The "Selector" was chosen primarily because of a
limited selection available. (i feel that many similar
units are comparable anyway.) This unit is
surprisingly expensive for what it does. Being an
active switch, I expected better performance. A signal
drop occurs when both inputs are guitars and are
selected to output to a common source. (Parallels
the two guitars and causes a drop in impedance.) All
signal paths should be isolated to prevent
A latched battery compartment access door would
have been a nice feature to have, although the LED
channel indicators is a nice feature.
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center, Central Dallas
The unit is basically an A/B or A+B selector switch
enabling the user to either split a signal into
two independent signals from a single source or
For those users that find the 9v battery application a
bit cumbersome, the unit accepts a 9v DC input from
a wall wart adapter. (Both not included with
Typically, a user will use this switch to send a signal
to two different inputs by selecting either the A I/O
port, B I/O port or both. Users may also opt to use
the switch in reverse, taking two independent
signals and routing either one of them to the
common I/O jack.
Each active port is indicated by an illuminated LED.
A latched battery access door would have been
desirable over the four phillips screws that need to
be removed to gain access to the battery.
The switches are high quality momentary push
button switches and non-latching. The enclosure is
made from die-cast metal and appear to be quite
durable. This switch should be able to handle most
over zealous guitar players foot stomping.
Whirlwind does make durable microphone snakes,
drop boxes and cables. The accessories they make
are no exception.