Originally Posted by BJGMD
What about the daisy chain method or a y-cable? I really like my setup simple and I'd rather not use an ABY box or other pedal.
anything that you do is going to change the sound one way or another... loading the pickups, change of tone via the insertion of additional electronics.. it is going to be hard to make this invisible. Back in the day I carried 10 speaker cabinets and a combination of Marshalls (a 50 watt Marshall as a preamp) and Crown amplification. The sound company handled the split from the Marshall to the Crowns, but I just fed the guitar (well, the pedal board output...) into one Marshall input, looped 2 and 3 together, and used 4 as the output feed to the split for the Crowns.
I think that Graig Anderton had a buffered guitar splitter kit at one point.
Radial makes a great one. Little labs has one. I don't think that it will be hard to find an answer that gives the electrical guys what they like to see and think is safe (isolation among amplification boxes) while still giving you a reasonable way to split.
Now if you are just trying to be cheap, wye or loop and be done with it.