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The Empress Buffer Plus pedal provides some nice options for cleaning up my pedalboard. I actually was looking for a new clean boost pedal to use primarily as a volume increase for solo segments. This pedal covers that use but it also provides a couple of critical signal path solutions. One, it has a good buffer to maintain a quality signal chain on my board. Next, it provides a dedicated Tuner Out that allows me to isolate my pedal tuner and keep it out of the main signal chain. After that, it includes an effects loop to connect my additional pedals. All of this combines to keep my signal clean and clear. The Boost footswitch also doubles as a Mute when held down a little longer. The only negative I've found on this pedal is the little Input Loading knob on the right side of the pedal is so small that I found it difficult to grip to adjust it. That design could be improved. I had to resort to using (carefully) some needle nose pliers to turn it. Fortunately, for me, this is a once set it and I'm done setting. If you plan on adjusting this much, it would likely be a source of frustration. Otherwise, I really like this pedal.
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