Sometimes one amp just isn't enough. You might want to run your rig in stereo without losing any clarity; you may want to use both of your favourite valve setups in the studio or at home; or you might just want a little peace of mind with a spare amp ready to go on stage. It sounds like you need a switcher!
Mesa Boogie, purveyors of some of the world's most popular valve amplifiers, have waded into switcher territory with their latest releases: the Head-Track Head Switcher and Switch-Track ABY!
The aim of the Head-Track is to provide you with maximum tonal versatility. As the name suggests, it's designed for use with amp stacks, allowing you to switch between heads while using the same cabinet and effects setup. Mesa Boogie sum it up as a 'head & effects loop switcher'. This means less on-stage real estate, less cabling, and less hassle!
Why Limited Yourself to One Amp?
It's intended for use near the amplifiers being switched to maintain the shortest Cable lengths, thereby protecting the integrity and clarity of your signal. The remote switch jack allows for connection to a MIDI switcher or standalone footswitch. You've also got an on-board footswitch to switch between the two amps from the unit itself in the rare instance where the Head-Track might be used on the Pedal-Board.
The Head Track is manufactured with the same renowned build-quality as their amps, at their manufacturing facility in Petaluma, California.
- Guitar input
- To amp A input
- To amp B input
- Amp A FX send and return
- Amp B FX send and return
- Shared FX send and return
- Amp A speaker out
- Amp B speaker out
- Shared speaker out
- Current draw: 200mA at 9V DC
- Dimensions (w x d x h): 181mm x 99mm x 50mm
- Amp & load rating: 4, 8 or 16 ohm at 150W maximum
The Head-Track can be powered by an external 9 Volt DC/200 (negative center) mA wall-mount power supply (not included).