JHS Little Black Buffer Micro Buffer Pedal

Buffer Pedal For Guitar and Bass with Impedance Optimization for Lengthy Signal Chains
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Your Ticket to a Healthy Signal Chain

Is your guitar signal weak? Does it suffer from lackluster high end and flaccid bass? Do your pickups behave erratically? If your signal chain includes only true-bypass pedals and lots of cable, you probably have a capacitance problem. Sweetwater has a solution! Plug your guitar straight into the JHS Little Black Buffer pedal, then out into your pedal chain. Because the Little Black Buffer provides the ideal input impedance for your rig, you'll immediately notice your guitar sound is revitalized with full, natural tone that sounds like you're plugged straight into your amp - no matter how many pedals you use. The JHS Little Black Buffer pedal: it's a small price to pay for tonal perfection.

JHS pedals are handcrafted tone machines

When you plug your guitar into a JHS pedal like the Little Black Buffer, you're tapping into care and passion that few manufacturers put into their products. Each JHS pedal is handbuilt and tested by the JHS team in Kansas City, Missouri. Because they design their pedals for specific musical purposes, we're sure there's a JHS pedal that's perfect for any player's rig.

JHS Little Black Buffer Guitar Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • The cure for weak guitar sound caused by using too many pedals
  • Remedies capacitance problems by providing the ideal input impedance for your rig
  • Delivers robust, natural tone that sounds like you're plugged straight into your amp
  • Plug your guitar straight into the input, then out into your pedal chain
  • Sounds great no matter how many pedals you use
  • Ultra-compact form factor takes up very little space on your pedalboard
  • Works great on bass, too
  • Requires standard 9V DC negative power
The JHS Little Black Buffer: your ticket to a healthy signal chain!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Pedal chain buffer
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Power Source 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
Height 1"
Depth 1.5"
Width 3.6"
Manufacturer Part Number LBB

Customer Reviews

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Really works as advertised. Gives me that "direct to amp" tone even with a bunch of pedals in between
Music background: 30+ years

Worth the price

The buffer brought the life back to my tone - if you have a big pedalboard you truly need one or more of these. My amplifier no longer sounds like it's housed in a cheeseburger.

Amazing Little Black Box!

Amazing what this little black pedal did for my tone! I agree, it is a difference maker! I run a lot of true-bypass pedals and I was hearing, in retrospect, tons of tone suck! I've been so unhappy with my tone I bought a different pickup, but now after hearing this I'm feeling pretty satisfied with my tone! Might not do the pick up swap after all!
Music background: Guitarist, Home studio

Essential item

This little item is an essential part of keeping your signal strong through lengths of cable and patch chords. A dedicated buffer is preferred over a Bufferd pedal. This little gem is first in my signal chain. If it were destroyed, lost, or stolen, I would buy another one immediately.
Music background: Serious

Amazing little pedal

I used this thing last Saturday at a gig with my small rig (Line 6 X3L > Boogie SOB/2x10 with an Xotic BB Preamp in the loop) It cleaned up the sound immediately! Took me a while to get used to the graphic instead of IN & OUT, but other than that. Super simple. Well worth the expense.
Music background: Hobbyist, Live Sound Engineer
See also: Bass Effects, JHS, JHS Bass Guitar Pedals & Effects, JHS Pedal & Effects Accessories