We are all aware that buffer pedals come under a lot of criticism, while all true-bypass pedals are more likely to be welcomed with open arms, regardless of the fact that you could argue the vast majority are poorly designed, causing unwelcome bangs each and every time they are engaged.
The truth is, like everything, there are good widgets and many more less-than-perfect ones. So what has this got to do with the BigShot MIX we hear you ask? Read on friends!
The Radial Engineering Tonebone Big Shot mix FX Loop Insert Pedal solves this problem by allowing you the player to send your direct signal straight to your amp and tune in the desired amount of effect directly from your pedal. This ensures the main signal from your guitar does not go through the pedal, (only through the BigShot MIX). But you must note the only way you can take two signals and mix them together is by creating a mixer and a mixer is in fact, made up of buffers, in which Radial manufacture some great sounding ones!
Here's what Radial say about the Radial Engineering Tonebone Big Shot mix FX Loop Insert Pedal:
At last, a device that allows you to mix the direct sound of an instrument with effects the same way that a professional mixing console lets you add reverb to a dry vocal. The BigShot MIX is designed for the more demanding guitar or bass player that wants to introduce cool effects pedals to the signal path without the noise and artefacts caused by their 'less than ideal' circuitry and cheap buffers.
The MIX begins with 100% discreet, pure class-A circuitry to ensure the natural tone of the instrument is maintained. On the connector panel, a simple effects loop with send and return ¼” jacks make connecting easy. A recessed MIX control lets you adjust and set the exact balance between your dry sound and the effect. Best of all, the natural tone of the instrument is maintained.
Like all Radial pedals the MIX is made road tough with 14 gauge steel construction, double sided PC board and a heavy duty footswitch.
The BigShot MIX effects mixer – an industry first by the mad scientists at Radial.
- Lets you mix any effect into your signal path
- Class-A circuit retains natural tone of instrument
- Buffered loop to reduce pedal noise
- Compact and rugged for pedalboards
- Bright LED status indicator