The job of a buffer pedal is to preserve the strength of your input signal by boosting it. Going through multiple pedals in low-level signal situations tends to compromise the high-end fidelity of the signal. Therefore, a buffer pedal is used to restore the capacitance that was lost while the signal was traveling through other pedals in your signal chain. Buffers are suggested to be placed after certain pedals, such as fuzz pedals and kept closely following overdrive pedals.
Concord Utility Buffer
Handbuilt in Bixby, Oklahoma USA using premium audio grade components to provide ultimate clarity and signal response. This utility pedal "buffers" your signal to bring back the clarity and high end sparkle of your input signal that is lost when you use a lot of pedals and/or have lots of cable between your guitar or bass, and your amp. This pedal is a tool that once you have on your rig you'll never wanna be without it. It can be run at 9-18v (18v for more headroom).
There are so many reasons to add the JHS Pedals Buffered Splitter to your pedalboard. But the most important one is great tone. If you’ve ever split your guitar’s signal with a passive device, adapter, or even certain effects pedals, you know that the results can sometimes be less than stellar. This happens because many of those products simply cut your tone in two, sending one half one way and the other half the other way. You can end up with a tone that is muddy and lifeless. Adding our Buffered Splitter to your chain not only avoids these issues, but it will perfectly drive your long cable runs and pedalboard chains as well. Trust us on this one. If you need to split your signal for any host of reasons, putting our Buffered Splitter on your board will give you your tone back. Simple and effective signal-splitting device There are a ton of applications for adding a Buffered Splitter to your signal chain. Whether moving a tuner out of line or running a dual-amp setup, once you use the JHS Buffered Splitter, you’ll never be without one again. Here are just a few options. - Send one signal to a tuner that is out of the signal chain while retaining your full tone - In a dual-amp setup, both amplifiers will see a powerful, clean signal - Bassists can send one side to their amplifiers, while sending the other to the board Keeps your tone clear, powerful, and pristine If you’re as pedal happy as we are at JHS, you’re going to want this quality buffer in your signal chain. The Buffered Splitter is like giving each output a shot of adrenaline, ensuring they hit your amp with the same strength and character as they left your fingers. - Converts your guitar’s hi-Z signal to lo-Z for driving long cables and pedal chains - Retains the original tone of your guitar without coloration from the other gear in your signal chain Convenient low-profile design A device such as the Buffered Splitter is content to be a workhorse piece of gear that quietly does its job in the background. That’s why we designed this little guy to be compact, sturdy, and simple to integrate into your rig. - Small size is ideal for saving pedalboard space - Can easily be mounted underneath your board - Built rugged - Black powder coating keeps the buffer hidden in the background
The Empress buffer was designed to be the complete I/O interface for the pedal board, while maintaining the highest fidelity to your guitar's signal. Signal loss due to long, un-buffered cable runs is an issue that has plagued guitar players for decades. The primary goal of the buffer is to eliminate this signal loss, ensuring that your tone is unchanged by your cables. Additionally, all the connectivity of your pedal board is consolidated to make set up quick and easy.
The Empress buffer+ was designed to be the complete I/O interface for the pedal board, while maintaining the highest fidelity to your guitar's signal. Signal loss due to long, un-buffered cable runs is an issue that has plagued guitar players for decades. The primary goal of the buffer+ is to eliminate this signal loss, ensuring that your tone is unchanged by your cables. Additionally, all the connectivity of your pedal board is consolidated to make set up quick and easy. The buffer+ also has a very handy set of features that make life just a little better. Noise filters, input pads, switchable clean boost and input loading are all powerful tools available on the buffer+
OBNE EQ + Buffer
OBNE Utility 3 is an always on Buffer and switchable 3 Band EQ. The buffer is helpful for long cable setups or when using an overabundance of pedals. The EQ is helpful in tailoring frequencies to specific parts, guitar switches or using it as an always on EQ.
Stowaway™ Input Buffer
The Stowaway™ is our compact 100% discrete Class-A Input Buffer solution designed to remedy a whole array of Input challenges caused by a variety of issues. From impedance loading and mismatching, to changes in a pickup’s character and response as a result of varying effect pedals’ input impedance and interconnecting cables’ capacitance, the Stowaway provides the stable, consistent load your instrument needs to sound as intended. While the Stowaway's footprint is small, allowing it to be mounted on the most crowded of pedal boards, its Feature Set is professional and comprehensive. If your signal does any significant traveling, bring along a Stowaway to guard your Tone.
The TEAM MEDIC Buffer, EQ, Boost and Boost +
The TEAM MEDIC is designed to be the most versatile pedal around. It is designed to suit all guitars including Bass guitars and deliver you a real enhancement to your tone. Hyperbole aside, this pedal has some very cunning tricks up its sleeve. It combines a switchable Class A buffer (switchable to true Bypass) with a 3 Band Active EQ (Bass, Mids, Treble) enough gain on tap to boost your amp into submission and then a foot switchable option to add even more boost on top, sending your amp into creamy overdrive. It also has an internal power arrangement designed to give the highest headroom possible so the pedal works really well with all pickups from low gain single coils all the way to high gain active units. I designed this pedal as a tone enhancer, it can therefore push your guitar sound from excellent to astonishing. It can help EQ a badly EQ'd pedal. It can give you a frequency bump in the mids to cut through or it can match your pedalboard to an unknown hired backline. In all these situations the TEAM MEDIC excels and crucially you sound like YOU, only better. Aside from achieving fantastic sonic credentials the TEAM MEDIC is built like a tank with physical features such as recessed knobs and top mounted jacks. Robust build does not have to come at the sacrifice of looks, the TEAM MEDIC uses a combination of a beautiful stainless steel laser etched centre console wrapped in a tough baseplate. Internally the pedal is immaculately built using premium 1% metalfilm resistors, Wima and Panasonic capacitors, Neutrik jacks and Burr-Brown Opamps. These are the crème de la crème of the electronics world and when coupled with a robust gold plated PCB and dust sealed potentiometers the recipe is as good as it can possibly be.
Newton’s First law meets the second World War. Gravity Bomb is a clean boost and buffer. There are a lot of great mini boost pedals out there, but we wanted to do ours a little different. Instead of using transistors, we utilized a Burr Brown, audiophile op-amp capable of adding around 20dB. The circuit foundation is the underrated MXR Micro Amp. At zero, Gravity Bomb is a buffer. At 10, it shakes the coins in your pocket. Towards the end of the dial, a combination of natural amp and pedal drive will be heard. Running the pedal at 18 volts will yield greater headroom and keep the signal cleaner throughout the entire dial. Amp and pedal distortion amounts will vary depending on rig set-ups.
This highly versatile yet simple pedal is a perfect 2 in 1 Buffer Booster. The buffer is perfect for fixing any impedance issues created from using long cables and big boards. The buffer will allow you to save your tone and regain any high end loss that may occur. The good news, it is fully selectable so if you don’t want it there is an internal slide switch and an LED indicator to let you know of it is in or out of the circuit. It can also be used whether the boost is engaged or not.
Pure Tone Buffer
The famous buffer that is in all Truetone pedals is also available in a tiny, Custom Shop package. Put it first in the chain of effects, plug in your input and output cables and a 9V power supply (like the 1 SPOT…), and your guitar will sound like it’s plugged directly into your amp with a short cord. It’s that simple, and yes, it really works. Completely eliminates cable capacitance and tone sucking.
DEC Buffer Booster
A pedal that offers excellent, stable buffering AND a fantastic clean boost, in one great, durable, easy-to-use ! With one single knob to accomplish everything, it trims the fat – we didn't want to make a booster that does too much to be considered just a booster, but not enough to be considered a legitimate light overdrive. Plus, functionality like that tends to just run up the price. our goal was to make sure that this pedal can buffer with excellent fidelity, boost like nobody's business, yet be as easy to work with as possible. No unnecessary complications of either function, and no sacrifices when it comes to the core tone! It's a one-knob problem solver toolkit in pedal form. Just dial that one knob where you need it to go and you'll have the functionality you need right then – and if you ever need it to turn from buffer to boost, or boost to buffer, it's as simple as adjusting that one control.
BF2M Dual Buffer/Line Driver
Our BF2M Dual Buffer/Line Driver has proven itself as the ultimate in the business. The BF2 contains two independent buffers. Our high impedance input buffer ensures a constant high impedance load on your guitar at all times, and furthermore it provides you with an isolated Tuner Output and a low impedance output (SEND). From the (RETURN) jack the signal goes to our highly recognized ultra low noise Line Driver, which will drive even a very long cable back to your amp, without changing your tone or adding noise. MUTE switch for silent tuning.
Our Epoch Pre was modeled after the exact preamp circuit from the original EP-3, from the 22v power supply to the JFET preamp, to the circuit loading contributed by the echo function. Not only does it provide boost it acts like a mastering plug-in on the master fader - making your whole pedalboard sounds bigger, lusher, wider, the Epoch Pre can bundle all the frequencies without squishing them like a compressor!