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Fulltone True-Path ABY-ST ABY Guitar Pedal

Fulltone True-Path ABY-ST ABY Guitar Pedal, Silent Soft Swithces, 300-400 Ohms of Series Resistance, Signal Only Travels through One Resistor, 5.25" x 4", No Pops, No Ticks, and No Electrocutions

 
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The ABY-ST (soft touch) has silent soft switches. No pops, no ticks, and no electrocutions, thanks to a Nickel core custom-wound 1:1 transformer that doesn't boost the treble frequencies like the "industry standard" Jensen transformer does, so fuzzes played through the True-Path sound round and distortions don't sound strident.

Using the most advanced 4 opto switching system ever, yet also offering the purest signal, Fulltones has developed their photocells over the last year with a rather patient optocoupler manufacturer, and their cells only have around only 50 ohms series resistance compared to the Vactecs (which all other optocoupler switchers use), offering a whopping 300-400 ohms of series resistance to your guitar's signal.

Want it Buffered? You got it.

Each channel has switchable JFET Buffers to drive long lengths of cables without any tone loss. Want it clean and clear for Fuzztones? Fuzz pedals like to be hit with a High impedance signal like your pickups produce. Buffers are Low Impedance, so if you are a Fuzz connoisseur you simply turn off the buffer on the ABY channel that goes to your Fuzzes.

Want to correct the phase between your 2 amps? You got it.

You may read about other ABY's being silent... but the truth is they have a slight "thump" that becomes a loud "BOOM" when splitting says a Twin Reverb and Vintage Plexi Marshall.

Do not confuse this with a simple metal box and 2 switches that comprise 99% of the ABY's out there. Those sound ok until your signal chain reaches 20 feet or more... until you hit "Both" and the signal is loaded down to oblivion, or until you almost get electrocuted because of grounding issues due to the absence of an Isolation Transformer that the True-Path has!

No Audio signal passes through the switches or ANY of that circuity! Your signal is going through ONE RESISTOR in the True-Path (that's the optocoupler), or if you choose, it will go through a tone-full JFET unity gain buffer that is rich and sweet, and perhaps a custom wound Nickel-core Audio transformer (B channel only).

All that gadgetry in the True-Path is simply to light up those 4 optocoupler in a way that they don't POP when switching between amps...NONE of your guitar signal goes through that.

It's pure, it's True-Path, it's Fulltone.

Features:

  • Silent Soft Swithces
  • 300-400 Ohms of Series Resistance
  • Signal Only Travels through One Resistor
  • No Pops, No Ticks, and No Electrocutions
  • 5.25" x 4"
  • 9V DC Power Supply Included

Get your Fulltone True-Path ABY-ST ABY Guitar Pedal, Soft Touch today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • ABY Guitar Utility Pedal

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Effect Type Utility
Control Layout Lifted/Grounded Switch, Phase +/- Switch, Buffer A On/Off Switch, Buffer B On/Off Switch, A or B Footswitch, Both Footswitch
Power Supply Type 9V DC
Power Supply Included Yes
Other Features Silent Soft Switches
Dimensions 5.25" x 4"
Model CS-ABY-STV2
Warranty Info:

Fulltone products carry a 5 year Limited Warranty to the original owner with proof of purchase that the product was bought from an Authorized Fulltone Dealer. This includes the footswitch. There is no need to register the product, simply keep a copy of your original sales receipt. If there is a technical issue please do not call. Instead, go to https://www.fulltone.com/contact/fulltone-repair-process.

Fine Print: Fulltone Warranties cover product failure due to "normal use" and manufacturer error, and does not cover user-abuse, modifications done by anyone other than Fulltone, accidents, water damage, damage done by customer plugging into the wrong wall voltage or from the customer plugging his/her device into the wrong power supply polarity! Warranty does not cover any damage done to equipment that has been connected to Fulltone's products. Fulltone determines what constitutes "normal use" and also makes the determination as to whether the claim is "Warranty covered,"not the Dealer or the customer. Fulltone Musical Products Inc. is not responsible for and injuries and/or damages related to the use of their products.

Power Supplies: 5 year free replacement to original owner purchased through authorized Dealer. Note: FPS-1 (9VDC - center) and FPS-3 (18VDC - center) are almost extinct and will be replaced by the IPS-9 and IPS-18 in the product line, or in case of a warranty replacement in the future. FPS-2 (9VDC, + center) does not carry a warranty and will not have a warranty replacement.

Tape Carts (ETC-1 & ETC-2) 3 months: Limited Warranty: Fulltone guarantees the ETC-1 & ETC-2 tape cart to run for 3 months from date of installation only under the following conditions:
1) proof the cart was properly installed on a clean, well-maintained Fulltone TTE or SSTE by making a clear, close-up video of the Tape cart running after the install. Keep this video on file in case of any problems. This video will help us diagnose any other problems as well.
2) The cart must not have been damaged due to user-error. We will make the determination as to what constitutes "user-error."

Batteries: are not Warranty-covered.

Tubes: 3 months

Customer Troubleshooting: Warranty support is entirely dependent on the Customer's willingness to assist in troubleshooting. The customer agrees to furnish a clear video (cellphone video ok) representing the problem at hand, and we have provisions on our website to upload such videos. Refusal to submit such help or a video will result in instant disqualification for repair assistance. 90+% of "My pedal is broken... I want a new one NOW" emails result in the discovery that the item was either plugged in backwards, dead battery, the wrong power supply was used, another pedal in the customer's chain is actually the culprit, or the customer doesn't understand how to operate the device and how it's supposed to sound.

Shipping: Customer is responsible for all shipping costs unless there are extraordinary circumstances and Fulltone decides otherwise. This decision is made only by Fulltone, not the Dealer or Customer. There are no shop visits or drop-offs unless cleared & scheduled in advance. All items must be shipped to Fulltone via FedEx, UPS, US Mail, & DHL. We strongly recommend the customer follow the companies' packing guidelines to assure that they have recourse should the item become damaged during shipment. Fulltone is not responsible for any lost or damaged items during before, during, or after the shipping process.

Please click the link above for additional warranty information.

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