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Mesa/Boogie Flux-Five Pedal

$299.00

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Flux Five Pedal

Overview:
The FLUX-FIVE™ Powerful new EQ version adds our classic Five Band Graphic EQ and footswitchable HI/LO performance Modes featuring separate OUTPUT LEVEL controls to the already versatile FLUX-DRIVE™ package for increased shaping power and enhanced stylistic versatility.

The reception for the FLUX-DRIVE’s fat, smooth, expressive gain has been outstanding among Artists and players alike, and with critical praise backing that up around the globe, it was an obvious recipient for the enhanced power of our Five Band EQ. Introducing the FLUX-FIVE overdrive, a supercharged version of our popular FLUX-DRIVE that features a shrunk-to-size version of our classic Five Band Graphic EQ and new added versatility thanks to footswitchable HI/LO performance Modes. The LO Gain Mode is the original FLUX-DRIVE in every way and now on this wider platform a new higher gain version of this soulful sound appears in the HI Mode. The Graphic EQ allows the popular “V-Curve” EQ setting to be applied to its layers of thick gain creating a huge, wide Heavy Rock or Metal sound that still retains the FLUX’s warm character. The original TREBLE and BASS rotary EQ controls can be used to dial in global enhancements and the combination of the two EQ styles produces signature sounds for any genre.

The Graphic EQ can be applied to both HI and LO Gain Modes enabling you to have a global EQ curve or it can be applied to either gain Mode separately allowing you to have two “preset” sounds with different EQ shapes and gain signatures to switch between. A HI TRIM pot allows the volume level of HI to be adjusted in relation to the original LO (FLUX-DRIVE) Mode. However you choose to utilize all this potential, the warm rich FLUX-FIVE overdrive is sure to inspire you and bring out your best.


PRODUCT FEATURES:

Designed and Handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA

  • True Bypass On/Off Footswitch bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • HI/LO Footswitch provides instant access between HI & LO (Gain) Modes for greater musical versatility
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of vocal-overdrive, dynamic to sustaining
  • Bass & Treble Controls provide +/- 12db of EQ boost or cut for exceptional overall tone shaping
  • 5-Band Graphic EQ provides Auto-Assignability to either Mode (HI or LO) via Independent On/Off Switches and Mesa’s legendary tone-shaping power with +/- 12db of boost or cut at 80Hz, 240Hz, 750Hz, 2.2Khz and 6.6Khz
  • HI Trim Level Control with LED Indicator provides an Independent Level Boost when HI Mode is activated
  • Master Level Control provides an overall variable range of signal boost up to +20db
  • On/Off Status LED with Dual Color LED’s to indicate the active Mode (LO = Yellow / HI = Red)
  • 9V Battery Powered or Externally Powered (optional) via External Power Supply Input Jack
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20 db)

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions (W/D/H): 5.78" x 4.76" x 2.30" (146.8mm x 121mm x 58.4mm) 

  • Weight: 1.7lbs (771g) with battery, 1.6lbs (725.7g) without battery
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (one)

  • Power Consumption (Current Draw): 9VDC/25mA
  • External Power Supply (Not Included): 
  • WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER plug polarity and a jack plug size of 2.1mm x 5.5mm.
  • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
  • Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
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Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst Overdrive Pedal

$179.00

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Tone-Burst

Overview:
The TONE-BURST™ Boost/Overdrive offers a virtually transparent gain range usually associated with “clean” boost pedals. However, the TONE-BURST has enough gain to boost your guitar to the threshold of clip and slightly beyond, making it far more useful for a variety of applications. It’s incredibly powerful for adding boost, drive and/or EQ to any guitar and amp combination. Whether using it as a utility to boost the output of single coils to match a humbucker or as a subtle overdrive when a standard overdrive may be too much, the TONE-BURST is an incredibly useful and expressive pedal that makes the best things sound even better!


PRODUCT FEATURES:

Designed and Hand-Built in Petaluma, California, USA

  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of boost or mild overdrive
  • Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20db
  • Bass & Treble Controls provide +/- 12db of EQ boost or cut for exceptional tone shaping
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered or optional AC Powered via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20 db)


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions (W/D/H): 2.87" x 4.77" x 2.28" (73mm x 122mm x 58mm)
  • Weight: 0.802lbs (364g) with battery, 0.702lbs (319g) without battery
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (one)
  • Power Consumption (Current Draw): 9VDC/15mA
  • WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER plug polarity and a jack plug size of 2.1mm x 5.5mm.
  • Input Impedance: 2M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
  • Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
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Mesa/Boogie Cab Clone Cabinet Simulator 8 Ohm

$299.00

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Mesa/Boogie Cab Clone

CABCLONE™ - Cabinet Simulator with Built-In Amp Load & Headphone Output

The CABCLONE™ is a passive Cabinet Simulator/Speaker+Mic alternative for use with Guitar amplifiers that allows direct interface of your guitar amp’s Speaker Output with a mixing console, microphone preamp or even direct to your converters (recorder). It’s also a Compensated Headphone Driver that delivers a great sounding, great feeling Headphone-friendly version of your amp’s Tone that’s perfect for late night practice sessions or anytime you want to play without others listening.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

CABCLONE™ - Cabinet Simulator with Internal Amp Load & Headphone Output

  • Designed and Handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA
  • Passive Design – No Power Supply Required
  • Built-In Internal Amp Load FOR AMPS RATED 150 WATTS OR LESS (auto-activates when no cable is connected to “Thru” Output)
  • 1/4" “Input” Jack (receives signal from amp's speaker output)
  • 1/4" “Thru” Output Jack (defeats to Internal Load when no cable is connected)
  • 3-Position Cabinet Voicing Switch - Open-Back, Closed-Back & Vintage Closed-Back Cabinet Simulations
  • Variable -30 to +4db DI Output Level Control with presets for Dynamic Mic Level (-30db), Instrument Level (-10db) & Line Level (+4db)
  • Balanced XLR Direct Output (controlled by the Variable DI Output Level Control)
  • Independent 1/4" +4 Line Level “Slave” Output Jack (exact signal from amp's speaker output, non-simulated)
  • Compensated Headphone Output Jack (defeats balanced outputs when used)
  • Phase Switch – Normal (In) or Reverse (180°)
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • Removable Tilt-Back Stand (for use over an amp handle)


FORMATS:

  • 4 Ohm – For amps rated 150 watts or less
  • 8 Ohm (standard) – For amps rated 150 watts or less
  • 16 Ohm – For amps rated 150 watts or less


WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions: (W/D/H): 6.7" x 6.40" x 2.30" without tilt-back stand (3.30” with tilt back stand) 170.18mm x 162.56mm x 58.42mm without tilt-back stand (83.82” with tilt back stand)
  • Weight: 2.4lbs (1.09Kg) WITH Tilt-Back Stand
/ 2.3lbs (1.04Kg) WITHOUT Tilt-Back Stand 


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Mesa/Boogie Grid Slammer Overdrive Pedal

$179.00

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Grid Slammer

Overview:
The GRID SLAMMER™ Overdrive is an overdrive pedal that produces a variable boost in gain over a wide range with a classic, guitar-centric midrange bump that enhances many different playing styles. It’s a true overdrive “specialist” that covers an amazing array of what many top players consider the most expressive and musical ranges of overdrive. From sweet, subtle breakup to a harmonically smoldering overdrive that can both sting and sing, the GRID SLAMMER sets a new bar in legendary overdrive!


PRODUCT FEATURES:
Designed and Hand-Built in Petaluma, California, USA

  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of vintage breakup or classic overdrive
  • Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20db
  • Tone Control balances the amount of high frequencies
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered or optional AC Powered via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20 db)


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions: (W/D/H): 2.87" x 4.77" x 2.28" (73mm x 122mm x 58mm)
  • Weight: 0.731lbs (332g) with battery, 0.631lbs (287g) without battery
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (one)
  • Power Consumption (Current Draw): 9VDC/15mA
  • External Power Supply (Not Included): 
  • WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER plug polarity and a jack plug size of 2.1mm x 5.5mm.
  • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
  • Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
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Mesa/Boogie Throttle Box Distortion Pedal

$199.00

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Throttle Box

Overview:
The THROTTLE BOX™ Distortion serves up all genres of ROCK with cut and aggression, but retains the signature warmth and organic sonic quality found in all our instruments. While its main strengths lie in higher-gain sounds, it’s also versatile and the lower gain options shouldn’t be overlooked for classic rock or howling blues. It also features a unique Mid Cut that scoops out midrange to produce the signature Boogie “V” EQ-curve that so many artists have employed in our amps to create the world’s heaviest guitar tones!


PRODUCT FEATURES:
Designed and Hand-Built in Petaluma, California, USA

  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of classic to modern high-gain
  • Lo/High Gain Switch provides classic crunch to modern meltdown
  • Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20db
  • Tone Control balances the amount of high frequencies
  • Mid-Cut Control provides powerful mid-scoop for modern high-gain styles
  • Internal EQ-Boost Switch provides added style/voicing option
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered or optional AC Powered via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20 db)


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions (W/D/H): 2.87" x 4.77" x 2.28" (73mm x 122mm x 58mm)
  • Weight: 0.865lbs (393g) with battery, 0.765lbs (347g) without battery
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (one)
  • Power Consumption (Current Draw): 9VDC/25mA
  • External Power Supply (Not Included): 
  • WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER plug polarity and a jack plug size of 2.1mm x 5.5mm.
  • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
  • Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
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Mesa/Boogie Five-Band Graphic EQ Pedal

$249.00

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Five-Band Graphic EQ Pedal


Overview:
Boogie® Five-Band Graphic - Legendary “Boogie” 5-Band Graphic EQ in a Pedal! For well over four decades now the Boogie Five Band Graphic EQ has been at the heart of chart topping guitar sounds and it’s hard to ignore the impact its now-classic “V-Curve” has had on modern guitar sounds and popular music. Now we offer this powerful tool in a stand alone pedal format that packs the same shaping power and hand-built in Petaluma, CA quality as those found in our high-end amplifiers.

In the early ’70s Boogie® sounds were most associated with singing, vocal-inspired lead work as Artists learned the newfound possibilities of its high gain tube preamp and it’s game-changing sustain. The Graphic EQ aboard most fully loaded “Hun-Revs” of the day found their sliders set for a subtle widening effect or enhanced Bass response to mimic bigger cabinets with the little 1x12 combo. As the era of Classic Rock faded and the dawn of Metal appeared on the horizon in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, the potential power of this on-board tool began to be fully realized. Graphic-loaded MARK II™ Boogies became the norm and most of these on-board EQs were used to scoop the mids to extreme levels while boosting lows and highs and this “V-Curve” became a new standard... the “other sound” (non-Brit) in Hard Rock and Metal.

Since then MARK III™, MARK IV™ and MARK V™ Boogies all have their place in Rock history through iconic Artists and the Graphic EQ has been an integral part of their sound. The Five Band Graphic EQ aboard the current MARK V Boogie is again at the forefront of emerging styles as a whole new generation crafts their own unique brand of heavy sounds in Djent and Nu-Metal genres. Now we’re proud to introduce the stand-alone Pedal version of this piece of Rock history built with the same quality parts and handmade in our Petaluma facility. Now you can incorporate this powerful shaping tool into any setup (including non-guitar applications) whether in the Front End or in an Effects Loop and create your own unique signature Tones. The same long-throw Sliders are used to achieve maximum resolution and finite adjustment. Both INPUT and OUTPUT LEVEL Controls are fitted to ensure optimum matching of both your Source and Destination regardless of your application. Whether used in front of your amplifier’s Input or in your Effects Loop, it gives you a footswitchable Tone option you can employ on demand. And when it’s not engaged, your sound is pure and unaltered thanks to the Hard Bypass Feature.

The Boogie Five Band Graphic runs on one 9 Volt battery and can also be powered by a standard DC Wall Transformer. Now this affordable package brings the power of the Boogie Five Band Graphic and its classic “V-Curve” Tone–as well as near-limitless other Tone possibilities–to players of all experience levels, musical needs and amplifier brands in a small pedal board-friendly format that’s hand-built in the USA using the finest materials. Boogie-ize your rig!


PRODUCT FEATURES:

Designed and Handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA

  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Input Level Control provides Unity Gain Detent and ability to boost by +6db or cut by -40db
  • Output Level Control provides Unity Gain Detent and ability to boost by +6db or cut by -40db
  • Slider Controls provide Mesa’s legendary tone-shaping power with +/- 12db of boost or cut at 80Hz, 240Hz, 750Hz, 2.2Khz and 6.6Khz
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered or Externally Powered (optional) via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20db)


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions (W/D/H): 5.78" x 4.76" x 2.30" (146.8mm x 121mm x 58.4mm)
  • Weight: 1.6lbs (725.7g) with battery, 1.5lbs (680.4g) without battery
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (one)
  • Power Consumption (Current Draw): 9VDC/25mA
  • External Power Supply (Not Included): 
  • WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER plug polarity and a jack plug size of 2.1mm x 5.5mm.
  • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
  • Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
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Mesa/Boogie High-Wire Dual Buffer & Output Boost

$199.00

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High-Wire Dual Buffer & Output Boost


Overview
The HIGH-WIRE™ is our Dual Buffer and Line Driver in a one-stop solution that addresses both Input and Output challenges in the same space saving chassis. Between Instrument and pedals, it provides a stable, consistent load for your guitar’s pickups, ensuring your signal arrives at the first pedal intact and full of Tone. From Pedal Board to the amplifier, it not only buffers the signal, ensuring optimum impedance loading and performance, but also allows for increased signal levels for extra long cable runs via the built-in Line Driver (Footswitchable Boost) feature. As with the Stowaway, all buffer circuitry is 100% discrete Class-A. The HIGH-WIRE also incorporates a fixed +3dB BOOST on a top mounted mini-toggle. The Footswitch is Dual Function and allows both the variable BOOST when hit once and a MUTE when held for a second. The HIGH-WIRE is the ultimate all-in-one Pedal Board signal loss remedy and will remove your tightrope Tone walk once and for all.


Full Details

HIGH-WIRE™ FEATURES

  • Made in Petaluma, California with the World’s Finest Materials
  • 100% Discrete Class-A STOWAWAY™ Input Buffer Circuit
  • Provides the tone & feel of plugging directly into a high-quality tube amp
  • RFI Filtering minimizes radio-frequency interference and noise
  • Segregated Send & Return Effects Loop provides guitar AND amp with a resolute load and source for the most consistent tone and feel possible
  • Integrated CLEARLINK™ Output Line Driver with +3db Level Comp Switch – Capable of driving long ¼” cable runs directly to your amp’s input
  • Tuner Output – Provides an “always on” buffered output separate from the main signal chain to feed tuner
  • Dual Function Boost/Mute (Tune) Footswitch – Press on/off to activate Boost – Press and hold to activate Mute/Tune
  • Variable, Footswitchable Boost Control from Unity up to +22db of Output Boost
  • Boost On/Off Status LED
  • Mute (Tune) On/Off Status LED
  • 9VDC External Power Jack Input (power supply not included)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohm
  • Input Buffer Design: Discrete Class-A (MESA Stowaway™)
  • Output Buffer Design: High-Speed, Low Noise Op-Amp (MESA Clearlink™)
  • Nominal Operating Voltage: 9VDC
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 12VDC
  • Typical Current Draw: 55mA @ 9VDC
  • DC Adapter (not included): WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER and a 2.1mm x 5.5mm Barrel Plug
  • Weight: 0.743 lbs (337g)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 2.48 x 4.48 x 2.06 inch (63 x 114 x 52 mm)
  • NOTE: Due to efforts for continual improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice.

FAQs

Can I use the HIGH-WIRE™ DUAL BUFFER/OUTPUT BOOST for my bass?

  • Yes you can!

I’m using a switched-mode power adapter/supply (SMPS) and hear a high pitch “whine”, why is that?

  • Some of these SMPS adapters are noisier than others, especially those that aren’t from a reputable or brand-name MI manufacturer. Another reason could be that you’re trying to run to many devices from a single adapter. Though many of them have a high current output and tout being able to power many devices, doing so can result in the development and/or increase of noise, for some reason. If this is happening, we recommend either trying another adapter, or better yet - using a universal pedalboard power supply with enough isolated outputs to power every device on your pedalboard individually; better power = less noise = more tone!

What’s the maximum length of cable I can use between my guitar and the HIGH-WIRE™ DUAL BUFFER/OUTPUT BOOST’s input?

  • Always aim for the best quality and shortest length possible shielded 1/4” TS instrument cable between the guitar and buffer, but also keep in mind that zero capacitance is not ideal, or practical. It’s safe to say that there’s no way a pickup has been designed without expecting there to be some length of cable, and therefore capacitance, hanging off the output of a guitar. A certain amount of cable capacitance is good, and necessary! We’re not trying to eliminate it, but we are trying to control and prevent it from changing unexpectedly. So if you can afford it, experiment with a variety of brands and lengths, to fine-tune the tone, until you find what suits your tone best! There’s no one-size-fits-all cable length, but generally speaking shorter cables will yield a brighter tone, and longer cables will yield a darker tone. Once again the key is consistency, so when you’ve made your choice, always use the same cable.

I would like to use a vintage fuzz pedal, but have been told that they don’t work well with buffered signals, is this true?

  • These pedals will function and sound differently when connected directly to the guitar because they are meant to be fed with a high-impedance signal source, as opposed to a low-impedance signal source, which is why they need to be used first in the signal path. It’s recommended that such pedals either be modified with true-bypass switching, if not already so equipped, or used in conjunction with a true-bypass loop-box to ensure the pedal is completely bypassed when not in use.

Where exactly is the MUTE circuit located within the HIGH-WIRE™ DUAL BUFFER/OUTPUT BOOST?

  • The MUTE circuit is located at the SEND jack. This allows for any time-based effect pedals such as a delay, echo and/or reverb, to trail-off naturally when the MUTE is activated, instead of ending abruptly.

What’s the maximum length of cable that the HIGHWIRE ™ DUAL BUFFER/OUTPUT BOOST can drive?

  • Cable runs to a back-line amplifier between 20-100ft should not be an issue, but ultimately the maximum length will be determined by the construction quality of the cable and/or how “noisy” the venue is where the gear is being used. As mentioned elsewhere; “...when using shielded 1/4” TS instrument cables, always aim for the best quality and shortest length possible…”

Can I use the HIGH-WIRE™ DUAL BUFFER/OUTPUT BOOST as a 3-way splitter for two amps and a tuner?

  • You certainly can, but keep in mind that under some circumstances, the drive capabilities of the SEND and TUNER jacks might not be as robust as the OUTPUT jack. Additionally, the SEND, TUNER and OUTPUT jacks are not transformer isolated, so it would be necessary to use a CLEARLINK™ CONVERTER/ISO TRANSFORMER in front of one amplifier, to prevent the hum and noise that would occur as a result of the ground loop that’s always created when running multiple amplifiers.

Why wasn’t a transformer isolated output provided, for splitting or ground loop elimination applications?

  • A transformer isolated output was not included in the design for several very good reasons; (i) fact is, the noise immunity and signal integrity provided by a specially designed and shielded audio isolation transformer at the end of a long cable run is far more superior than that provided by a transformer at the beginning, worst-case is it’s just as good (ii) we know from previous buffer/splitter designs that not everyone makes use of a transformer isolated output; so instead of including a great, and very expensive transformer, and of course having to charge for it - we made it optional via our passive CLEARLINK™ CONVERTER/ISO TRANSFORMER (iii) the primary utilitarian design goal of the HIGH-WIRE™ DUAL BUFFER/OUTPUT BOOST was to provide the two constants in every guitar rig, the guitar and amplifier, with a resolute load and source, via its input buffer and output line-driver, respectively (iv) pedalboard real estate - specially designed and shielded audio isolation transformers are not small, so you won’t see (or hear them) in any sub-compact buffers (v) finally, experience has also taught us that a good number of people who start off with signal splitting, soon wish or opt for devices that provide them with the ability to split AND switch each output on and off individually.
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Mesa/Boogie Stowaway Input Buffer

$99.00

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Stowaway Input Buffer


Overview
The Stowaway™ is our compact 100% discrete Class-A Input Buffer solution designed to remedy a whole array of Input challenges caused by a variety of issues. From impedance loading and mismatching, to changes in a pickup’s character and response as a result of varying effect pedals’ input impedance and interconnecting cables’ capacitance, the Stowaway provides the stable, consistent load your instrument needs to sound as intended. While the Stowaway's footprint is small, allowing it to be mounted on the most crowded of pedal boards, its Feature Set is professional and comprehensive. If your signal does any significant traveling, bring along a Stowaway to guard your Tone.


Full Details

STOWAWAY™ Input Buffer

  • Made in Petaluma, California with the World’s Finest Materials
  • 100% Discrete Class-A Circuit
  • Provides the tone & feel of plugging directly into a high-quality tube amp
  • RFI Filtering minimizes radio-frequency interference and noise
  • Provides guitar with a resolute load which segregates it from the many variables on a pedalboard and the long cable run to a back-line amplifier, for consistent tone and feel
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9-18VDC External Power Jack Input (power supply not included)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohm
  • Buffer Design: Discrete Class-A
  • Nominal Operating Voltage: 9-18VDC
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 20VDC
  • Typical Current Draw: 10mA @ 9VDC
  • DC Adapter (not included): WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9-18VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER and a 2.1mm x 5.5mm Barrel Plug
  • Weight: .267 lbs (121.1 g)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1.42 x 3.98 x 1.24 inch (36 x 101 x 32 mm)

FAQs

Can I use the STOWAWAY™ INPUT BUFFER for my bass?

  • Yes you can!

I’m using a switched-mode power adapter/supply (SMPS) and hear a high pitch “whine”, why is that?

  • Some of these SMPS adapters are noisier than others, especially those that aren’t from a reputable or brand-name MI manufacturer. Another reason could be that you’re trying to run to many devices from a single adapter. Though many of them have a high current output and tout being able to power many devices, doing so can result in the development and/ or increase of noise, for some reason. If this is happening, we recommend either trying another adapter, or better yet - using a universal pedalboard power supply with enough isolated outputs to power every device on your pedalboard individually; better power = less noise = more tone!

What’s the maximum length of cable I can use between my guitar and the STOWAWAY™ INPUT BUFFER’s input?

  • Always aim for the best quality and shortest length possible shielded 1/4” TS instrument cable between the guitar and buffer, but also keep in mind that zero capacitance is not ideal, or practical. It’s safe to say that there’s no way a pickup has been designed without expecting there to be some length of cable, and therefore capacitance, hanging off the output of a guitar. A certain amount of cable capacitance is good, and necessary! We’re not trying to eliminate it, but we are trying to control and prevent it from changing unexpectedly. So if you can afford it, experiment with a variety of brands and lengths, to fine-tune the tone, until you find what suits your tone best! There’s no one-size-fits-all cable length, but generally speaking shorter cables will yield a brighter tone, and longer cables will yield a darker tone. Once again the key is consistency, so when you’ve made your choice, always use the same cable.

I would like to use a vintage fuzz pedal, but have been told that they don’t work well with buffered signals, is this true?

  • These pedals will function and sound differently when connected directly to the guitar because they are meant to be fed with a high-impedance signal source, as opposed to a low-impedance signal source, which is why they need to be used first in the signal path. It’s recommended that such pedals either be modified with true-bypass switching, if not already so equipped, or used in conjunction with a true-bypass loop-box to ensure the pedal is completely bypassed when not in use.

Can I use another STOWAWAY™ INPUT BUFFER at the end of my pedalboard to drive a long cable run to my back-line amplifier?

  • Theoretically you could, but we have another device which is better suited as an output line-driver, the CLEARLINK™ BUFFER/BALANCED LINE-DRIVER. It’s capable of driving up to a 330ft/100m balanced or shorter unbalanced cable run, via standard XLR microphone or shielded 1/4” TS instrument cables, respectively, to the back-line amplifier. Alternatively, we also have a two-in-one device called the HIGH-WIRE™ DUAL BUFFER / OUTPUT BOOST which includes both circuits, plus a boost and tuner mute. Using the STOWAWAY™ INPUT BUFFER in tandem with a CLEARLINK™ BUFFER/BALANCED LINE-DRIVER resolves the deep-rooted signal loss and inconsistent tone issues faced by guitarists due to; capacitive loading, impedance loading and mismatching, and changes to a pickup’s resonant frequency/peak, as a result of varying effect pedals and interconnecting cables. They accomplish this by providing the two constants in every guitar rig, the guitar and amplifier, with a resolute load and source, via the STOWAWAY™ and the CLEARLINK™, respectively. The two form an effects loop, which segregates the guitar and amplifier from the variables on a pedalboard, easily handles many pedals, interconnecting cables, and effortlessly drives a long cable run to the back-line amplifier, either balanced or unbalanced. As a result, the only variations in sound and tone will be from the actual effect of the pedals on the pedalboard, and not from a guitar or amplifier related loading or impedance mismatch issue.
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