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Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Wed May 06, 2009 12:08 pm
by SarnoMusicSolutions
Or how about a bigger multi-pole switch that simultaneously inserts a resistor pad (post buffer perhaps) whenever a pickup gets switched to series humbucker. Just tweak the pad resistor values to get it right where you want it. This would also let you keep your same Mutron and Dist+ levels, but only change the tone, not to mention eliminate 60Hz hum when you need to.

Hmmmm.......


Brad

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Wed May 06, 2009 12:49 pm
by Emoto
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Or how about a bigger multi-pole switch that simultaneously inserts a resistor pad (post buffer perhaps) whenever a pickup gets switched to series humbucker. Just tweak the pad resistor values to get it right where you want it. This would also let you keep your same Mutron and Dist+ levels, but only change the tone, not to mention eliminate 60Hz hum when you need to.

Hmmmm.......


Brad
I'm not sure that is complex enough. :lol:

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Wed May 06, 2009 1:10 pm
by RiverRat
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Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Wed May 13, 2009 8:55 am
by waldo041
playingdead wrote:Hey folks:

Waldo was kind enough to send me a version of his unity gain buffer, specially modified so even a non-soldering type guy like me could install it. So, I did.

I've also been working on trying to get my sound as close as possible to Garcia's miked rig, as heard through the 82-85 soundboards; that means some slight dirt to the sound, subtle reverb and very little low end. It's getting there, I think. It might sound kind of thin on its own, but if you listen to the boards, that's what makes it cut through so well.

So, here's some brief clips, various, as described. (Probably way more than anyone wants to hear ... LOL) I like Waldo's buffer a lot, it's a subtle difference from the Cutler CB1 I had in the guitar originally, but it's a bit smoother.

The guitar is my Resurrection Tiger, with three DiMarzio Super II pickups and, now, Waldo's buffer. I was all set up in the studio, so I just sat and played for a while. I used more bridge pickup than normal because I am working on getting the preamp to break up where I want it to ...

First off ... a little Bird Song ... middle pickup, single coil, switches to the bridge as a humbucker halfway through (note how the sound breaks up more). This is the longest clip.

http://www.playingdead.net/vicbird.mp3

A little Jack Straw intro, also middle pickup single coil:

http://www.playingdead.net/vicjack.mp3

Four seconds of badly played Promised Land, just to hear the bridge pickup humbucker breakup:

http://www.playingdead.net/vicpromise.mp3

An excerpt (badly played) from Slipknot, bridge pickup, humbucker:

http://www.playingdead.net/vicslip.mp3

Just to show the Tiger can Strat out a little, an excerpt from the Eyes Jam, middle pickup and neck pickup single coil -- in between position:

http://www.playingdead.net/viceyes.mp3

A little Midnight Moonlight, bridge pickup as a humbucker:

http://www.playingdead.net/vicmidnight.mp3

A taste of fingerpicked Althea, bridge pickup as a humbucker.

http://www.playingdead.net/vicalthea.mp3

And, finally ... some They Love Each Other, middle pickup, single coil.

http://www.playingdead.net/victleo.mp3

Image

if anyone's interested i have 3 of the Tiger Buffer Clones up for sale. PM me if interested.

peace,
waldo

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Wed May 13, 2009 1:38 pm
by drkstrcrashes
Hi vic. Sounds Dead ON! Nice job! What kind of software do you use to upload sound samples to the internet like that? I've been trying to do just that for years.
Thanks and you guys should do a tour and play in Chicago!
=`)
-Ruk

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Wed May 27, 2009 9:10 am
by SarnoMusicSolutions
I just installed one of Waldo's Tiger Buffers in my main axe, a custom telecaster. I've used a number of buffers over the years, and this is hands down the cleanest, most neutral and pure sounding buffer I've ever used. Great build quality, and easy wiring, and is truly an exact clone of Jerry's Tiger buffer. It is a bit large, so I did have to route a rectangular compartment under the pickguard, but it's invisible. Works like a charm.

Great work Waldo.


Brad

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:32 am
by aoguitars
stellar playing and tone, Vic. I have one of Waldo's buffers just waiting to be dropped in a guy's early 80s Ibanez Musician, and I can't wait to hear it.

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:00 am
by RiverRat
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Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:19 am
by playingdead
No such thing as too loud!

Good timing to resurrect (so to speak) this topic.

I've been playing a lot lately, and now that I've had a couple of weeks with Waldo's buffer, I can really say it's a great device and improvement.

My first impression was probably colored a bit due to the lower gain between it and the CAE buffer, it wasn't driving my preamp as hard, so the tone was a little different.

I was playing around with a new pedal to control my delay level, and just sort of listening to the buffer through the various pickup combinations and some effects. I hit record and got about 9 minutes of some various things. The buffer is very responsive and musical, especially on certain effects, like an overdrive or a wah pedal; the CAE buffer sounds harsher to me now (although it is in a different guitar with the same pickups).

Great job, Waldo! If I were building another guitar, I would opt for this buffer.

If anyone can stand to listen to another 9 minutes of aimless E7 noodling ... LOL

http://www.playingdead.net/waldo0609.mp3

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:52 am
by RiverRat
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Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:24 am
by playingdead
LOL

That's the band playing there Saturday. Be a good photo for our website.

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:18 pm
by tigerstrat
Here's my "Tiger-Strat" with the Waldo buffer (I still like to refer to it as the "TUGB"). These vids were shot at the Oregon Country Fair, Main Stage Meadow, last Saturday for the Teddy Bear Picnic, the end-of-Fair-season family potluck. (they use a temporary stage for this event, as the Main Stage gets put away for the season.)

Stranger
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Music
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Eyes
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Here's hoping the YouTube tags do what they are supposed to... <EDIT> ahhh thanks River, I was unfamilar with embeddishment

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:17 pm
by RiverRat
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Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:35 pm
by Counterstriker
Nice stuff! Could I get dimensions of it? I'm about to route my Electronic cavity. 8)

~Thanks

Re: Waldo's buffer and my Tiger

PostPosted:Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:21 pm
by hogan
Counterstriker wrote:Nice stuff! Could I get dimensions of it? I'm about to route my Electronic cavity. 8)

~Thanks

Get all your parts together before routing anything. Down to the last screw. Remember you're building a guitar and not just a series of work-arounds in the shape of a guitar. Don't let the impatiance of youth get the best of you.
~MJH