Ok, so after collecting pedals over the years ive finally decided to put them all in one place and use them. I plugged them all together yesterday and I was getting some horrible noise. The pedals worked fine but there was a pretty terrible hiss. I think I need a true bypass looper. I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron and have decided to build it myself. I have a few questions as I know alot of you are familiar with this stuff. 1. The point of true bypass is no tone suck. Well when I started reading into it the DIY site suggested building a buffer also so there was no tone suck. This seems to be getting more difficult, how nessecary is it to build a buffer? 2. How many loops should I build? Do I need a loop for every pedal, every 2 pedals? Should I break them up into groups, like all distortions on one loop, all delays on another? 3. For anyone who has done this, any other caveats? It seems like a pretty simple and cheap project. I have a fry's electronics and they have an isle that should be dedicated to DIY pedals, enclosures, wiring, switches, ICs, resistors, LED's, Everything. Thanks, I tried searching but it seemed as though most people just bought already made ones, and I wasnt able to find the answers to my questions.