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Wald TPC-1 Buffer

PostPosted:Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:11 am
by Scriscitello
Hey guys,

I've ordered a TPC-1 Buffer from Wald Electronics to be put in my Wolf tribute. I also want an OBEL installed. My guitar already has the switch for this installed, but I don't know too much about the technicalities of guitars and I was wondering if someone could explain to me just how the buffer/OBEL works?

Also, are there any directions I should inform my tech of when I hand the guitar over to him for installation?

Thanks!
Sammy

Re: Wald TPC-1 Buffer

PostPosted:Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:57 am
by TI4-1009
Scriscitello wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:11 am
Also, are there any directions I should inform my tech of when I hand the guitar over to him for installation?
OH YEAH!

Here's a wiring diagram for Wolf:

http://dozin.com/jers/guitars/wolf/schematic.htm

The buffer and the OBEL are two different things- you can have one without the other. The buffer is "just" a small preamp that is mounted in the circuit inside the guitar. "Just", but important to keep a strong signal.

The OBEL sends the signal out from the guitar, through the effects loop, and back into the guitar before it goes out to the amp. Or not- if the switch is off.

Tons of detail available using the search function here. Ya just gotta poke around.

Re: Wald TPC-1 Buffer

PostPosted:Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:27 pm
by Scriscitello
Awesome!! Thanks a ton!
TI4-1009 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:57 am
Scriscitello wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:11 am
Also, are there any directions I should inform my tech of when I hand the guitar over to him for installation?
OH YEAH!

Here's a wiring diagram for Wolf:

http://dozin.com/jers/guitars/wolf/schematic.htm

The buffer and the OBEL are two different things- you can have one without the other. The buffer is "just" a small preamp that is mounted in the circuit inside the guitar. "Just", but important to keep a strong signal.

The OBEL sends the signal out from the guitar, through the effects loop, and back into the guitar before it goes out to the amp. Or not- if the switch is off.

Tons of detail available using the search function here. Ya just gotta poke around.