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MXR A/B M196 Box

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The MXR A/B M196 Box allows you to deliver your instrument's signal to two separate outputs. Use it to select different amps or to use both at the sa...Click To Read More About This Product

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Run two cabs with one guitar easily and smoothly.

The MXR A/B M196 Box allows you to deliver your instrument's signal to two separate outputs. Use it to select different amps or to use both at the same time with different effects. Use the Thru output to connect a tuner, an amplifier, or any device which needs to receive the signal always.


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MXRA/B M196 Box
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

This is NOT a switcher!

By HMan66

from Riverside, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about MXR A/B M196 Box:

    I was looking for a pedal to switch between a clean and dirty amp. This pedal will do that, but you have to be able to tap dance. This pedal will NOT switch between A and B with one click. What it does it route the signal to A or B as the switch is pressed. So to truly 'switch' from A to B, you have to turn on B, and then turn off A, and vice versa. You'll have spillover, which can be a cool effect, but almost defeats the purpose. MXR quality though. Cool blue LED indicators. True bypass with no tone loss. I'm keeping it since I don't want to pay to ship it back. I'll find a use for it.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simple and quiet

    By Dave

    from Kentucky

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Quiet
    • Solid

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about MXR A/B M196 Box:

    Seems reliable and doesn't add noise even when using two amps together.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Switch Box For A Good Price

    By Bonejamin

    from Cary, NC

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    Pros

    • 1 Input To 2 Outputs, Or 2 Inputs To 1 Output
    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about MXR A/B M196 Box:

      Don't be confused about the definitions of input vs output, these jacks can be used for 1 signal in and 2 signals out or 2 signals in and 1 signal out.

      The instructions only mention connecting one instrument via the "input" jack to 2 amps via the 2 "output" jacks; but, like any A/B box, you can plug 2 instruments into the jacks labeled "output a" and "output b" and a single cable to your amp from the "input" jack. I use it to switch between my fretted and fretless basses with minimal effort.

      Each foot switch activates its associated pathway individually for an A OR B selection. Activating both foot switches allows for an A AND B combination.

      9-volt battery or power supply (not included) allows for visual verification of which channels are active via blue LED lights.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes , I would buy again.

      By Rockin randall

      from Omaha Ne.

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about MXR A/B M196 Box:

        I use this pedal box to switch from 1 amp to the other one . It works exactly as they advertise .

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great device. Exactly what I needed though didn't know it!

        By John

        from Cleveland, Ohio

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Sends signal equally to separate amps.

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adds a fuller sound to my acoustic guitar.
          • Performances
          • Send signal to acoustic amp and/or electric amp.

          Comments about MXR A/B M196 Box:

          I am presently using a Traveler Ultra Light (choice of a dozen guitars) and play through a Carvin BX Microbass amp and Carvin PM10A powered monitor using different effects pedals for each. Nice stereo effect as I can choose either amp or use both. I get great acoustic sound through PM10A and great electric sound through BX. Everything fits in back of my Mini Cooper!

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