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Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:53 am
by Blues7Ways
If i use a splitter cable to split the signal coming directly from my guitar, will that cut the strength of my signal in half?

Re: Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:27 pm
by Troubleman
Depending upon the quality of the cable and its length, yeah... you could suck the life out of your tone...
It'd still work mind you


pEAcE,

jb

Re: Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:38 pm
by Ed Boyd
What are you trying to accomplish?

Re: Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:15 pm
by dcblues
When I want to play through two amps I use one of these: http://fatdogamps.harmonicagear.com/splitter.html

Re: Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:42 pm
by zhyla
It doesn't really say what's in that box so hard to say. I assume it's a powered device. But even a regular Y audio cable will probably work fine. Don't worry about cutting your signal in half, even if that happens it won't be noticeable. If you run it into 10 amps you might be able to detect a volume difference.

Re: Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:18 pm
by Ed Boyd
It looks like a decent A/B box. There is no problem in doing that.

You could also daisy chain the amps. It depends on the amps you play.

I used to use a DOD RDS-900 digital delay to create a stereo split between 2 amps. You can use a lot of effects to create signal splits also.

If it sounds good, its good.

Re: Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:01 pm
by wanderingyankee
SkyDog used a splitter with 2 50-watt marshalls....worked for him.

I was think about splittin between my Marshall Bluesbreaker and my Vibroverb r.i.

Sounds like a good idea but, will probably sound like crap.........

Re: Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:47 pm
by Troubleman
Ohhhhh....
What you want is one of these. Very well thought out and it works really well.
Trust me - this IS what you want:
http://www.tonebone.com/tb-switchbone.htm

pEAcE,

jb

Re: Using a splitter cable

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:06 am
by Blues7Ways
thanks guys, your responses really helped.