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Pete Cornish NB-3

Pete Cornish NB-3

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$ 475.00
Originally designed as an integral part of each Pete Cornish Custom Pedalboard and Rack Systems, the double buffered NB-3™ allows a boost in volume, without any tonal alteration.

The footswitch on this unit is not a bypass switch; when the indicator light is OFF the NB-3™ acts as a unity gain buffer amplifier with high signal level capability and can drive long cables without tone or signal loss.

When the indicator light is ON your pre-selected amount of boost (up to +30dB) will be available at the output of the unit. There is no tonal change or phase shift to the boosted signal. When used as the final effect, just before the amp input, the NB-3™ will give an instant increase in signal level, including the outputs of any preceding effects. Used with a clean amp the NB-3™ provides a pure volume increase and when used with an overdriven amp the extra signal will take your amp to a new level of overdrive. An alternate use is to connect your instrument to the NB-3™ input: it will then enable 1) the NB-3™ to provide line driving and load isolation from the effects chain and 2) enable an instantly switchable increase of instrument signal level which may be useful for enhancing tone or overdrive into following effects. Please ensure following effects will not be damaged by the increased signal drive.


Dual purpose: Line Driver and Linear Boost in one convenient package: compact size
100 X 120 X 36mm.

Each unit is hand built, wired and tested by Pete and Lynda Cornish.

Housed in a Rugged Die-cast box with a ‘Chicken-Head’ pointer knob.

Heavy Duty all-metal footswitch with daylight visible LED.

Easy battery replacement via a removable ‘drawer’. The battery is switched on when you insert the “INPUT / PWR ON” jack and to ensure long battery life unplug this lead when the unit is not in use. If the unit is not to be used for a long length of time we recommend that you remove the battery. Preferred battery type is MN1604.

Also fitted is an input for a DC adaptor: the size of the coax connector is 5.5/2.1mm and the center pin is negative (-VE). The adapter should be noise free, fully stabilized at 9V DC and capable of supplying 20mA. We recommend the use of Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus adapter as meeting the above criteria and cannot accept any liability for damage caused to this unit by the use of, or to, any other type of DC adapter. An adapter proving an output of an AC voltage should NOT be used. If only a single unit is to be powered the BOSS PSA series may be more cost effective and is also recommended.

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