Molotov Buffer


Is your tone suffering from a loss of high-end treble/presence, signal level, or low-end punch?  Does your sound differ when you use a short, single cable plugged directly into your amp vs. running your typical pedal board setup with your effects bypassed?  Then the Molotov is the buffer pedal you never knew you needed.  If your signal chain has cables totaling more than 20 feet or is filled with pedals and patch cables, then you are dealing with capacitance issues, and it is degrading your signal.  The Molotov will solve these issues by keeping your guitar signal strong and maintaining these high- and low-end frequencies.

Most players suggest adding a buffer at the beginning of your signal chain (first pedal after your guitar).  Occasionally there will be pedals (some fuzz, wah, and volume pedals) that sound different with a buffer’s low impedance signal in front of them.  If you find this happens, you can add the buffer after these pedals, at the end of your pedal board.  Other players suggest having a buffer at the beginning and end of your pedal board.  It’s also possible you are already using a pedal with a built-in buffer like a tuner, at the front of your signal so in this case, you can benefit by adding a second buffer at the end of your pedalboard.   My suggestion is to experiment with it in multiple spots and leave it where you think your signal sounds the best and it makes the biggest impact.

The Molotov was designed to be an always on buffer that is compact in size, to minimize its footprint, with a low profile to add it to your pedal board or possibly be mounted under an elevated pedalboard if you have the space.  The Molotov also has a toggle switch to make it easy to try it in multiple spots and quickly hear the difference when bypassed without having to plug & un-plug cables as you test it.

Features & Specs

  • 2.1mm (Boss Type) 9V DC Power Input (*no internal battery)
  • True Bypass Toggle Switch
  • Current Draw = 1mA



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