Buffer Pedals That Are Currently Available...

Sir Duke

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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.
 

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.
 

Frenster

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Wobo buffer/booster. Added a bit too much highs for my rig, but it works well.
 

poolshark

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+1 on the MI Audio Boost n' Buff....

+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.
 

Five Horizons

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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).
 

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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