So I just got my t1m mini buffer in today (I also got the TB option as well as an external battery snap applied). I wanted it for the loop in my Maz as that loop sucks some serious tone; I lose virtually all bite from my guitars and it sounds like I've got my tone pot rolled pretty far down. I've had to compensate by cranking the cut and treble knobs on my amp, and then it just doesn't sound natural anymore, and still sounds muddy. Well, I decided that for $45, there really was no reason not to try the t1m mini buffer (I think it's only $35-$40 without the TB option; battery snap was free). I e-mailed Dan, and he responded by telling me several Maz owners have used the buffer for the same reason I described, and that they reported back positively as well. So I plugged it in tonight straight out of the send jack on my amp's loop, and from the buffer, I went to my board, and then back to the return jack of the loop. WOW! It actually sounded like I wasn't even using the loop anymore; my tone returned completely. Just to be sure my ears weren't playing tricks on me, I quickly unplugged both the cables in the loop (while the buffer was on), and kept playing - not a difference at all. Next, I plugged those cables back in, and turned the buffer off - tone was muddy and lifeless again. As I was playing, I unplugged the cables from the loop, and my tone returned. Lesson? The buffer works. ... Here's a little demo I did. Now I'll preface this by saying I was rushed (wife was waiting in the car) and sleepy. So I said a few stupid things (really stupid things actually ) and didn't think about what I was going to play. The idea is that you just hear the difference with the buffer off and then with it on. It's a little difficult to tell because of the compression in the video; I just used my iPhone's video camera, but hopefully you can tell the difference. If not, I'll give it another shot tomorrow when I have some more time. No pedal dirt or effects... just guitar and the Maz's natural dirt. Signal chain is: guitar > dirt pedals > lo input > fx send > t1m buffer > mod/delays > fx return ... lots of cable in there (2 30' cables for the fx send/return), so this buffer helps a LOT!