True Bypass pedals are great. But if you use a lot of them on your board, you may need a quality analog buffer, like the TC Electronic BonaFide, to get your treble back. The same is true for long runs of cable: if your total run is greater than 20' and you notice your tone getting muddy, sticking the BonaFide Buffer into your chain can keep your bypassed signal sounding like you're plugged straight into an amp. This pedal-sized box is compact and easy to stick on a pedalboard or throw in a case for crisp, clear tone wherever you play. Music Experience guitarists and bassists appreciate the silk screened front panel, which gives the BonaFide a hand-painted boutique pedal look.
BONAFIDE BUFFER is the sonic remedy that will free your tone of any treble-sucking constraints put upon it by long cable runs. Just slam this high-quality, no-nonsense tone tool on your pedalboard and get ready to bask in your tone as it was meant to be. Transparent, crisp, alive and all you!
• High-Quality analog buffer
• Run long cables without any signal degradation
• Power failure mode - Automatically switches to True Bypass if power gets cut.
If you hadn’t already guessed it, we love pedals and effects. They’re fun, inspiring and can completely define your sound. Sadly, the more you add, the more cables you have to use. In the end this makes you sound like you’ve plugged into a wet blanket, instead of your gorgeous-sounding amp. By turning your guitar’s high impedance output into low impedance, BonaFide Buffer opens up the tonal floodgates, so your tone can flow strong and freely through your entire signal chain.
In order for a buffer to deliver the goods, it needs to be able to build up a lot of signal strength (high input impedance) and then release all of that power effortlessly (low output impedance). BonaFide Buffer’s 1M ohm input and 100 ohm output secures exactly those goals and enables you to have obscenely long cable runs, while still maintaining optimum signal strength. But With great input impedance comes great noise though, right? No, not with BonaFide Buffer. With a >112dB signal to noise ratio and a Total Harmonic Distortion rating at 0.001%, this beautiful utility box has cut away all the downsides of a buffer and simply leaves you with the upside of an unaltered you.
Even though BonaFide Buffer is pretty straight forward, we’ve included one extra feature that could prove a real lifesaver during a gig. BonaFide Buffer has a built-in intelligent bypass relay, which automatically switches it from buffered to true bypass if its power suddenly gets cut. So no matter how chaotic it gets on stage, your tone will always be heard. Now that you can’t blame your gear if something goes wrong, just blame the drummer (like the rest of us).