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IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost Preamp/DI Pedal

Z-Tone Buffer Boost Preamp/DI Pedal Gain Range: From -8dB to +8dB, Boost range: From 0dB to +10dB, and a 5Hz to 30kHz -1dB Frequency Response.


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Guitar and bass pedalboards are all about exploring new tones & textures, creating a wide range of sound for your instrument. Z-Tone Buffer Boost takes your live rig to a new level, letting you shape the sound of your instrument with the input circuits from our award-winning AXE I/O interface. Change the tone & feel of your guitar or bass, buffer your tone to survive even the biggest pedalboard, kick in the boost and supercharge all your existing gear with a powerful new front-end.

Tone and Feel like You've Never Heard
Guitar pickups can dramatically change their character depending on impedance - many amps offer a load of 1 MOhms, while pedals can run much lower.  That's why the tone and responsiveness of your guitar can change when plugging into different gear. Z-Tone Buffer Boost gives you the same variable impedance control as our groundbreaking AXE I/O audio interface, from 1 MOhm to 2.2 kOhms. At the maximum impedance, you’ll find your sound tighter, sharper and more precise. Increase the load and the sound becomes thicker and bolder.

Always Sound Your Best
Long cable runs, low-impedance stomps and complex routing can degrade your guitar's signal, causing muffled, bassy or lifeless tone. To ensure your signal always stays crystal-clear, Z-Tone Buffer Boost offers a transparent output buffer so you always sound your best. And Z-Tone Buffer Boost offers a true bypass circuit, so it’s completely transparent when not in use.

More Ways to Connect
In addition to the "Link" amp and pedal output, Z-TONE Buffer Boost offers a balanced XLR output to connect to mixers & PAs. Skip the amp and perform direct, or mix clean and processed signals to create even more tonal options. A switchable ground lift eliminates noise and hum caused by ground loops, and an unbalanced ¼” output offers additional flexibility. Now you’re ready to connect in any situation. And Z-TONE Buffer Boost runs on a standard 9V battery, +48v phantom power from your mixer or 9V pedal power supply, so it's easy to drop onto your existing pedalboard.


  • Active/Passive pickup selector
  • PURE channel for transparent sound
  • JFET channel adds warmth & harmonics
  • Z-TONE variable impedance control creates a wide range of tones
  • Buffers signal for longer pedalboards & cable runs
  • Boost circuit adds volume & drive
  • Alternate outs for mixers & PAs
  • Ground lift switch eliminates buzz & hum

Get your IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost Preamp/DI Pedal today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Pedal


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Pedal Type Preamp
Circuitry Analog
True Bypass No
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x XLR
Weight 21.2oz
Dimensions 4.25 x 4.72 x 2.28 inches
Series Z-Tone Series
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