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.
Peter Janis explains the BigShot i/o