3 out guitar splitter?
Old 15th January 2007
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3 out guitar splitter?

Is there any box out there that will take a guitar signal and split it three ways? (amp, d.i., headphone mix)

Alternatively, would it be as simple as making my own with one input jack wired to three output jacks with hi-z instrument cable?

Thanks.
Old 15th January 2007
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If you mult your guitar signal like that you'll have issues, since the guitar is a high output impedence, and you'll be loading it with 3 different inputs. Also sounds like ground loop hell.

I can't remember the company, but there's several out there that make isolated splitting outputs for up to 8 guitar amps.
Old 15th January 2007
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little labs pcp distro, Radial JD-7 Injector

both are hot biz
Old 15th January 2007
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whoa those are both pretty far out of budget. anyway to do this for under $200? thanks for the replies guys.
Old 15th January 2007
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There is a Morley pedal that splits the signal from the input into three outputs.
Its color is orange and i can't remember its name... but it works great from what i've heard.
Old 15th January 2007
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Old 15th January 2007
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little labs pcp distro, Radial JD-7 Injector

both are hot biz


Those are the ones that I was thinking of. Not cheap, but they get the job done right.
Old 15th January 2007
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I have the orange Morley pedal and use it all the time, e.g., one signal to amp, another signal to DI for dry track for later reamping or amp plugin and another to guitar tuner. Could also send to 3 different amps for layering. Works well and is worth the $.
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Old 14th March 2007
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The Lehle range is absolutely great!

www.lehle.com
I just ordered one of these. The P-Split. It seems like a solid pedal for the money.
Thanks for the link toolskid!

The reviews on the Morley Tripler (George Lynch) were just not good. Too noisy.
Old 15th March 2007
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Wish I'd seen this earlier. The Radial JDV has 3 outputs, and it comes in at about half the price of the JD7 Injector. One is on its way to my house now, and I should be doing some recording with it this weekend.
Old 17th March 2007
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I just ordered one of these. The P-Split. It seems like a solid pedal for the money.
Thanks for the link toolskid!

The reviews on the Morley Tripler (George Lynch) were just not good. Too noisy.
THis Pedal came today and Im NOT to impressed by it at all. A big drop in out put level when the two outputs are in use. Really notice this when driving older tube amps. And really its not that quiet, there is a little but of noise.

I think im going to return it. its pretty poor.

BUT I think im actually going to try the LEHLE Dual A/B Switcher, its active and has trim pots that might boost the signal.
Old 17th March 2007
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Slightly related and totally off topic at the same time. But this:
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If you mult your guitar signal like that you'll have issues, since the guitar is a high output impedence, and you'll be loading it with 3 different inputs. Also sounds like ground loop hell.
has me worried/concerned.

In my guitar rig I have the signal split several ways with a patch bay. Guitar to amp and the I use the amps send/return line to send to a patch bay which then split the signal sometihng like 5 times to go to various effect units. Then the is returned, from a line mixer, into the stereo returns of the amp. Is this degrading the signal to much, or the fact that I'm using the send/return.

The reason I ask is it's just a little noisey. This could be a combination of old amp and old effects or signal to noise issues, or impedence?? (I wouldn't know and impedence if it slapped me!)
Old 17th March 2007
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Wish I'd seen this earlier. The Radial JDV has 3 outputs, and it comes in at about half the price of the JD7 Injector. One is on its way to my house now, and I should be doing some recording with it this weekend.
xxdrexx
Please let me know how this turns out. Given my above concerns.

thanks
Old 17th March 2007
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Stay away from the lynch tripler. That thing is otta Gas.
Old 17th March 2007
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Voodoo Lab Line Selector........4 outs. Not sure about your application.
Old 17th March 2007
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Not sure about your application.
Splitting 1 instrument unbalanced into 2 or 3 or even 4 instrument outs, simultaneously.
Without:
1. loss of tone
2. loss of volume
3. extra noise

so far:

JDV Super DI : Radial JDV mk3 active direct box super DI

JD7 DI/amp combiner & reamper Radial JD7 Injector guitar signal distribution amplifier

Lehle: Enjoy Cool Switching

Morley Tripler: Buy Morley George Lynch Tripler Pedal online at Musician's Friend

Voodoo Lab Line Selector : Buy Voodoo Lab Amp Selector online at Musician's Friend
Old 17th March 2007
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The Mesa Boggie high Gain Amp Switcher. Simply one of the best I've heard, completely buffered (No ground Loops), switchable via Footswitch or standard Tip->Ground Switching etc. Pricey at $5-600, but if you have a Fridge rack, then very worth it. Can also drive long cable runs for recording/stage performance etc.

-Todd A.
Old 17th March 2007
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You could build one.. Use transformer isolated outs. You could also add an op-amp to drive the the input so there is no phasing and no impeadence miss-match.
Old 20th March 2007
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Wish I'd seen this earlier. The Radial JDV has 3 outputs, and it comes in at about half the price of the JD7 Injector. One is on its way to my house now, and I should be doing some recording with it this weekend.
AHHHHH.. NOw this BOX works like a DREAM. and has got some great features as well.
Radial JDV Super DI. thats the ticket! A little expensive at 399.00. but I was able to pick one up for 350.00 that included tax and shipping!
Old 1st April 2007
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AHHHHH.. NOw this BOX works like a DREAM. and has got some great features as well.
Radial JDV Super DI. thats the ticket! A little expensive at 399.00. but I was able to pick one up for 350.00 that included tax and shipping!
So, what happened in the end? Did you try the Lehle Dual SGoS before going with the Radial JDV Super DI?

I must say, I think I like the look of the Voodoo Lab most, especially with the variable output knobs.
Old 1st April 2007
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So, what happened in the end? Did you try the Lehle Dual SGoS before going with the Radial JDV Super DI?

I must say, I think I like the look of the Voodoo Lab most, especially with the variable output knobs.
No I did not try the Lehle dual. It might just have done the job. but I went for the Radial.
Couple things lead me to just skip the Lehle daul pedal.
1. I was really disapointed in the first Lehle box. The advertising was just not true.
2. Radial has a really good reputation for making GREAT products. I think the majority of the guys on this board will say the same. I was fairly certain that the pedal would work as described if not better.
3. The radial I picked up off Ebay new. With a Submit best offer option. So I kind of just stumbled into it when my offer was accepted. Glad I did.
4. I kind of also believe you get what you pay for.

TEMAS, Is there a place you can try the Voodoo Labs pedal? give it shot.
Old 1st April 2007
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Yeah, I would go with the Radial also, but I want to be able to stomp my selections while playing, not just set them up and then start playing. Also, does the Radial not send the outputs in balanced form, if its also a preamp?

I haven't found anywhere to try the Voodoo Labs stuff over here yet; I can't even find a review or any user feedback. But they've got a good reputation though, so I'd imagine the quality is good.

What I'm trying to do is send my guitar signal to several fx chains simultaneously, so the Voodoo Lab would act almost like 4 stompable Aux sends. Then use a mixer to blend the returns.
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