Definitely not bad, but try a single Boss pedal in line vs. straight into the amp. There's certainly a perceptible change in the feel of the amp. Hook it up to a spectrum analyzer and look at what it does to your EQ. I don't think it's just cable capacitance either.Buffers are there to help your signal stay consistent, not to alter it. Yes there are bad buffers but again, in my experience using boss pedals, their buffers are not among them
I wish all Boss pedals had a switchable bypass like the new Waza tuner, where you can switch to the buffer or true bypass.I was really set on either an old CE-2 or a CE-2W. After all of this I might just end up getting a true bypass chorus pedal instead. I have my fair share of Boss pedals and have always enjoyed the effects but have never really got along with the buffers. I have a looper where I can take the pedal in and out of the circuit and I could notice a change in tone and it wasn't for the better. At least to my ears. I've read some of the previous posts and naturally there are going to be some that don't buy into this. I can only speak to what I have heard with my own ears. I'm certainly not hearing this with my eyes.
Thats just silly.It is incredible how much people can hear with their eyes. Like all of the tone being "sucked" by their boss buffers.
Oh absolutely. It's easy to get caught up in these things and over analyse everything.Shouldn't we also turn everything on and play some music too? Probably need at least an amp and a guitar also if you wanna test this, right?
I only wanna know because I'm about to click "buy it now" on a tube driver, a CS-2 and a true bypass looper (seller assured me it's disengaged) and I want to make sure I can really test this.
I'm not going to get into a pissing match with you about this. Myself and others believe otherwise, so I guess we will just agree to disagree. My guess is you have never had a Boss pedal in a true bypass looper and switched it in and out of your signal.I've had boss pedals since the 80s. Much ado about nothing.
Impact yes. Big, not typically. I would be a very rich man if I was paid a royalty for every buffer thread started in the last 24 months. #trendsYou really can't hear it? We're not talking weight of guitars or finishes here. A buffer makes a big impact on your sound, especially if it's early in your signal chain.
How did musicians make music before true bypass???? Inconceivable!
I don't know why I'm still surprised when people come on "The Gear Page" and say "why are y'all talking about gear, man?"There was no music before true bypass! Everyone knows that!
There was no good overdrive tone before tubescreamers and klons.
There were no good drummers before Bonham.
If you don't have a tube amp you are wasting your time playing music.
The best music of all time was made by a handful of British and American male Caucasian drug addicts in the late 20th century.
Learn the facts!