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Re: True Bypass

3/13/2000 9:11 PM
frank
Re: True Bypass
The bypass box does not go in the pedal, but outside. It's a switchable passive effect loop. Picture a DPDT switch and two pairs of 1/4" jacks. One pair is to the guitar and amp, the other pair are the send and return for the effects. When the switch is engaged, the guitar signal is sent through the loop, and when it's disengaged, the signal is passed straight through. A little bulkier for the pedalboard, but it lets you use whatever pedal you want without worrying about the quality of the bypass. I don't know why more people don't do this rather than spend $100s of dollars on esoteric boutique pedals just to get a clean bypass...  
 
Frank