Solid Build

      Cons

      • Caused An Ac Hum

      Best Uses

      • One Guitar Into Two Amps

      Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

      I bought this to switch back and forth between a Fender Twin Amp and a Marshall JCM2000 TSL. No hum in either amp before I wired this product into my rig, but a terrible hum once installed and when a gain channel on either amp was on. It is caused by an AC ground loop from one amp through the guitar and into the other amp.

      The problem can be easily fixed by running each amp off a different circuit. Plugging each amp into a different wall socket will not work if both are on the same circuit to the electrical box. In my case it was easy to do because I play in a basement, so I just wired in a new plug from a different light circuit down there, then plugged one amp into the new circuit and the other into the old. I tested it first using extension cords which is fine if you don't have a problem with an extra cord laying on the floor. NO HUM at all once I did this and the box works well.

      The manufacturer suggests that you buy a HumX box to fix the problem -- no way I would do that.

      There is a VERY slight bleed of signal to the amp not switched on but this is not annoying to me as the amp chosen by the box is >100X in volume.

      These new models have a battery access panel, you do not have to take the box apart to put a battery in. All the battery does is energize the lights and I don't use one as it is easy to tell which amp is selected.

      Hope this helps.

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      5.0

      My favorite AB Switch

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

        This is great, sturdy ,simple box. Its an old school, heavy duty type of switch..its not really intended for a plush carpet and headphones - pro tools- computer emulated amps environment (get a powered switching device like the EHX switchblade if the switch click gets on your nerves). This box is a throwback to Marshall stacks and Big Stages and Loud Rock concerts. I don't know why anyone would give this simple switch box a bad review - if you buy a broken pedal off craigslist for cheap don't come on here and review it - does that seem honest? Also, don't review it if you don't know what it is. Its made for switching between amps as if the two amps were channels - like going between your Marshall and your Fender amp..people used to do this before multi channel and modeling amps. I still do because I don't use multi channel or modeling amps. Or you can plug in your Les Paul and your Strat and alternate between them using different effects chains for each guitar, without having to use a different amp rig or mess with switching cables. . Even If you've figured out how to play two guitars at the same time you cant do that with this box. Buy the ABC box for 15 clams more if your an octopuss.

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        5.0

        Great for single amp or pedalboard

        By CS Davidson

        from OH

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Sturdy Construction
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

        Works great. I use it for channel switching on my Vox AC15C1. Very sturdy construction, works with or without 9V battery/power supply. For applications involving two amplifiers, I would recommend a different product that has a ground lift option.

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        5.0

        Great pedal.

        By Tim

        from Arkansas U.S.A.

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              Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

              Pedal switches quietly. LED's let you know what it is set on. Good sound quality when playing from both amps at the same time. What else do you want?

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Basic Function Heavy Duty Switcher

              By Utility_Player

              from Kansas City

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              • Versatile

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                • Performances

                Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

                The ABY is a sturdy box for switching between a couple guitars to one amp, feeding one guitar to two amps, or even just as a mute switch. Huge footswitches feel positive and large LEDs let the user know with obvious clarity which instrument is on line, or where the signal is going if used in AND/OR mode. Only downsides - lack of external DC input (battery adapter) and it clicks a little when foot switches are pressed.

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                (4 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                spend your money on a product that works

                By tone matters

                from Ohio the arm pit of the USA

                Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

                this pedal sucks... loud clicking noises the pedal is shorted out so the lights dont even work please i beg you to buy a whirlwind selector ab/y that is the best for your money if you dont have that much go to www.this1smyne.com 50 bucks and have a handmade PERFECT pedal and if you dont feel like waiting 3-4 weeks for a handmade pedal than go to www.loop-master.com and wait 2 weeks for a handmade pedal. please do not sacrifice tone because you dont have the money in your pocket this second. go to this 1s myne and support a local builder and trust me no other product will sound better. im only loooking out for fellow guitar players i thought 20 bucks off craigslist was a good deal and what could it matter... yeah it matters take my advice NOT WORTH IT! when building your rig do it right, cables, pedals, heads, birch cabs never sacrifice anything you will just have to replace it thank you

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love it

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

                When I first got mine I couldn't make it work, so I ordered replacement switches through my dealer. MORLEY sent new switches at which time I learned that the problem wasn't the switches at all. The bottom of the pedal was shorting against the switch contacts and causing the problems. So, I raised the bushing-mount switches all the way up and installed a fiber (cardboard) insulator between the switches and the bottom and it works great. I use it to switch two battery powered amps when playing outdoors with no available power. I can use one or both amps with no problem (no ground loops on battery power) Some of the problems described here sound like the same as mine. Also, the old switches can be used for true bypass in my Cry Baby wah pedal!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not consistent & Batteries ONLY

                By Sled Dog X

                from Canada

                Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

                There are several issues with this product. It only takes batteries (no adapter) which must be installed by unscrewing the metal casing. Like another reviewer, I found a problem with the volume being sucked by only one input when both inputs to one amp are used. It also has caused some annoying hum in other cases. I recommend buying a Radial ABY pedal - it is similar, or cheaper, in price, much more versatile, and requires no batteries and no adapter (Yes!), and it is built from very strong metal.

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                5.0

                Great for an external effects loop!

                By mazonbass

                from Charlotte, NC area

                Comments about Morley ABY Channel Switcher:

                First of all, I got my pedal used at a music store at a price that was a steal, $25. PLUS, the previous owner had hardwired it so it does not require batteries and it plugs directly into my DC Power Brick.I use this pedal very differently that most...I have a BOSS DD6 Delay pedal that I constantly keep on tap tempo mode. I use this pedal to bypass/turn on the delay. Using a Y cable out of my Noise Decimator with the delay as my last pedal; one end goes to the A input and one end to my delay pedal, then out from the delay into the B (You get the idea). For that use it works perfectly, absolutly no hum or noise of any kind. I never use the "A and B" switch, only the "A or B" to turn the pedal on/bypass it.I basically use it as an external effects loop. I would only recommend this pedal if you can find a deal like mine, as this is somewhat overpriced. It is durable and built well, but it is a simple pedal with 2 switches like the other reviews say. I was very fortunate to get the deal and feature I got.

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