"The process of selecting the tone on the guitar is an aesthetic process like any other, so you try a lot of different things." ~ Jerry Garcia

 

 

BUFFER/PREAMPS FOR SALE

 

 

Spud 72 Buffer = $99 + $5.50 s/h CONUS

(Alligator/Wolf 73-75)

 

The Waldotronics Spud 72 Buffer is a Non Adjustable Gain based off the Prototype device used in Alligator and Wolf. It has a static output of 3db's and has a High Impedance Input and and Low Impedance Output.

 

 

Spud Buffer = $99 + $5.50 s/h CONUS

(Tiger)

(-1.7db Gain)

 

The Waldotronics Spud Buffer is based off the device used in Tiger. It has a static output of -1.7db's and has a High Impedance Input and and Low Impedance Output.

 

 

Spud Buffer II = $99 + $5.50 s/h CONUS

(Wolf 89-93/Rosebud/Bolt)

(Unity Gain)

 

The Waldotronics Spud Buffer is based off the device used in 89/93Wolf, Rosebud and Bolt. It has a static output of 1dB(unity) and has a High Impedance Input and and Low Impedance Output.

 

Important Note: The buffers must me insulated with shrink wrap or electrical tape to prevent any damage to the units. Also Reverse Polarity, ie.. Putting the 9volt battery in a battery snap or box the wrong way for only a few seconds can FRY/KILL the Opamp or Transistor.

Depending on how you plan to install your buffer will dictate if you will need to change the Guitars Volume Potentiometer Resistance from high to low impedance.

All buffers will need to swap the guitars existing mono jack to a Switchcraft 12B TRS Output jack for the purpose of switching the Buffer On and Off. A 9 volt battery snap or battery box will be needed for powering the unit. Stew-Mac or Mouser electronics have the parts needed.

buffer instructions.

Pre Volume Buffer Wiring

Post Volume Buffer Wiring

 

 

"I have one custom guitar which I play almost exclusively. I have others - sometimes you want a little texture, kind of a different sound or something." ~ Jerry Garcia

 

Waldotronic's Spud Players using Spud Buffers and Spudified Preamps/Amps

 

Detroit Michigan's Dead Again

Brian Avigne

Dead Again @ The OABI

Dead Again Magic Bag Shakedown

 

 

Terrapin Flyer - Birdsong Quartet

Josh Olken

Terrapin Flyer SummerStomp 2019

Terrapin Flyer Dead & Co Pre show

 

 

Raising The Dead

Matt Cole

Raising the Dead Band Cadieux Cafe 2020 Set 1

Raising the Dead Band Cadieux Cafe 2020 Set 2

 

 

 

Great Dan Healy Interview

"Only a fool tries to weave a silk purse of a sow’s ear. One can color anything and it can be good. But a good performance isn’t done by the sound mix or the sound system. It starts at the stage." ~ Dan "The Maestro" Healy

 

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