The Buffer - Buffer kit

Item number: 216

Category: Tools


starting from 11,50 €

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Shipping time: 3-7 Working days


The Buffer is a discrete Buffer which can be built in 3 different variations. You can build it as a germanium-, silicon-, or FET-Version.

This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal.

Not included in the kit, but also good to have:

  • Aluminium enclosure: select one from top.
  • 9V battery or DC power supply
  • Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling

Instrument: Guitar
Effect-Type: Tool, Add-On

Build documents

Installation guide: Installation guide

Schematic and pcb: Schematic

Wiring layout: Wiring

Parts list (BOM): Parts list

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1 from 1 Customers found the following product review helpful
5 from 5 The device you thought you didnt need

If you have a pedalboard >10 FX, get one of these... the FET version is a really good one for my taste...

., 05.08.2017
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3 from 5 Not as neutral as I hoped

I just put the JFet version together this afternoon. No problem with the instructions that is very easy, just didnt get how the refs were working for the big white capas but a quick look on the pictures and thats it.
But after measurements (done with exciting coils on guitar pickups) I was a little disappointed: there is a good dB of loss on the entire spectrum and this is definitely not full HiZ (we would expect 1M input impedance for a buffer usually?). So it is not bad per say, maybe this is even better for use with a cable so the natural increase of the resonance due to the presence of the cable will be damped, for people just putting a buffer permanently at the beginning of their pedal board for example. But myself I like to keep things separated and I already deal with that in my onboard electronics or with supplementary dedicated boxes, and I like to enable/disable the buffer depending the configuration I am using etc, to cancel the presence of cable only when desired for example... so I was just expecting a purely neutral buffer... Maybe I will try the other versions perhaps they work a little differently...

., 27.11.2022
Total entries: 1

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