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Buffers...every company seems to make one but are there any real differences?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by cnltb, Mar 1, 2014.


  1. cnltb

    cnltb

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    As the title says...what might one look for when selecting a buffer to place in ones signal chain?
    What are the differences between all those buffers out there.
    Everyone seems to be making them...

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

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    Southern California Coast
    Buffers are relatively simple circuits. However, like most everything there are a number of different paths that can be taken to get to the destination.

    The overall quality is dependent on the circuit design and, the type and quality of the components used. The variations are almost endless, even for such a simple circuit.

    Your best bet is to scour the web for reviews by hands on users.
     
  3. cnltb

    cnltb

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    thanks!
    Do you have a favourite?
    Or...have you heard reports on such devices?
    I know literally nothing about these and have not yet gone into searching out reviews.
    Will start doing so now.
     
  4. MightyMiloQuinn

    MightyMiloQuinn Supporting Member

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    Concord, NH
    You might get more response in the effects forum. I've never used a dedicated buffer because I have a few pedals that are buffered bypass so I can't speak to the quality of such devices.
     
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