Recommend a good buffer/preamp

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  1. RvChevron

    RvChevron Member

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    Is there any good "natural" sounding buffer or preamp that really retains the high end when you turned down the volume pot on a strat??

    It could be in either built in or pedal format. It could also have other function like a boost or other gain effect. I am primarily looking to have a device that'll retain the highend when turning the volume pot.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies Member

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    Just do a treble bleed modification on your volume pot.
     
  3. rogue.guineapig

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    http://www.creationaudiolabs.com/redeemer

    I actually just found this today...and I must say, WOW.
    I am sold on the idea...I just don't have the money (even though it is inexpensive).
    Watch the video...the demo vid really says more then I can...
    I think this is exactly what you are looking for.

    RGP
     
  4. Hugo Da Rosa

    Hugo Da Rosa Silver Supporting Member

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    Z Vex Super Hard On or Super Duper 2 in 1. The boost adds a nice high end clarity.
     
  5. KagakuNinja

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    I was using a ZVex SHO, which worked fine as a buffer, but is a bit of an expensive overkill. I ended up switching to the MI Audio Boost 'n Buff, which has the following advantages (for me anyway):

    1) the buffer is always on
    2) DC power jack
    3) I can kick in the boost, separately from the buffer function

    However, the MI Audio starts to boost the treble when you turn the boost knob more than half way up. While they claim this is an advantage, I prefer the sound of the SHO when trying to overdrive an amp (which I rarely do, so this is not an issue for me)
     
  6. readymade

    readymade Supporting Member

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    Second the MI Audio Buff n Boost recommendation. . .
     
  7. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

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    Durham Sex Drive might work for this.
     
  8. SRVTWO

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    VHT Valvulator.
    Mike
     
  9. Sikor

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    Boost'n'Buff :AOK
     
  10. waters

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    boost n buff for me also.
     
  11. almogaver

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    +1 on the Sex Drive from Durham Electronics for that purpose.
     

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