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Quick! True bypass blender or Boss LS-2?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by J-Dub, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. J-Dub

    J-Dub Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I have a few pedals (ts9 and OC2) I would like to be able to completely remove from my chain when off, and blend my clean signal with when they're on. I was looking at the mini blender from this1smyne.com but there is a Boss LS2 going for much cheaper on eBay right now. Wouldn't the LS2 do the same thing, if not more? But it's not true bypass, and I would like to remove a few of those extra buffers from my signal path.

    Thoughts, suggestions?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    It's best to choose buffer versus true bypass based on the specific needs of your chain. One is not inherently better than the other. Too many buffers can mean changes in tone, but not having any buffer can mean some signal loss. It depends on your specific bass, chain of pedals, and cables. I like having at least one good buffer always on, and the rest either true bypass or very transparent buffers.

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