#1
If every single one of my pedals is true bypass including my volume pedal (EB VP jr) should I be adding a buffer somewhere in my chain? If so where...

Guitar -> volume -> cae wah -> Friedman Sir Compre -> BE OD -> Strymon Ola

That to patch bay send to Amp (Friedman runt 20) amp back to patch bay

Send out Haunted Delay -> Strymon Brigider Delay -> Ola Chorus

Back to patch bay -> Patch bay to return

All Cables are Mogami Gold guitar to board and board to and from amp are 18 ft runs.

Thoughts?
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#3
Yeah that's some pretty baller gear.

Plug your guitar directly into the input of the amp and then compare how that sounds with all the pedals you put in front of the amp bypassed.

If plugging directly into the amp makes the guitar sounds noticeably brighter, then putting the pedals in front of the amp when bypassed is sucking your tone and a buffer is going to be of benefit.

You typically put a buffer right at the front of the effects chain just after the guitar. Some fuzz pedals don't take well to a buffered signal and sound really harsh, so in that case, put the buffer after the fuzz pedal. But generally the further up front the buffer is in the effects chain, the more effective it's going to be.

Some people put buffers in the effects loop portion of their chain, but if your amp's effects loop buffers the signal before it leaves the amp anyway, then there's no point in doing that.
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I'm not sure where to put the buffer, but that's a sweet freakin set up ya got.


That is what I was thinking.
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Yeah that's some pretty baller gear.

Plug your guitar directly into the input of the amp and then compare how that sounds with all the pedals you put in front of the amp bypassed.

If plugging directly into the amp makes the guitar sounds noticeably brighter, then putting the pedals in front of the amp when bypassed is sucking your tone and a buffer is going to be of benefit.

You typically put a buffer right at the front of the effects chain just after the guitar. Some fuzz pedals don't take well to a buffered signal and sound really harsh, so in that case, put the buffer after the fuzz pedal. But generally the further up front the buffer is in the effects chain, the more effective it's going to be.

Some people put buffers in the effects loop portion of their chain, but if your amp's effects loop buffers the signal before it leaves the amp anyway, then there's no point in doing that.


yep bang on, agreed.

only thing i'd say is, if you're really that worried about it, you can also try the buffer at various points in your chain just in case you prefer how it sounds there.
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