Multiple effects, true bypass switching and large stages with long cable runs are some of your tone’s worst enemies….yes pedalboards with all their advantages can become tone thieves! Long cable runs and multiple pedals using true bypass switching, tend to mud your sound and reduce the higher frequencies that help define it.
Even wah pedals on their own can also be suspected of stealing certain frequencies from your tone. By plugging your guitar into Buff Deluxe (1) and out to your pedals, then from your pedals back into Buff Deluxe (2) and out to your amp, you can protect your tone. The results are stunning with your guitar coming back to life as if there was nothing between it and the amp.
There is also a Mute switch which directs your signal to the Tuner Out….this allows us to remove even the tuner from the signal chain and mute the guitar for silent tuning.!