BigShot i/o

Instrument Switcher

True-bypass Instrument Selector

The BigShot i/o™ is an easy-to-use instrument selector that lets you quickly transition between any two instruments, while balancing the levels between them and feeding the output to your amplifier.

  • Toggle between two instruments with a single foot stomp
  • Adjustable volume control to match instrument levels
  • True-bypass operation retains the tone of the instruments
  • Separate tuner output and mute footswitch for silent tuning

Easy instrument changeovers on stage

The BigShot i/o allows you to switch between instruments on stage without pops through your amp or the need to adjust levels, while featuring 100% true-bypass for the most demanding purist. Input-2 is equipped with a volume control that lets you reduce the input sensitivity of the louder instrument so that the levels are matched when played through your amplifier. When passive instruments are used, a unique three-position Bright switch lets you compensate for instruments that lack shine in the high frequencies. 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.

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.


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BigShot i/o Resources

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