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Radial Engineering BigShot I/O Selector Switch  

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Overview

  • Toggle two instruments with single foot stomp
  • Adjustable volume control to match levels
  • Separate tuner output and mute switch
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    $100.00
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  • Your Price:
    $7999

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The Radial BigShot i/o is an easy-to-use instrument selector switch that lets you quickly transition between any two instruments and drive the signal to your amp. Because the i/o is 100% true-bypass, it addresses the needs of the most demanding purist.
To further enhance connectivity, input-B is equipped with a level control called DIM that lets you reduce the signal from the louder of your two instruments so that both instruments are matched to the same volume level when they reach the amplifier. When passive instruments are used, a unique 'bright' switch lets you compensate for high frequency loss due to longer cables.

To enhance onstage functionality, the BigShot i/o is equipped with a tuner output. With a simple foot stomp on the MUTE switch, the sound going to the amp is turned off and diverted to the tuner for quiet onstage adjustments. An 'always on' switch also permits on-the-fly quiet tuning should you wish to have the tuner on at all times.

Compact, extremely rugged and completely passive, the BigShot i/o does not require any powering to make it work. This makes it ideal for pedalboards where the use of batteries or power supplies is painful! The BigShot i/o is also perfect for all you instruments and hi-Z line-level signal switching.

Features

  • Toggle two instruments with single foot stomp
  • Adjustable volume control to match levels
  • Separate tuner output and mute switch
  • Compact and rugged for pedalboards
 
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Radial EngineeringBigShot I/O Selector Switch
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

I'm Impressed

By Carsonics

from Seattle, Washington

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

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    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Radial Engineering BigShot I/O Selector Switch:

    Excellent sound and features, clean signal, well made, requires no batteries or power. I've read about the Radial products and what the pros say is true and probably why they use these products - I'll definately buy more Radial products in the future. I use the Big Shot I/O to switch between a guitar synthesizer setup to a guitar multi-effects setup for live performance. If you need a router consider the Radial.

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    5.0

    Radial rules!

    By Gbass88

    from Tampa,FL

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    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

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      Comments about Radial Engineering BigShot I/O Selector Switch:

      I've used Radial products(bassbone)before and can't complain about anything. This pedal is no exeption. Built like a tank and sounds even better!I Love Radial!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Just What I Needed

      By roy delsi

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Radial Engineering BigShot I/O Selector Switch:

      The BigShot does exactly what it claims. i needed a device to take 2 guitars at the ready. no more unplugging - unweaving the cord off the strap, change ax's and re-weave the cord again. or kneel down at the input to unplug one chord and plug in another.(that gets old pretty quick) The BigShot plugs into my Guitar board, GNX3000, and the tuning mode is muted. i tap the tuner mode, change guitars, tap the selector on the big shot and my tuner lets me know i'm hot........and i can quick tune if needed, simple.
      although it may not have been designed for it, the dim switch allows me to match volume between
      my Tele & PRS.
      i like that the BigShot is passive. if there was an indicator light for the selector that would mean a needed power source. GREAT! another cord to deal with and wear out. or another battery to buy.
      keep it simple.... ......just what i needed

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just what I needed

      By Walt Kahres

      from Georgia

      Comments about Radial Engineering BigShot I/O Selector Switch:

      My favorite guitar is a Clapton Strat that I bought new about 10 years ago. I just bought a Zoom G3 effects pedal and found the signal from the active lace pickups was way too hot and caused breakup/distortion unless I turned the volume knob way down (even with the active input switch engaged on the G3). I bought the BigShot switch mainly for the passive screw adjustable pot. Works great, I set the pot so that there is no breakup with the volume turned all the way up and now I am good to go- I can adjust the guitar volume and gain on the fly without worrying about overdriving the G3. And I can't tell any real difference in sound with the switch in the line.

      The box seems to be well built- all metal and heavy enough to stay put. It would be nice if there was a footswitch for the bright feature- it works better than I thought it would and it would be cool to bring it in/out on the fly. The on/off switch is convenient though, allows unhooking the guitar without turning everything off first. Indicator lights would also be nice to have but not really needed for my purpose.

      I think it is a bit expensive for a simple, passive box, but then there doesn't seem to be anything else out there that has the same features.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works as advertised, but lack of indicator a problem

      By Trevor Hanson

      from Gardiner WA

      Comments about Radial Engineering BigShot I/O Selector Switch:

      This switch works exactly as described, and at first I thought it would be a lifesaver. However the lack of indicator lights has put me in trouble on several occasions -- "Which channel is hot?" "Is it muted?" Nothing makes you look stupider than doing the stomp-box dance trying to get the right guitar to make noise. In my case, there were just enough other components in each of my distinct effects chains that I have been able to shoot myself in the foot a few times. Next time, I will definitely invest in a selector that gives a visual indicator of what is selected. You think you'll remember hitting the switch, and you think you always depress it fully; but it's not always true.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Radial engineering works !!!!

      By Jamin Jerry

      from Michigan

      Comments about Radial Engineering BigShot I/O Selector Switch:

      I needed the ability to have two guitars ready to go on stage when I was performing and this Input/output switch did it. The input #2 is where I plugged in my 12 string with a round hole pickupsince I have no volume control on the pickup, having the "dim" switch along with the vol. control on the switch chassis gives me great pre-show set-up options.What I did was set up the volume on the 12 string with the use of the screw driver adjustment and dim slide switch to match my normal playing volume of my other guitar and now the sound guy gets both guitars at the same volume over the same feed when I press the select button this also allows both guitars access to the same "effects pedals". AT first I thought the screw driver adjustment was missing a knob but it makes sense that the volume won't get changed by accident if there is no Knob ! Great plan! There is one small issue---when you push the select button you will hear a "click" over your amp. To avoid this first press the mute switch then push the select and re-push the mute switch.thus why I gave it lower grade on the features. Also I think it is a bit pricey but it is built in Canada almost as good as USA!!!!

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