Impedance Changer (input & output)

Adjust the impedance between your interconnected effects or your instrument and your pedals.
This is the Impedance Changer. A pedal that helps you adjust the way that your instrument interacts with the pedals that follow or even change the way your effects interact with each other. It is suitable for bass, guitar or any other instrument with similar pickups.

The Impedance Changer is actually a sort of variable "buffer" circuit with two potentiometers give you the ability to select the input & output impedance  of the circuit.
Lots of effects that are available in the market (e.g. vintage designs, fuzzes, circuits with germanium transistors etc) have a quite low input impedance and that's what gives them their distinctive character, especially if you connect your instrument directly to their input. But this character and their "behavior" changes (often getting worse) if you change your instrument (e.g. from passive to active) or if you have a non-true-bypass, buffered pedal connected in front of it. That's where the Impedance Changer can offer you a solution.

With this pedal you can experiment and see how every one of your effects respond in different impedance values. The IN-knob (1M~1k) changes the way the signal is picked up from the input and the OUT-knob (0~220k) changes the way the signal is picked up by the pedal that's next in the chain.
>>> You will be amazed on how lot's of effects, especially the ones that introduce distortionchange their character and their sound as you vary the output impedance of this pedal. <<<

The footswitch allows you to completely bypass the Impedance Changer circuit.
Quick Tips:
  • Depending on the instrument (or pedal) you connect in front of the Impedane Changer you may notice a different behavior of the IN-knob, usually being more effective after the “12:00” position.
  • As the IN-knob gets closer to the "1k" position a volume drop is to be expected.
  • When IN-knob is set at "1M" and OUT-knob set at "0ohm" the pedal works as a buffer. (High input impedance, Low output impedance)
  • When you connect a pedal to the OUTPUT of the Impedance Changer, the lower the pedal’s input impedance is the more drastic the OUT-knob will be.
▹ Input impedance range: 1MΩ ~ 1kΩ
▹ Output impdeance range: 0 ~ 220kΩ
▹ True bypass
▹ Voltage required: 9V (max 24V)
▹ Polarity: Negative tip
▹ Current consumption:  3mA @ 9V
▹ Aluminum Enclosure, dimensions: 93 x 38 x 32 mm (3.66 x 1.49 x 1.26 in)
▹ Weight: 145gr