Like the character of your rig but wish you had a “more” switch?
The Uppercut Buffer Boost is a discrete JFET buffer/boost pedal with an adjustable hi-cut switch. Disengaged, it buffers your signal. Engaged, it provides over 14dB of boost. It can be used at the beginning of your signal chain to buffer your guitar and push your pedals into new territory, or at the end as a solo boost and output buffer before your amp.
Adjustable hi-cut switch
The hi-cut switch allows you to select either full range boost mode or a hi-cut/warm boost mode for creamy leads and thick chords. The amount of cut is adjustable with an internal a set-and-forget trimmer so you can dial in exactly the level of cut that fits your gear. After that, just flip the switch to choose the mode you want.
Why discrete JFET?
Many buffers and boosts on the market are made with op amps. On the surface, they have some real advantages: they keep the circuit simple and they provide lots of boost. The cost is in the feel. The most common adjectives used to describe op amp buffers and boosts are “hi-fi” and “sterile”, while many guitarists find a JFET boost to add character and fullness to the sound without losing transparency. In fact, you might find that the Uppercut becomes an “always on” preamp for your guitar.
Standard 9VDC center-negative power; no internal battery snap
4.6″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″
$99 with free expedited shipping
Every MasonorousFX pedal is hand-built with excellent components & close attention to detail and tested thoroughly to ensure that it’s ready for you.