GCX + long cable runs = another buffer somewhere?

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rp108
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GCX + long cable runs = another buffer somewhere?

Post by rp108 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:06 am

Ok, I haven't tested anything yet, cables are on the way. But with all my pedals I am looking at well over a 100ft of cable.

With my pedalboard, I have about 30ft of cable before I hit the GCX buffer. Then, I have 8.5 ft of cable for each loop so that's 68 ft of cable!

The first 4 loops will be in front of the amp, so another 10 ft cable from the GCX to the amp. Then the remaining 4 loops will go to the send/return of the amps loop. Another 12ft total.

This is a lot of cable!

Should I add another buffer in the chain somewhere?

Thanks!

JohnClark
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Re: GCX + long cable runs = another buffer somewhere?

Post by JohnClark » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:17 pm

What is on your pedalboard? That would be the most likely place to run an external buffer, if you indeed needed one.

rp108
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Re: GCX + long cable runs = another buffer somewhere?

Post by rp108 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:35 pm

The pedal board is simple. Guitar -> 10ft cable -> tuner -> 6" patch -> wah pedal -> 15ft cable -> GCX buffer. These pedals are true bypass.

I may add a volume pedal at some point.

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