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Re: Pedalboard tone suckage woes

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Bg wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:46 am
Kiwiaxe wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 4:40 am I’ve had bad experiences with pedals like switch blade sucking tone. I fixed (at the time) by using a boss tuner as the first pedal because it is buffered
The irony being that the switchblade has a 'tuner out' :(
Yeah something you never wanna use with a non-buffered ABY!
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Re: Pedalboard tone suckage woes

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jeremyb wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:56 am
Bg wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:46 am
Kiwiaxe wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 4:40 am I’ve had bad experiences with pedals like switch blade sucking tone. I fixed (at the time) by using a boss tuner as the first pedal because it is buffered
The irony being that the switchblade has a 'tuner out' :(
Yeah something you never wanna use with a non-buffered ABY!
Probably a dumb Q, but you're powering up the switchblade yeah? Splitting your signal with a passive A/B would surely drop your signal.
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Ignore that comment. I googled it and it's a completely passive unit. So yeah, a buffer ahead of the switcher (after the germanium fuzz).
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Re: Pedalboard tone suckage woes

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Miza wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 7:15 am
jeremyb wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:56 am
Bg wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:46 am

The irony being that the switchblade has a 'tuner out' :(
Yeah something you never wanna use with a non-buffered ABY!
Probably a dumb Q, but you're powering up the switchblade yeah? Splitting your signal with a passive A/B would surely drop your signal.
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Miza wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 7:15 am
jeremyb wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:56 am
Bg wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:46 am

The irony being that the switchblade has a 'tuner out' :(
Yeah something you never wanna use with a non-buffered ABY!
Probably a dumb Q, but you're powering up the switchblade yeah? Splitting your signal with a passive A/B would surely drop your signal.
It won't drop the signal on A/B switching unless you engage Y or have something on the tuner out :thumbup:
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Re: Pedalboard tone suckage woes

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I disconnected the tuner out as the first thing I tested...
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Plug your second lead into the tuner out, it should be just in parallel to the input, see if that makes any difference?
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Maybe just install a buffer inside the pedal?
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switchblade has major tone suckage, have to say. Tuner in front killed it.
Now need to deal to the rest of the pedalboard :)
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I found the Switchblade really bad for tone - I swapped it for a Radial Bigshot ABY which sounds a hell of a lot better.

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Darth Sabbathi wrote: Thu Oct 19, 2023 4:03 pm I found the Switchblade really bad for tone - I swapped it for a Radial Bigshot ABY which sounds a hell of a lot better.
Yeah I'm switching between normal rig and synth rig, and synth rig is a muck about thing so not wanting to spend big. Tuner in front will do the job for the time being.
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Active (buffered) ABY for people who care about tone.
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