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Basically true bypass means when a pedal is turned off the signal is completely isolated form the circuit so either have fuzz (for example) or NO fuzz. Without true bypass, the signal could still go through some of the fuzz circuitry and it might affect the signal.


Pretty good article there.


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This video offers a reasonably straight forward explanation and demonstration of the effects of long cables, true bypass and buffers.

The main thing is you lose high end with long cable runs and buffers help boost this, so it is often wise to have one or two buffered pedals in your signal path but generally it is best not to have a huge number of buffers which is where true bypass has an advantage.

This video also compares different cable lengths, cable brands, buffers and true bypass.

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