Storbostomp buffer? Is it good?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by loopjunkie, Jan 11, 2006.


to use the strobostomps buffer?

Poll closed Dec 31, 1969.
  1. Yeah it kickin, use it!

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  2. Its OK, you can use it

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  3. dont use it unless you need to; recomend a separate buffer

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  4. NEVER use the strobostomps buffer only use it in TB

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  1. loopjunkie

    loopjunkie Member

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    I currently have my strobo outside my signal chain but before i rewire i was wondering if the buffer is any good? or do i need to get a separate buffer and use it in true bypass mode?
     
  2. erksin

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    I tried the buffer - it sounded like crap...

    Bought an Axess BS-2 and am very happy with the results. If you have an existing pedal with a good buffer (like a Hot Cake, etc), you should be fine IMO.
     
  3. stratofied

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    I keep it outside the FX chain as well.
     
  4. loopjunkie

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    cool thanks for the reply man! I will see if i can get a better buffer!
     
  5. erksin

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    Do you have an LR Baggs Para DI by any chance? It has a killer buffer in it as well. I would have just used it instead of buying the Axess, but it took up too much real estate on my board...

    The Axess is a great unit - works as advertised, plus it has multiple outs.
     
  6. ccoker

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    interesting..
    I have yet to hear a buffer I liked...

    I got a Korg DT 10 recently and I don't like the buffer in it at all


    I don't run a long chain, just 4 pedals, all with true bypass and short GL cables between them..
     
  7. ccoker

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    I did a search for that device and came across this
    very interesting..
    I feel the same way about stuff messing with my dynamics and pick attack and hate wireless's for the same reason

    interesting read

    The bottom line is wireless units change your tone and dynamic range. Ed
    has used them for years and I think he finally got tired of the loss of
    immediacy from using a wireless. People use wireless for freedom of
    movement and thats it. If your #1 concern is tone wireless is not the way
    to go. I have had alot of experience with everything from inexpensive
    units up to $13-14,000 units. Nothing beats a good cable. One of the keys
    to making a cable work sonically for Ed is the Axess-Electronics BS-2
    buffer. We run about 75 feet of cable under the stage from his pedal-board
    to his head and that's alot of signal loss. Using a buffer to couple a
    high impedance source with a low impedance load is essential in a case
    like this but not all buffers are the same. The Axess BS-2 is a fantastic
    sounding device. If it didn't sound great we never would have gotten it
    passed Ed's ears. He's very particular about how his rig feels and sounds.
    I don't see him returning to a wireless but ultimately that is not for me
    to say. The way his rig feels (dynamic range, pick attack etc.) are
    priorities to him. That essentially disappears or greatly decreases with
    wireless. I don't think he trips over it too much. It does get hung up
    from time to time but the trade-off is worth it. Its important for him to
    enjoy his experience on stage and that translates to fan enjoyment IMO.
    Using a cable does contribute to this factor. He feels more "connected" to
    his rig with a cable.
     
  8. justicetones

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    I run my strobostomp out of the signal chain.

    I use the axess buffer as well but it sounded best to me running it last.
    I tried it right after the fuzz. Sounded great as long as I did not use my Bad Cat extreme tone pedal.

    My Bad Cat exteme tone did not like seeing the buffered signal. The Analogman Boss delay dd-5 and the Echo-tap sounded very shrill when the Bad Cat was in use on high gain also when the buffer was in front of the Bad Cat. I decided to try it at the end and viola. Sounded great. All of the pedals I tested sounded as they did when plugged in as the only one between the guitar and amp.
     
  9. raz

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    Whoa...you mean for electric guitar? I never thought to try my Para DI with electric. It sounds good?

    BH
     
  10. erksin

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    Yep, electric! The buffer in the Para DI sounds just as good as the Axess to my ears. If you don't want to spend the extra $$$ on the Axess, your Baggs will certainly work just as well. It's a GREAT box, IMO...
     
  11. nashvillesteve

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    At the end of the chain after all of the effects you mean? I have buffered outputs to my amps on my switching system, they are after all effects. I am not sure what to do about my Hotcake, which I could just leave on a cleanest of clean boosts all the time... I'm not sure where I'd put this pedal in buffer mode, I can't put it before the Hellbilly's germanium transistor without causing problems there, so maybe I should put it on my clean channel, have clean go AM Ross Clone -> Hotcake set to clean boost and my dirty channel Hellbilly-> Hellbaby (maybe a KR Doubler, too.. Squeeze Factor?)... Before all of these pedals is wah and eventually an EMMA Discumbobulator, going to a future Red Witch Deluxe Moon Phaser to split the signals.
     

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