Electro-Harmonix unveils Switchblade Pro switching pedal

Electro-Harmonix has announced the Switchblade Pro switching pedal, which boasts true bypass, soft switching, low-noise buffers, high headroom and volume controls for all input signals.

The Switchblade Pro features two loops with send/return jacks, while there’s also a choice of series/parallel switching, and footswitches for bypass, A+B and A/B.

EHX lists a number of ways the Switchblade Pro can be used, including:

  • Switch between two different amplifiers or turn both on at once. An additional amp can be added to the main output for a three amp setup.
  • Footswitchable effects loops can run in series or parallel, and can swap order when run in series
  • Mix and switch between three instruments/audio sources with individual volume controls sent to one amplifier
  • Dry Level makes it ideal for bass players by mixing in the dry and processed signals to keep the low-end clear and focused
  • True bypass helps avoid “tone suck” and noise from vintage pedals placed in the Switchblade Pro’s FX loops
  • Provides an adjustable volume boost with up to 6dB of gain for each input

The Switchblade Pro is available now for $123.50, including a 9V power supply - see Electro-Harmonix for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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