The world of guitar is, like most things in life, full of strange buzzwords and mis-information. In this article we’ll focus on one of the most controversial of these terms: true bypass. By the end, you should understand exactly what it is, what it does, and why you do (or do not) want it in your pedals.
“Do I need a buffer?” It’s one of the most confounding questions on guitarist’s minds on the Seymour Duncan User Group Forums and elsewhere. Truth be told, there is no easy one-size-fits-all answer, but there are a few simple things you can try to figure out what your rig needs, and what it doesn’t.