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Classic sound meets modern evolution with the KEELEY Ibanez Modded TS9 Mod Plus True Bypass Guitar Effects Pedal
True bypass: you’ve more than likely seen the term posted on every single effects pedal that boasts the feature but what does it really mean, what it does and more importantly – is it best for your specific tonal needs? Let’s get started by breaking down what exactly is true bypass.
A pedal is essentially a box with switch that turns an effect on and off by stomping on it. When turned on, we can hear the effect it creates on our instrument’s signal. When switched off, we hear what the signal sounds like if the pedals wasn’t there, in other words, bypassed. This means that our guitar signal is not going through the part of the pedals that would give it the effect. More specifically, the signal is bypassing the effect circuit inside the pedal, but like so many other things, it’s not as cut and dry as it might seem as there are a few ways bypassing can be achieved, each with their own quirks. Continue reading →