SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:The best way to get the most tubeyness out of the Black Box is if it's the first device. But many people use it with buffered guitars so the Black Box isn't first. It still imparts quite a bit though. Even in Weir's electric Furthur rig, he has a buffer right at his guitars via the wireless transmitter. Then the reciever, and then to the Black Box. Not ideal, but still helps. It's not magic, it's simply the tube thing done very cleanly and quietly. Tubes rule.
And done very, very well. I've said in other posts that this device is "must have." I hit it first in my signal chain and it makes an incredible difference on every guitar and with every pre-amp I use. (Mine is built into the front end of my Revelation Preamp---another brilliant SMS creation). Quite simply one of the best devices ever made. There's no one who uses this tube buffer that would ever give it up. If you use pedals or have anything between your guitar and amp, do yourself a favor and buy one of these. Once you A/B your signal without it, you'll be hooked. Brad is a true artisan.