Buffer Question

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by Charlie westside, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    This was my inital thought. But I don't know much about buffers. You've been a great help and have given me some things to consider.
     
  2. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Thanks Sid
     
  3. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    Buffers are all about controlling impedances. High input impedances and low output impedances are what you need to keep you signal happy. It’s that simple. A buffer after your patch cable, and a buffer at the end of your effects board can do wonders. If you have several “true bypass” devices, you may want to experiment with an additional buffer at various points in the signal chain. Simply inserting a buffer in a key location can make for a noticeable improvement.
     
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  4. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Excellent. Thank you:)
     
  5. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Understood, it's a shame that a pedal requires another pedal to sound ok.
     
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  6. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Right? makes no sense.
     
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  7. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Quick question, how does the wah sound with everything out of the chain (i.e., guitar to wah to amp)? Same deterioration? I am wondering if the wah is the straw that broke the sonic camel's back, or if it is just the wah.

    Also, do any of your other pedals have an active buffer when "off". You could try using that pedal just before and after the wah to see if that helps.
     
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  8. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I'll have to try it out. Tomorrow after work. I'll let you know. I'll check the other pedals to see of their buffered. I hadn't thought of that.
     
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