BigShot i/o™ True Bypass Instrument Selector
- Toggle between two instruments with a single foot stomp
- Adjustable volume control to match instrument levels
- Separate tuner output and mute switch with LEDs
- Load compensation 'bright switch' for long cables
The Radial BigShot i/o is an easy to use instrument selector that lets you quickly transition between any two instruments and send the output signal to your amp. Because the i/o is 100% true-bypass, it addresses the needs of the most demanding purist.
To enhance functionality, input-B is equipped with a volume control that lets you reduce the input sensitivity of the louder instrument so that the two instrument output levels match. Simply connect the louder of your two instruments to input-B and set the level to suit. When passive instruments are used, a unique 3-position 'bright switch' lets you compensate for high frequency loss. The BigShot i/o is also equipped with a separate tuner output. With a simple foot stomp, the sound going to the amp is muted and diverted to the tuner for quiet on-stage adjustments. Super-bright LED indicators provide instant status for the input select and mute functions.
Compact, extremely rugged and 100% passive, the BigShot i/o does not require any powering to make it work other than for the LEDs. This means that if you forget your power supply or simply do not want to use it, the audio will pass without the LED indicators. This makes it ideal for all types of pedalboards and any size setup!
The BigShot i/o... the perfect instrument selector for stage use.
BigShot i/o™ - Applications
Using the i/o with two electric guitars
Switching between a Strat® and a Les Paul® is easy! Plug the two guitars into the i/o and hit the toggle switch to select. Tame down the Les Paul using the input-B level control. Connect your tuner for quiet onstage tuning using the mute footswitch.
Using the i/o with passive and active bass
Output levels vary dramatically between an active bass and a passive one making it difficult to switch without adjusting the amp level. Solve the problem by connecting your passive bass to input-1 and your high output active bass to input-2. Use the level control to match.
Switching between acoustic and electric guitars
Multi-instrumentalists are often forced to switch between electric and acoustic guitars or between other instruments. The BigShot i/o makes it easy! Use input-1 for the electric and lower the sensitivity on input-2 for your acoustic to balance the signals.