XB1 - Buffer Pedal | Boost Pedal | Guitar Line Driver | Impedance Matcher
The Prostage Buffer / Boost Pedal is a practical problem solver for wiring guitar racks. It can be used for various functions, such as:
- As a Guitar Line Driver | Buffer Pedal, meaning the first device in the signal chain to compensate for the sound loss due to long guitar cables.
- For impedance matching in a single loop for an effects unit with incompatible input impedance *.
- In a loop of the XDS | XLS as a simple solo boost pedal.
The booster does not have an On/Off switch.
The input impedance of guitar amplifiers usually is 1Mega ohms. Effects units mostly have a much lower impedance. Since devices from different manufacturers often have different impedances, that can lead to the following problem:
If only one or the other effects unit is switched on, everything is OK. If, however, several effects are turned on in a certain order, the guitar signal is suddenly quieter and loses transparency, even each effects unit is set correctly. This problem is located in the incompatible impedance. The Prostage Booster | Impedance Matcher solves this problem.
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I am using the Prostage Booster to get extra gain and "oomph" when switching from Rhythm to Lead mode. I love the fact that it does not color or change the tone at all. It′s just what you want from a booster"
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I'm using the XB-1 as the first link in the chain before my preamp in my rack switcher pass through. I'm using a rjm rack gizmo to control the loops and switching of my rack. I never knew that my signal was not as clean/brilliant until I placed the XB-1 in the pass through from the front.
My signal is now substantially cleaner and more brilliant. It's as though the signal is stronger and more present. I'm also using a particularly old piece of analog gear (stereo tapped delay) that has always had a certain amount of grit in it's signal that I just came to accept. Well, the grit is now gone and I can only attribute this to the XB-1.
One more point: I'm not using the XB-1 as a booster. I'm just using it as a line leveler/impedance matcher. The boost function is pretty cool but I'm already using another preamp boost in this rack.
I'll be purchasing an XB-1 to work the same magic on my other rack as well.
Good job Lukas!