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TC Electronic Bonafide Buffer Pedal



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    Product Description

    If you are fan of using a large quantity of pedals or you need to use long cables on stage, you probably have noticed what is commonly known as tone sucking. As your guitar travels through more pedals and more cables you get a lot of high end rolloff which just ruins your bright and powerful tones. If you are experiencing that then you need a high quality buffer like the small and mighty TC Electronic Bonafide Buffer.

    Pure, Simple Tone

    The best buffer in the world is the one you don't even notice is there. By transforming your high impedance guitars signal in to a stronger low impedance signal you don't suffer that annoying high end rolloff that ruins your perfectly crafted tone. That is the goal of the Bonafide buffer. No fancy bells and whistles, no footswitches or complex setup. Just plug in to where it sounds best in your rig and get the best tone that your gear can produce.

    True/Buffered Bypass

    As the name suggests buffer pedals have a buffered bypass. The only issue is that if your pedalboard power goes for some reason you would normally lose your entire signal going to your amp. The bonafide buffer has both a buffered and true bypass switch built in however meaning that when the power is cut it instantly switches to true bypass mode so your signal can continue to get to the rest of your pedalboard.

    Here's what TC Electronic say about the Bonafide Buffer

    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).

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    Customer Reviews


    9 reviews





    Mr Steven Foy29th Sep 2021

    My signal chain on my board is now very clear!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer25th Feb 2021

    It works, what more can I say?

    Dan T19th Jul 2020

    great addition to my overly complex pedal board ... cleared up my tone nicely when place after my distortion and overdrive pedals.

    Value 5Looks 3Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr John Mitchell - Fox21st May 2020

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Brian Thompson25th Oct 2019

    Great quality sound and build at a great price. Perfect for my needs.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer12th Jun 2019

    Seems like a nice little device. does the trick. I'm not sure if it's adding a lot of colour to the tone as I haven't completed an A vs B test, however, is small, compact and easy... and affordable. if there is some colouring, it's minimal.

    Mr. Fabrizio Busi30th Nov 2016

    Funziona a dovere funziona a dovere

    Bill24th Jun 2016

    Well I watched the TC Electronic video on line and decided to carry our my own test before purchasing this unit as I do not use 100ft of cable! I was amazed at the difference between the sound of my normal signal path and a straight through, direct one. So I took the plunge and purchase one. When I connected it up the difference was a marked improvement and well worth the cost of this buffer. I would recommend this unit to anyone with either a 100ft cable run (!) or even mine which is a bout 20ft plus the route through about six pedals.

    Trusted Customer18th May 2016

    Does what it says on the tin

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