B-Buff install on a Tone Press

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B-Buff install on a Tone Press

Postby plan-x » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:11 pm

I'm experiencing some high end loss from my pedal board and wanted a buffer near the beginning of the chain. I have chosen to install a B-Buff in my Tone Press which I currently use for a sustainer. It sits near the beginning of the chain and it's off most of the time. I think the bypass option is the way to go. In order to do that where would the blue and white wires be connected to? Between the jack and switch on both sides? The jumper?

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Re: B-Buff install on a Tone Press

Postby David Barber » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:00 am

plan-x wrote:I'm experiencing some high end loss from my pedal board and wanted a buffer near the beginning of the chain. I have chosen to install a B-Buff in my Tone Press which I currently use for a sustainer. It sits near the beginning of the chain and it's off most of the time. I think the bypass option is the way to go. In order to do that where would the blue and white wires be connected to? Between the jack and switch on both sides? The jumper?

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Remove the jumper and install to the footswitch terminals. The left side is the input, and the right side it output. Try not to overheat the switch, 700 degree iron, keep the tip super clean with this:

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Or a sponge if you don't have the good stuff.
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Re: B-Buff install on a Tone Press

Postby plan-x » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:09 pm

Awesome! Thanks David. No sweat. And if by some reason I overheat the 3PDT, I have a spare. The trim pot came cranked all the way clockwise, is that nominal or full attenuation?
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Mesa Boogie Lonestar Classic 2x12 combo / Traynor YCV-40 head conv / Cabs 1x12's, Detuned 2x12's (Stereo rig)

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Re: B-Buff install on a Tone Press

Postby David Barber » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:36 pm

That pedal looks a little older, so the solder is "leaded". Turn the trim full counter clockwise to start, you will never match the output of the full clockwise B-Buff with the T Press output.
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Re: B-Buff install on a Tone Press

Postby plan-x » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:35 pm

Yeah, I didn't want to cook my board. What's the significance of "Leaded" solder?
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Mesa Boogie Lonestar Classic 2x12 combo / Traynor YCV-40 head conv / Cabs 1x12's, Detuned 2x12's (Stereo rig)

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Re: B-Buff install on a Tone Press

Postby David Barber » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:06 am

plan-x wrote:Yeah, I didn't want to cook my board. What's the significance of "Leaded" solder?


Ummm, it has lead in it? :shock:

It's a good idea to use the proper matching solder, lead should not be used on a RoHS tip. I'm guessing you have a leaded setup and leaded solder. We don't use lead anymore for obvious reasons, but most hobbyist in the USA still use it. Just wash your hands before you start shoving Doritos in your face! :D
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