This Is Why You Need a Buffer On Your Pedal Rig

Brian Wampler gives a great low-down on the issues with running lots of cable on your board   13-Nov-13

This Is Why You Need a Buffer On Your Pedal Rig
The Wampler Decibel +, which acts as a buffer

Ever wondered why you should be using a 'buffer' on your pedal board?

Placing a pedal which acts as a buffer on the right place in your effects chain can help open up your signal and allow for better clarity in the high end.

In a recent blog, Brian Wampler, boss of Wampler Pedals, breaks it all down and clarifies why it might be necessary to run a buffer.

"At the risk of oversimplifying it, your guitar and cable basically creates a high impedance signal," writes Brian.

"The longer your guitar cable is, the more capacitance is created which creates a filter that changes the sound.

"A good buffer circuit will take your high impedance guitar signal and change it to a low-impedance one; allowing your guitar signal to flow easier over a longer distance.

"The "new" tone that you hear after playing through your buffer pedal is actually your guitar's original tone."

Many pedals on the market serve as buffers, one of which is of course the Wampler Decibel+ booster.

If you want to read Brian's full blog, click here.

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