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true bypass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by superbassman2000, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. i'm probably sounding dumb for saying this, but what is true bypass, as opposed to...um..well, fake bypass? also sorry if this is a repeated thread!
  2. On a true bypass circuit the bypass signal comes off of the switch directly to the out put. This is important because many effects incorporate a part of the circuit to serve as a bypass and this can lead to 'insertion loss' sucking away some of your original clean tone.