In need of a small sized buffer pedal

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  1. wire 247

    wire 247 Member

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    I am putting together a second smaller pedal board for smaller venues and I need a small buffer, one that is high quality. Does anybody have any opinions. Thanks
     
  2. kaseri

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    Axess Electronics BS2
     
  3. erksin

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    What pedals are you including on the board? You may not need one.

    I can recommend the Axess BS-2 - about the size of an MXR box...
     
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    Can't get much better than the BS-2. You may also want to look at the Radial Dragster (which is passive)
     
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    the pedals I will be using is a cry baby, rc booster, addrock ol yeller, volume pedal, delay..........
     
  6. erksin

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    If the delay is buffered, you may not need another one.
     
  7. markom89

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    I have a question. What exactley is the purpose of a buffer? Does it get back some of the tone thats lost if your running lots of pedals? or what? and do I need one if Im running like 25 effects?
     
  8. Ben C.

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    I prefered the Doobtone Micro Buffer (2) over my Axess, hearing that it bought back more of that 'stright into the amp' sound than the Axess did. Of course, the Axess can do a lot more (dual outs to amps, dedicated tuner out, etc), but I didn't need those extra features, and the Doobtone takes up 1/3 the space that the Axess did.

    Check on eBay from time to time... he (Steve) sells them occasionally on there.

    Also in the 'small buffer' department, I've heard good things about the Lovepedal Mini Buffer. Bob Sweet also made a small buffer at one point and knowing him he may put another together if you asked him.

    -Ben
     
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    read great stuff about the axess bs-2.. but i use a Catalinbread SCP as a buffer instead.. brings back the chimy-ness in my long pedal chain.. ;)
     
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    If you want cheap and have some hardware for drilling cases, build it yourself. Basic Buffers is a good introduction. I guess the electronics for a 1-transistor buffer would cost you US$ 1 (case, switches are obviously more expensive). Other choices include dedicated buffer ICs, such as the BUF634 that is used in headphone amps.
     
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    Well, it's not really small, and not really cheap...but the VHT Valvulator is simply put a fantastic sounding buffer, which will also power your pedals.
     
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    I use a Zvex SHO at the beginning of my chain and leave it on at a low gain setting all the time. It helps to push my highs through all of my pedals and cable. It's very small also. check it out.
     
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    Axess BS-2.

    That is what you want, my friend.
     
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    Where do you get a Lovepedal Minibuffer, and what's the approx. cost? I don't see this listed on Lovepedal's website...
     
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    I am interested: I love how small the unit is! I won't ask your reserve price, but since I have no context of what these originally sold for from Lovepedal, do you mind sharing the retail price they used to sell for?
     
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    Sure - they were originally $75 (plus $25 shipping).
    My reserve is set at $100 and includes free shipping and insurance anywhere in the world.
     
  20. jhspedals.com

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    Check out our little black buffer. jhspedals.com
     

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