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i don't think this is an issue but here is my question...

if i built an ABY switch to go between two sets of pedals...when i get to the end of each line, and want each line to continue down the same singular path, can i sum them easily with a Y cable into the next pedal?

i don't think it's an issue of grounding, and i don't think that it would load the line either...but...that is why i ask...
 

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I would think that ideally you want to have some sort of mixing. That could be as simple as a 10k resistor in series with each input at the receiving Y junction.
 

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Yes, at least some sort of passive summing would be ideal.... that said it would probably be fine in most cases. ... but passive resistor based summing is sooooo easy.
 

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If you're not too picky about keeping transistors out of your sound, look at something like the Boss LS-2. I bought one for some purpose years ago and always find it useful. It can be a loop pedal, a mixer or an a/b pedal. But it's too expensive new.

It's easier to think of each set of pedals as a loop.

Of course, if you have some delay you want to keep going after you switch effects paths, you would need some kind of mixer instead of a loop.

Use all of the inputs on your amp, too.
 

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So...per my previous post...

The current plan is...build a passive A/B box that routes one way or the other...then build a passive 'summing' pedal where they come back together...like this...




I read about using 2k2 resistors... @mhammer suggested 10k which would be fine too...i should have either, and hopefully enough jacks to make what i want (a poor mans delay pedal with tails)
I understand that due to the summing ill have a little volume drop, but hopefully not enough to make it detrimental

Am i missing anything?
 

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I'm confused - you need the Y box to get tails? Why not just get a delay pedal that has tails already? This seems like the more complicated choice, however I'm also 100% sure I'm missing something.
 

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No...just dontvwan to ditch my dd7 to spend 2-3x that for one that will tail...when i can spend $20 and make this work
 
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