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Sunday, 16 October 2016 13:28

Genesis Buffer Pedal - A sparkle to your tone

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Genesis Buffer Pedal Genesis Buffer Pedal Krachwerke

Built in Scotland Buffer Pedal. No tone colouring, RF Rejection, high-Z to Low-Z. The Genesis Buffer pedal is designed and built by SineEffects for Krachwerke. It is a small, durable and high quality signal buffer for guitars and basses. It changes the signal from your pickups to a Low Impedance signal which allows your signal to be sparklingly healthy and travel along longer leads without high frequency (and thus tone loss) loss. It also filters ultra high frequencies via RF Rejection and is very small as to not waste space on your pedalboard. It does this without colouring the tone or any tone-suck.

The Genesis Buffer also pumps up the voltage to increase the headroom of your signal. This prevents distortion. For easy operation it is always on and uses standard 9v DC centre negative power supply.

This is a high quality, hand built in Scotland reliable buffer pedal for your pedal board.


Genesis Buffer pedal SPECS:
Input voltage: 9V DC
Polarity: Centre-negative (standard for most pedals)
Current draw: ~14mA
Input impedance: >1 megaohm (1M)
Output impedance: 100 ohms
Voltage swing (headroom): ~12vpp
Dimensions: 51x51x32mm

- Small size saves space on your packed pedal board
- Voltage is increased inside the pedal for more headroom
- High-end analogue chip
- Low output impedance
- highs with no tone colouration
- Radio frequency (RF) rejection
- Heavily-tested and heavily-played!

Read more about buffers here:
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Genesis Buffer top view

Genesis Buffer guts shotBackground:

The trend to only want true bypass pedals has brought a new problem to the world of guitar sound and pedal boards. High end frequency loss is a real problem if you have long leads and a long pedal chain (non-buffered pedals to be precise).

The signal from your pickups is 'high-impedance' and does not carry very far. It also has the problem that long leads cause the high frequencies to deteriorate in strength. It is literally filtered out over distance. The typical distance that has acceptable high frequency loss is around 5 meters. Beyond that the loss becomes audible.

A buffer does a few things. In some cases it brings back the sparkle or high frequencies. But its main job is to change the signal from a high-Z to low-Z (high impedance to low impedance). The main reason to do this is because low-Z travels further without loss. A good buffer does this without colouring the tone. The Krachwerke Genesis buffer does exactly this.

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