Originally Posted by Kid Nickels
of course nothing is absolute, I agree origenesprit. I have a few select digital tricks and toys but like pB said the cleaner the signal the better the TONE. nothing sounds worse to me than some shitty laminate Ibanez plugged into some Rocktron processor with a Line 6 or Peavey to top it off. really it just sounds terrible. hardwired, true bypass, all analog tube shit is the way to go for me. I actually have some great gear i'd love to post... if I ever make it home to take some pix to post I will.
I'm just waiting for pB to say... "Bill Finnegan... who the fuck is that??!"
or do you only do that in the celeb thread?
I'll tell you, and this is just my personal experience, that as far as true bypass goes, I don't rate its importance. Maybe my ears just aren't snobby enough, but I have no problem loading my pedalboard with Boss pedals (which I do - HM2, DD2, PN2) - I just don't hear the tone suckage. I actually prefer buffers when it comes to overdrive pedals, especially - I can't stand the pop that comes along with True Bypass pedals, and even companies who say they go out of their way to eliminate it are unsuccessful (I'm looking at you, Analogman King of Tone v4).