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Buffer question

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by TelePrankster, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    I'm not stopping them. You seemed to be asking what was significant about placing the buffer at the front of the board.
     

  2. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Yup indeed - no problem
     

  3. TelePrankster

    TelePrankster Tele-Meister

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    Jan 21, 2016
    Rome
    Less than a meter, I guess. I use EBS patches and they're very short and high quality.
     

  4. Lars F

    Lars F TDPRI Member

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    Jun 13, 2017
    Denmark
    A buffer takes a high impedance signal like that from a guitar and turns it in to a low impedance signal, that can drive long cables better.

    You might like the way your gear interacts without a buffer, but you might also want to preserve your signal all the way to the amp. And if your amp is far away a buffer is likely necessary.

    And unless you know the circuit of the pedal, saying stuff like all pedals are buffers is nonsens.
    What if a pedal has a 100K pot on the output that is only turnes up half way? Try running 30m of cable after that.

    As always there is no answers and like I wrote you might like the sound whitout a buffer and thats cool. But unless you are tech savvy the best way is to just try with and without and see what you like best.

    Regards,

    Lars
     

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