Trying to avoid discussion of buffers, benefits, preferences… just after some tech specs. I have a klone and noticed two things that made me scratch my head: 1: Noodling with my computer interface and I plugged in my pedalboard to see if it behaved at all with an amp modeler. I have the klone on the board and use it as my only buffer (all other pedals true-bypass), and I noticed with the klone on or off, and at any volume setting, the amp model interface saw pretty much the same signal. Almost as if the Klone’s output section didn’t work with the digital input?? 2: Had an acoustic practice and again plugged in my board. Using a cheap passive acoustic pickup, plugged strait into the PA, I figured the klone’s buffer would help the pickup. Again I noticed very little difference with the klone on or off, and a small range on the volume knob. This time I clicked ON my delay and the acoustic signal got stronger, louder, better…there’s the buffer! QUESTION: Is there something very different about the Klon(e)s buffer that makes it useless outside of a passive pickup > Klon(e) > tube-amp-input scenario?