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Fetish Buffer


Dazatronyx Fetish Buffer*
*Silver enclosures all sold. All buffers will be in black powder coat now.


Restore your instrument's original tone. I don't want to sell you on the merits of when and where a buffer is useful, but if you know that you need one, this does the job perfectly! The Fetish Buffer uses only a single low-noise field-effect-transistor to minimise overall signal processing.



  • New-old-stock discrete field-effect transistor technology.
  • Full audio band frequency response.
  • Fast action 3PDT true bypass foot switch.
  • Noiseless biasing.
  • Durable powder coated finish.
  • Extra thick, Hammond aluminum enclosure.
  • Highest quality components and construction.
  • Five year warranty + manual.



*Silver enclosures all sold. All buffers will be in black powder coat now.

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Positioning buffers

Where should buffers be positioned in the signal chain? Some pedals such as fuzzes and boosters have simple circuits and will only voice correctly when they are positioned first in the signal chain, before any buffering pedals. This is because they are expecting to see the output impendence of a pickup at their input. Always try using buffers after fuzzes and old style boosters unless you have a tone-suck wah before it and need to repolish the signal.

It's often important to have buffers at the end of the signal chain as well as the front to minimize treble drop off along the final cable to your amplifier. Modern solid-state amplifiers will often have a buffered input and won't benefit much from this. Similarly, if you have lots of commercial 'Boss' style pedals which have buffered switching then you may not find benefit. Old-style players with valve state amplification and true bypass pedals may expect a pleasant surprise to hear the instrument's original shimmer restored and the signal now fighting external noises. Many volume pedals and distortion pedals are not properly buffered after tone stacks and volume pots which can cause signal drop-off when run in series.

Keeping those notes in mind, try every position to find where you can most benefit from buffering before assuming one final spot is only the best.



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