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Tone loss when connecting directly to head (in comparison with buffered bypass pedals)

  • Hi everyone! I've noticed the following problem with bias head.
    When I connect guitar (passive pickups) to the head through pedal with buffered bypass (guitar-boss pedal-head) and the pedal is in bypass the signal is fine.
    But when I connect same guitar by the same cable to head directly (guitar-amp) I can clearly hear the high frequencies loss.
    Am I doing anything wrong or there is no input buffer? Because this does not make sense that having more connections makes signal better.

  • What pedal is it? Is it possible the pedal could be adding the top end rather than the guitar losing it when plugged direct?