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which pedals are buffered and true bypass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bassman_2_1, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. bassman_2_1


    Dec 31, 2005
    Just thought id start a thread about which pedals are buffered and true bypass, it might sound bizzare but as alot of pedals I have bought are second hand so you never get a manual lol. Or has any bass threads covered this? I'm gonna list some pedals I have and if I get enough posts ill collect all pedal list to make this thread as complete as possible-)

    Here is mine

    Ampeg sub blaster(octave) --true bypass
    Digitech whammy4 ?
    Dod fx25b envelope filter ?
    DHA twin valve overdrive ---true bypass
    Boss chorus( brown coloured one) ---buffered
    Boss flanger(brown coloured one) ---buffered
    Akai headrush(delay) ---?
    Maxon bass EQ --- ?
    Moogerfooger bass murf105b ---true bypass?

    Basically I am also looking at putting a good buffered pedal first in my effects chain too if anyone could recomend-)

    But ill check back on the thread and see how pedals come up and create a list if anyone thinks it might be a worthwile job-)
  2. Whammy is not
    DOD is not
    Maxon I doubt it because TB is a buzz word for some.
    Akai I doubt it on this one also.

    I would put the pedals in the order that they work best for the sounds you're going for. I hit my first buffered pedal 2.

    If you run an active bass the point is mute because it's already buffered.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    +1 about active basses not needing any of this.

    does that maxon bass EQ stay on? if so, put it first, it's now your buffer.
  4. MXR Pedals are true bypass!

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