External Buffer?

External Buffer?

Postby Ridin'onaQwazar » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:46 pm

Im looking for a cheap way to clean up my sound and was wondering if there are any similar buffers that Jerry used that i could use without putting it in the guitar.
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby hippieguy1954 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:54 am

It's real easy to put it in the guitar as long as there is room in the cavity! :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:32 am

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Re: External Buffer?

Postby waldo041 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:50 am




jerry did NOT use any of those products. :P

he did use an external buffer with his TB500's but the mutron's are not cheap.

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Re: External Buffer?

Postby Ridin'onaQwazar » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:40 pm

Thanks for the links. there is so much info out there i am so grateful for it. Waldo correct me if im wrong, but do you make a buffer that goes in the cavity of the guitar?
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby waldo041 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:08 pm

Ridin'onaQwazar wrote:Waldo correct me if im wrong, but do you make a buffer that goes in the cavity of the guitar?


you are correct, i do.

http://wald-electronics.com/wald-electr ... clone.html

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Re: External Buffer?

Postby Pete B. » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:53 pm

'Not sure if he still makes them, but i have a Waldo buffer in a foot pedal that I like alot.
I recently got a guitar with a Waldo buffer also.
I must say I am not a fan of having to deal with batteries in the guitar.
The pedal buffer uses a common Boss power supply, and can be used with any instrument.
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby Jon S. » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:38 am

Many if not most effect pedals have buffers built in that are "on" all the time when your signal goes through the pedal whether the effect is on or not (the ones that don't are usually advertised as "true bypass"). See, e.g., http://www.analogman.com/faq.htm#buffer

What is your current effects chain (brand names and models)? It's likely your signal is already buffered.
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby hippieguy1954 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:23 am

Jon S. wrote:Many if not most effect pedals have buffers built in that are "on" all the time when your signal goes through the pedal whether the effect is on or not (the ones that don't are usually advertised as "true bypass"). See, e.g., http://www.analogman.com/faq.htm#buffer

What is your current effects chain (brand names and models)? It's likely your signal is already buffered.


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Re: External Buffer?

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:22 am

Pete B. wrote:'Not sure if he still makes them, but i have a Waldo buffer in a foot pedal that I like alot.
I recently got a guitar with a Waldo buffer also.
I must say I am not a fan of having to deal with batteries in the guitar.
The pedal buffer uses a common Boss power supply, and can be used with any instrument.

I have only changed the battery once in the 2 years I have had my guitar and it also has a Stratoblaster , too
I dont think the buffer eats that much juice .... you are changing the battery often ?
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby Jon S. » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:39 am

There is no way, with typical use, an on-board buffer's battery should need to be changed more than every six months. There is one common mistake people make, though, that could change that: failing to unplug the cable(s) from your guitar after use. I.e., if you're used to leaving your guitar out, say on a stand, unplug the cables every time.
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby Pete B. » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:57 am

Tennessee Jedi wrote:
Pete B. wrote:'Not sure if he still makes them, but i have a Waldo buffer in a foot pedal that I like alot.
I recently got a guitar with a Waldo buffer also.
I must say I am not a fan of having to deal with batteries in the guitar.
The pedal buffer uses a common Boss power supply, and can be used with any instrument.

I have only changed the battery once in the 2 years I have had my guitar and it also has a Stratoblaster , too
I dont think the buffer eats that much juice .... you are changing the battery often ?
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When the guitar is plugged in, the battery is being drained.
I can't remember to unplug the guitar after playing it.
For years and years I have had guitars set up ready to play at the flick of a switch in several rooms here at the house.
I now have one that I look over and say... oh shit, woops, it's been plugged in for several days now.
Now I'm not sure if the battrery is still O.K. to gig with... because i've seen another guys axe crap out during a gig, and the battery was the culprit.
'Jus' sayin'... Having both, I think the buffer pedal is more versitile for my needs.
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:06 am

Well I certainly wouldnt want to change the battery mid gig/practice !
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby Pete B. » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:13 am

Mine has a cool little battery box. You can change it very quickly.
See'n yours I'm thinkin' the battery thing isn't that bad now :lol: .
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Re: External Buffer?

Postby TI4-1009 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 am

Ha! In that "missing link" that showed Irsay playing Tiger, he says how when Tig finally arrived after the auction he took it out, plugged it in and- nothing. They finally figured out that the battery was dead, changed it out, and the Tiger roared to life once again. :lol:

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