Buffer Pedals That Are Currently Available...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Sir Duke, Jan 22, 2008.


  1. Sir Duke

    Sir Duke Member

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    What buffer pedals are being manufactured today? Many of the pedals mentioned here I can't find and are out of production.

    Cheers.
    btw, cheaper = better.
     
  2. Last Nerve

    Last Nerve Supporting Member

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    What about the MI Audio Boost N Buff?
     
  3. Yek

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    Axess BS2, terrific!
    Lehle, also nice.

    And then there are lots of pedals with added buffer functionality. Such as Fulltone's Choralflange, Xotic RC Booster et cetera.
     
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    Stephenson Fix My Duck, buffer and more.
     
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    kingpinboogie Daphne My Girl Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on the MI Audio Boost n' Buff....
     
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    Barber Launch Pad
     
  9. Frenster

    Frenster Put your Rock Face on!

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    Wobo buffer/booster. Added a bit too much highs for my rig, but it works well.
     
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    +2 for the Boost n' Buff.

    Oddly enough, I think the Dunlop Crybaby from Hell provides a pretty excellent buffer as well. I t/b looped mine a few weeks ago to check out the bypass, and the bypassed CFH kept my signal distinctly sparklier. Strange, yes, but I won't question it.
     
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    + 3 on the Boost N' Buff good, small, and cheap.
     
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    +10000000000 on the launch pad...
    I have man love for dave barber!!!
     
  14. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    One of the best solid state buffers I've used was the Doobtone MB-2 Micro Buffer (not to mention, Steve is a great guy and can build you one for a ridiculously low amount of money).

    Another solid state buffer I thought was great with the Radial PB-1 Big Shot - its buffer is adjustable.

    My favorite buffer thus far has been the VHT Valvulator (with a NOS Telefunken). It costs a small fortune for a buffer, but its been the most balanced, most natural sounding buffer I've ever used and I don't ever forsee it getting sold (maybe if someone releases a tube buffer that's a lot more compact and can keep that balance with a tube that'll last much, much longer).
     
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    The best buffer I ever heard was the Vintage Sansamp.
     
  16. Stratman76

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    I know in the classic context, buffers will take a high impedance signal and process/convert it to a low impedance signal.

    Apparently buffers, in some capacity, exist in pedals we don't expect to see them in (like a Boss TU-2 tuner!). What I'm wondering... On a signal processing/conversion level what change to the signal occurs when passing through a typical Boss pedal integrated buffer vs. a buffer pedal that has been marketed as a buffer (ie Doobtone, Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso, Barber Launch Pad)?
     
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    slopeshoulder Senior Member

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    My favorite sounding one is the Radial Big Shot PB-1.
     
  18. dougeds

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    i have an Axess BS2 for sale over in the emporium, if anyone is interested. thanks.
     

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