Morley ABY Selector / Combiner
Morley ABY Selector / Combiner

ABY Selector / Combiner, Pedale /Controller from Morley.

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glassjaw7 21/03/2011

Morley ABY Selector / Combiner : Recensione di glassjaw7 (content in English)

"Decent AB box for the price"

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The Morley AB switcher is a device that lets you split your signal into two outputs. This is handy for running your guitar into two amplifiers and selecting between them or combining them both simultaneously.
The unit runs only on batteries. It would have been nice if powering the unit by an AC adapter was an option.

Two red leds indicate which channel is selected, A or B. or both.

Tone wise, this pedal isn't terrible, but there are much better units out there made by companies like Whirlwind and Radial(though they cost a bit more too).
When running into two amps and using only channel A or B separately, there isn't much noticeable tone loss, only a bit if you compare your sound with and without it. Most players probably won't be picky enough to notice it however.

The tone loss and volume drop issues occur when you select both channels at once. One of the amps usually suffers from noticeable volume drop, and the "balls" of the amp are taken away also. It has a similar effect to rolling down the volume and tone knobs slightly on the guitar, or like your pickups are weaker when both channels are engaged simultaneously.

That said, it's still a useful tool for running a multiple amp setup, where you only use one or the other, but not both at once.
If you want to simultaneously run two or more amps get a proper unit by Radial or RJM.

There are a couple other cool uses for this pedal. If you are a user of effects pedals, you can create an "effects loop" of sorts by running one output into a chain of pedals, and then splitting that signal out of the Morley and turning on or off a certain effect or effects.
Overall this is a cool little switcher for messing around and experimenting/comparing different amps side by side, or creating effects loops. However if you want to properly feed your signal simultaneously to two amps, you need a proper switcher that won't cause phase issues or tone loss.