A or B or both. Meet the Saturnworks ABY.
The Saturnworks ABY pedal takes a single input and switches it A/B style to one of two outputs (A or B), or, with a second switch, to both outputs at the same time (Y).
The active version features a built-in dual buffer to prevent signal loss in split (Y) mode. Each output has its own separate buffer, which keeps your tone clear and prevents signal and level loss. The dual buffers also prevent high-end signal loss over long cable runs.
The stereo ABY features pairs of TS jacks with parallel/stereo ABY channels and switching.
The ABY black version features upgraded soft click switches, a powder-coated black enclosure, and Switchcraft jacks.
The compact passive version features a compact 3.5″ x 1.5″ enclosure. The footswitch selects the A or B output. The toggle switch passively splits the signal to both (Y).
The signals coming from the active version are in phase with one another. However, inserting devices between the switch and your amp can alter the phase. So the versions with phase inversion toggles feature active phase inverting circuits to help with potential out-of-phase issues.
Since an ABY pedal splits your signal, it is best to use the passive ABY after a buffer to prevent tone or level loss. The passive ABY (not the active ABY) can also be used in reverse to sum (combine) two signals into one.
The Saturnworks ABY pedals feature boutique grade components and features including:
- Durable cast aluminum enclosures.
- High quality switches.
- Heavy duty Neutrik brand jacks, or Switchcraft for black pedals.
- An isolated jack and ground lift switch on one of the outputs (some versions), to help with ground hum issues.
- The active versions run on standard 9v DC center-negative power.
- The passive versions do not need power to work. The power is only to make the LEDs light up.
- A 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Upgrades and Customizations
Because we know you want your pedal to reflect you, Saturnworks offers a variety of premium upgrades. Customizations and upgrades include powder-coated enclosures, upgraded jacks, upgraded switches (including our incredible soft click latching switches), and custom graphics. Check out our graphics and customizations page for more information.