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TC Electronic BonaFide Buffer

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Analog Buffer with 1-Mohm Input/100-ohm Output Impedance and Intelligent Bypass Relay with True Bypass Output
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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.

TC Electronic BonaFide Analog Buffer at a Glance:

  • Fights treble loss through long cable runs
  • Maintains tonal integrity on pedalboards
  • Helps your guitar or bass sound like it's plugged straight into the amp
  • 1-Mohm input, 100-ohm output
  • Intelligent bypass relay switches to True Bypass if power gets cut
  • Part of the Richard Bona line of TC pedals
  • Compact size is easy to fit on any board

    What TC Electronic Says...

    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.

    Salvage Your Sound

    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.

    Simply Spec(s)tacular

    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.

    Failure is Not an Option

    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).

      TC Electronic BonaFide Analog Buffer Features:

      • Ultra-compact analog buffer features a high-quality tone tool to protect your valuable guitar tone
      • Play through long cable runs and convoluted pedal boards without any tone loss or signal distortion
      • Superior analog buffering turns 1 MΩ guitar output into a tone-saving 100 Ω low impedance and low noise signal
      • Intelligent bypass relay automatically switches to true bypass if power is cut so your signal still comes through
      • Sturdy die-cast metal case designed for life on the road
      • Extra-small enclosure easily fits on any pedal board
      • High-quality components to give you outstanding tone protection
      • 3-Year Warranty Program*
      • Designed and engineered in Denmark
      Get direct-to-amp guitar and bass tone with the TC Electronic BonaFide Buffer!
          Pedal Type Mini Buffer
          Inputs 1 x Instrument
          Outputs 1 x 1/4"
          Analog/Digital Analog
          Height 1.5"
          Width 2.0"
          Depth 3.75"
          Bypass Switching Intelligent bypass
          Power Source 9V DC power supply required (sold separately)
          Manufacturer Part Number 960821001

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