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Orange Amp Detonator ABY Pedal


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    Product Description

    The new orange Amp Detonator pedal is an ABY that's built for the professional musician.

    It’s a well-known fact that running two amps is not only enormous fun, but also a time-honoured way of achieving bigger tones on stage and in the studio. Whether it’s switching between two different amplifiers for their individual characteristics (rhythm and lead, for example) or using them simultaneously for huge walls of sound, pros have been employing this setup for decades.

    Achieving this easily, however, has always been a problem for guitar players. Poor quality passive ABY boxes/line selectors load the guitar signal down, degrading the tone and rendering the whole exercise almost pointless. Not to mention ground hum issues caused by non-isolated outputs. On the other hand, active ABY pedals are in short supply and are usually quite cumbersome.

    Buffered outputs

    Driving long cables is no problem as the Amp Detonator’s buffered low impedance signal ensures your input’s upper frequencies are maintained. Output B features an isolating transformer which eliminates common ground loop hum when using two amps simultaneously. The transformer output has been engineered for maximum transparency, correcting some of the tone-altering characteristics that affect many other ABY boxes.

    Phase Correction

    Two amps out of phase with each other sound awful but many ABY switchers ignore this. Even if the amps are in phase, running different pedal chains to each amp can reverse the polarity of the signal, causing the two signals to be out of phase when engaging both amps. The Amp Detonator addresses this with a simple fix on the top of the unit.


    • DIMENSIONS (W × H × D): 9.5 × 6.5 × 13CM (3.74 × 2.56 × 5.12)
    • CURRENT DRAW @ 9V: 12MA
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    Customer Reviews


    11 reviews





    Trusted Customer16th Jun 2022

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Grant Steane29th Mar 2022

    Great tool to match any Brand amps together.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer27th Feb 2022

    Super-rugged build, excellent controls and features, amazing value for money. Highly recommended pedal - works fantastically well running my Vox AC15 and Boss Katana 100 MKII :)

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Toby Whitworth23rd Feb 2022

    Great pedal does the job very well. You have to remember the led colour for each channel, three separate leds would be better.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mark Jim?nez8th Oct 2021

    It works fine, it does what it's supposed to, sounds great. Looks and feels olid. Just wondering if they coulnt have gotten away with making it a bit smaller?...

    Trusted Customer18th May 2021

    Does what you said it would do. If you want to play Royal Blood then great solution.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Carsten Christiansen22nd Feb 2021

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Dr Rob Holton12th Dec 2020

    Fuss free, transparent ABY pedal. The transformer isolated output and phase switch allow it to slot into any setup - I couldn't hear any coloration of the sound due to the transformer, or the buffers. The LED is large and clearly indicates where your signal is going. And it's built like a tank, I'm confident it'll stand up to anything I can throw at it.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Neil Fyfe30th May 2020

    This Orange Detonator box does the trick linking my AC30 and my Marshall combo. The phase switch works perfectly and when the amps are on together they fill the room with sound. Very nice indeed.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer7th Dec 2019

    This just works! It is only an ABY box and doesn't do anything spectacular, but it replaces a cheaper Mooer ABY box which didn't work (I got signal coming out of both A & B channels together - when in A mode!). The Orange box is a robust metal unit and so far is doing its job perfectly. With A, you sound from output A only, B you get sounds from B only and Y, you get Both. What more could you ask for?

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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