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 #53516  by GodfreyD
 Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:28 am
Hi all, Godfrey here.
As some of you know, I build and play guitars equipped with an Onboard Effects Loop (OBEL) and unity gain buffer modeled after Jerry Garcia’s guitars.
I have noticed a couple of problems with this setup and have come up with a solution.

First problem is the cables coming of the guitar. Traditionally with an OBEL, you have a stereo cable that splits to a “Y” and the regular guitar output to amp cable. If your effects are on a pedalboard, you are plugged into it at 2 locations as well as the cable going to your amp. This leaves you strung between your pedals and amp like a window washer.

Second problem is if you want or need to use a different guitar that doesn’t have an effects loop, you would have to reroute the cables for a traditional effects chain. Not necessarily a difficult process, but not something you want to do in the middle of a gig or every time you switch guitars.
The Solution

Introducing “The Hub Bub” – The world’s first Dual Mode Cable Hub exclusively designed for OBEL equipped guitars.

Built in a standard MXR style single aluminum box, The Hub Bub utilizes a straight TRS stereo cable (included) and connects your pedal chain, amp, OBEL cable and guitar cable in one location. No more window washer harness plus The Hub Bub’s hardwired split of the stereo OBEL cable to the mono Send and Return jacks, produces a cleaner, clearer and more reliable signal than the “Y” cable.

Just flip the toggle switch to the right, and the Hub Bub routes the signal from your OBEL equipped guitar thru your pedals, back to your guitar volume/tone controls and out to your amp.

Flip the toggle to the left, and the The Hub Bub bypasses the OBEL circuit and routes a traditional signal from the guitar thru your effects and out to your amp.

The Hub Bub is hand wired using Switchcraft jacks. The TRS cable is 12’ long and made from Jerry’s legendary Blue Belden Twin Axial Cable and straight Switchcraft plugs. Custom lengths and right angle plugs available as well.

The Hub Bub is a passive system so no battery or power supply is necessary.

Hub Bub with 12’ TRS straight tip cable – $99.00
Right Angle Plugs - $5.00 ea
Additional Cable length - $2.00 per foot.
Shipping and Handling $5.95 in CONUS
Godfrey Daniels
Godfrey Daniels Guitar Works
Encino, CA