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Team Audio Fuzz Machine TAFM Buffer Dip Switches

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dannybuoy, Mar 27, 2014.


  1. I just discovered that the newer TAFM's have a switchable buffer inside:

    http://ilovefuzz.com/viewtopic.php?f=178&t=30941

    So to anyone out there who has one of the newer layout with the pedal arranged vertically, open it up to check the DIP switches inside - they are shipped with the buffer turned ON:

    Mine does not have this feature, and I much prefer the sound of it on bass with a passive bass plugged straight in. For starters, it makes the clean channel very dark, which means the clean/dirty sounds blend together seamlessly.

    Hopefully this nugget of info helps some people get better tones out of theirs! :bassist:
     
  2. aBoMoFo

    aBoMoFo Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I know what I'm playing with when I get home from work! Thanks for the tip!
     
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  4. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I messed with the buffer on mine when I had it and always came back to buffer on. The unbuffered version seemed to get lost a bit in the mix for my band.
     
  5. The general consensus after reading many threads over at ILF is the buffer is more aimed at guitarists who want a brighter sound, with most bassists preferring the darker sound of the buffer off.
     
  6. aBoMoFo

    aBoMoFo Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I just went to unbuffered and like the change. The clean blend is much darker which leaves a lot more space for the fuzziness to shine. At low gain it does subtile a little less well, but at higher gain levels it's abit more of a beast.

    Granted this is just playing by myself. All things might change in a band context.