Got any opinions on the buffers in Visual Sounds pedals? I have one of the original Route 66 pedals that I use sometimes just for the buffer.
I did a little experiment once, lined up three TB pedals in bypass mode. Cables were decent, some of them great some just ok. Treble loss was evident. Then I put Boss TU2 first in the chain to see if I can rectify this - it got even worse. Did the same with VS Jekyll&Hyde and whoa the tone or MOST of it was back!VS pedals, the newer ones, i hear and have read that they have pretty good buffers.
I've never had a problem with the TU-2, but maybe I have tin ears.
Wah pedals are normally unbuffered and do NOT want to see a buffer preceding them (rather than causing problems due to their buffers). Same with germanium chip fuzzes. So you put them first.The only pedal that has ever given me problems due to their buffers is wah pedals.