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Fender's ABY footswitch with passive switcher allows you to plug a single guitar into two amplifiers or plug two guitars into a single amplifier, mak...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fender's ABY footswitch with passive switcher allows you to plug a single guitar into two amplifiers or plug two guitars into a single amplifier, making it easy and convenient to create a rig with eminent flexibility and a variety of tone options. LEDs light the way and remind as to what mode you are in. Finished in screaming red and built to be stomped.

FEATURES
  • True hardwire bypass in the off position lets players retain their natural tone without interference or signal loss.
  • "A or B" and "A and B" switching options allow for greater versatility within your rig.
  • Durable metal chassis and switches withstand onstage wear and tear.
  • LED illumination requires 9-volt battery or power source.

Order today for versatile signal path control.

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FenderABY Footswitch
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleasantly surprised!!

Bought this AB/Y pedal to allow me to use both my guitar amps.....Fender 68 Custom Princeton Reverb and Blues Jr. NOS (Tweed). I waffled back and forth between...Read complete review

Bought this AB/Y pedal to allow me to use both my guitar amps.....Fender 68 Custom Princeton Reverb and Blues Jr. NOS (Tweed). I waffled back and forth between Morley, the Fender, and a more expensive one with lift, ground, etc. switches. I figured for the price (it was on sale after Thanksgiving) it would be noisy, hum, etc. but it's dead quiet and works EXACTLY as advertised.
Years ago, I'd use my two Black face Fender Deluxe Reverbs by going out of the #2 input on the 1st amp and then go to the second Deluxe Reverb input #1, but you always had both amps on and the second one had to be set at a higher volume due to the #2 output being attenuated. This AB/Y pedal allows switching from one amp to the other, or having both on. Haven't tried using it with one amp and two guitars (the other option for the pedal's use). Get one if you've got two amps and want to use both!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

YOU MIGHT GET A GROUND ISSUE

On one 2-amp setup I have that is fairly simple it works fine with no unwanted noise. So I bought another Fender ABY for setup number two which is more complex with additional...Read complete review

On one 2-amp setup I have that is fairly simple it works fine with no unwanted noise. So I bought another Fender ABY for setup number two which is more complex with additional pedals and different amps which include my vintage Kustom 100 and a new Roland GX80. I got a hum/buzz right away. I located my ancient EBTech Hum Eliminator and problem solved. If you haven't bought this Fender ABY yet you might consider the Tonebone BigShot ABY Passive Switcher. Before I thought of my EBTech Hum Eliminator, I almost pulled the trigger on that one because it apparently solves grounding issues. If I ever need another ABY, that's probably what I would buy.

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(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Switch from one rig, to another, easily

By Crust

from Brockton, MA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

    works as advertised

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    YOU MIGHT GET A GROUND ISSUE

    By Russ

    from Largo, FL

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • HUM/BUZZ depending on the setup
    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

    On one 2-amp setup I have that is fairly simple it works fine with no unwanted noise. So I bought another Fender ABY for setup number two which is more complex with additional pedals and different amps which include my vintage Kustom 100 and a new Roland GX80. I got a hum/buzz right away. I located my ancient EBTech Hum Eliminator and problem solved. If you haven't bought this Fender ABY yet you might consider the Tonebone BigShot ABY Passive Switcher. Before I thought of my EBTech Hum Eliminator, I almost pulled the trigger on that one because it apparently solves grounding issues. If I ever need another ABY, that's probably what I would buy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very pleasantly surprised!!

    By 64 Tele

    from Holiday Island, Ar.

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

      Bought this AB/Y pedal to allow me to use both my guitar amps.....Fender 68 Custom Princeton Reverb and Blues Jr. NOS (Tweed). I waffled back and forth between Morley, the Fender, and a more expensive one with lift, ground, etc. switches. I figured for the price (it was on sale after Thanksgiving) it would be noisy, hum, etc. but it's dead quiet and works EXACTLY as advertised.
      Years ago, I'd use my two Black face Fender Deluxe Reverbs by going out of the #2 input on the 1st amp and then go to the second Deluxe Reverb input #1, but you always had both amps on and the second one had to be set at a higher volume due to the #2 output being attenuated. This AB/Y pedal allows switching from one amp to the other, or having both on. Haven't tried using it with one amp and two guitars (the other option for the pedal's use). Get one if you've got two amps and want to use both!!

      (1 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Copy?

      By Brainiac

      from Up north

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      Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

      Looks like a Morely or Live Wire

       
      5.0

      A - B Footswitch

      By Mike P.

      from Illinois

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

        I purchased the fender A- B switch so I can have two guitars connected without needing to unplug and plug in guitars. I do a solo acoustic act and have two guitars with different tunings and the footswitch allows me to have both guitars plugged in at the same time. When I change guitars I just step on the switch and I'm ready. the pedal can be powered by a 9 Volt or AC current, but the power only powers the lED lights so you can see which input or output that is active. It could also be used to feed two amps. It seems to work well.

         
        5.0

        A fun tool to experience.

        By Ronrxski

        from Clayton,Ca

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

          I tried it with 2 amps then with 2 guitars.

           
          2.0

          Too much hum...had to return

          By SD Matt

          from San Diego, CA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

            The pedal is extremely noisy. It worked as advertised, but the hum made it unusable for me. Returned.

             
            5.0

            Step Right This Way!

            By DTAF

            from Chattanooga, TN

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            Pros

            • Bright LEDs
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

              Well made and easy to see. LEDs are very bright. Pedal works with or without a battery because battery is only for the LEDs. Bright red color is easy to see under foot. It looks the same as several other brands but it is the only bright red one. Works as a splitter but will also combine signals.

               
              5.0

              Great value. Performs well.

              By Telecaster72

              from Highlands Ranch, CO

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

                Works fine. No popping or other switching noise. Standard 9v jack for illuminating the LEDs. Great price!

                 
                5.0

                Nice Switch! Works as Advertised!

                By Wildmann

                from Cocoa Beach, Florida!

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

                  I have used this Fender switch, to toggle between 2 amps. An Orange Crush 35, and a Fender Champ 15 watt amp head/speaker,. Works fine!

                   
                  4.0

                  Does what was Advertised

                  By Thunderous Music

                  from Delmar, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Fender ABY Footswitch:

                    I needed an ABY switch to make quick changes between my EUB and EB, since each runs through a different set of effects. The Fender ABY allows me to do that with ease. Have only had it for a short while, but it has worked flawlessly so far.

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