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Why do you need a guitar pick-up buffer?

Because your instrument's output is high impedance your pick-up will suffer from loss of fidelity due to the tone sucking effect of cable capacitance, FX pedal and amplifier loads, as well as the pick-up of stray noises through the connecting cords.  Even if you've used a hundred dollar oxygen-free low-capacitance cable, you've probably never heard how good your instrument can truly sound.  Also, rolling back your guitar's volume knob raises the impedance even more and you get all the more tone suck.  A good guitar buffer kit will fix all this.  Check out Premier Guitar's Strat Install!

Redeemer Buffer - Original Install Version

  • Old guitar buffer circuit designs got a bad reputation because they colored the tone, added noise and distortion; and if the battery ever died so did your signal. The Redeemer's innovative new circuitry solves all these problems!  Listen to what it does for a lap steel guitar and check out the videos below


    • Transparent, flat frequency from 10Hz to 50kHz won't color your tone.

    • Crystal clear, flat phase response improves signal definition and image.

    • Super high input-Z more than 20Mohms, great for all pick-ups.

    • Rollback your volume without tone loss.

    • Low output-Z less than 75 ohms can drive hundreds of feet of cable, and...

    • Suppress cable noise, and...

    • Be used as a guitar signal splitter, and...

    • To plug directly into any mixer line input without using a tone killing DI box.

    • Extremely low distortion (appx. 0.0005% THD+N).

    • Extremely low noise (less than -125dBu).

    • Long battery life, 300+ hours with an alkaline battery (less than 3mA draw).

    • Dead battery mode allows enough signal so you can keep the show going.

    • 3.6V to 24VDC for extra headroom.

    • Easy Installation kit, just two wires to connect the circuit.

    • Less than the cost of a high quality, low capacitance guitar cable.

    • Appx. 1" x 3/4" x 5/16"


    High impedance magnetic and piezo pick-ups benefit the most, but even active pick-ups can benefit.  Why? Because active pick-ups typically still have about a 2K ohms moderately high output impedance.  This is on purpose so they can be blended and summed together; and rolling back on the volume pot raises the impedance some more.  Adding the Redeemer install kit as your guitar's final output buffer circuit makes your instrument bullet-proof to tone loss.

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