Since the beginning of the Rig Doctor series, we've been getting countless requests to do an episode about buffers. We've been compiling your questions via email, Instagram, and Facebook over the last few months, and now are answering the most asked buffer related topics! If we missed your question or you have additional questions and comments, please write us below!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
01:12 - Pros/Cons of separate buffers vs. self contained buffer
02:39 - Impact of running too many buffers
06:10 - Difference between input vs. output buffer
09:00 - Setting selectable buffer pedals to the 'buffer' vs. 'true bypass' - i.e. TC Elec., Strymon, etc.?
09:53 - Buffer placement in signal path
11:42 - Klon, Boss, and Tube Screamer style buffers (good or bad?)
15:30 - Do you need a buffer
16:22 - Buffers with Fuzz pedals & low impedance volume pedals
19:16 - Stand alone buffers vs. Boss, Ibanez, and other built-in buffers
20:12 - Is an input and output buffer necessary
20:50 - Do buffers change your dynamics
23:53 - FX Loops and Buffers
24:29 - Buffers and Volume Pedals
25:15 - Vertex Buffers???
26:05 - Do you always need an input buffer? When is it not needed?
27:17 - Best stand alone buffer recommendation
28:22 - Pros/Cons of putting a buffer in the middle of your chain
29:10 - Do buffers color your tone?
29:55 - Using buffers with programmable switchers, i.e. RJM, GigRig, Boss ES5/ES8
31:12 - Cables and how they impact a buffers
33:29 - Rig Doctors recommendations and summary on buffers