Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by wingwalker, May 10, 2008.
Anybody using a ZVEX SHO as a buffer in their signal chain??
you want something to leave on ? doesnt effect your tone ?
Fuchs pure gain .... works best for me!! and if you crank it you can some really great breakup too
I do use a SHO as a buffer, and it is good. But kind of a waste. I also don't like the lack of a 9V power jack.
since picking up a used one here I use it as a buffer w/ an ever so slight boost (2-3db ?) and to split my signal to a tuner. It adds a hair bit of upper trebles(3k+ maybe). As of late I've been running the Sho at the front of the pedalboard and another buffer/booster at the very end. That way the boost at the front maintains a consistent gain staging and the final unit can boost/buff as needed (depending on the amp)
sho as a buffer has been part of my sound for 9 years now,
it doesn't just add highs, it brings out the bass tones as well, really gives meaning to the 'taking a blanket off the amp' cliche that you hear so often.
I also tend to run just above unity.
I go first into my fuzz and then into the sho.
I think using the sho in this way is better than using it as a (cleanish) boost, cos as a boost it gets too shrill for me.
Around unity though is pure magic.
Also at the end of my chain I have a barber launch pad, which 'cooks' the first tube in my amp to perfection.