Vahlbruch Line Driver
Vahlbruch Line Driver
The "Line Driver" is a pure 100% analog, hand-build, highly versatile unity-gain buffer pedal, especially designed to convert a high-impedance instrument input signal to a low-impedance output without any degradation in tone or level, but instead giving enough strength, dynamic and clarity to the signal to travel through long cables and complex setups.
Besides the "low Z" output, which provides you the impedance converted instrument signal, the "Line Diver" features a second buffered output.
There is a variety of usage for this: For example you can now use any tuner you like, no matter if it´s true bypass, or how far it is away, since this pedal is no longer in your main serial signal chain. For this configuration your "Line Driver" includes a unique foot switchable mute circuit for the "low-z" output, which is absolutely free of any switching artifacts, even at full stage volume! A blue LED indicates the mute-status.
Furthermore, you also can use the "tuner" output to drive a second amp. Using the "mute" foot switch you are now able to (de-)activate another amp, e.g. for lead playing. Additionally you can also use one of the outputs to connect your buffered signal into a mixer or recorder with low input impedance. Directly connected, your instrument signal would be degraded but using the "Line Driver" you can easily circumvent this problem.
Since the cable length and number of connections after the "LineDriver" do not influence the capacitance seen by your guitar pickup anymore, your tone might get brighter, bringing out any previously buried/masked detail.
But for all those of you, how especially like that certain tone of long cables, the "LineDriver" has a build-in cable length-simulator, but still retains all the advantages of going with a low-Z signal through your setup. There is a mini-switch inside the pedal to simulate any cable length between 1 and 36 meter (3ft - 110ft).
And the greatest thing is, that you have an additional switch for true bypass of your "Line Driver", just in case you use fuzz or treble-booster pedals, which sometimes sound more pleasant feeding directly.
Thanks to its extremely large signal-to-noise ratio the Vahlbruch "Line Driver" shows extremely low background noise and is therefore suited for any studio work and professional live performance.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
I am currently online only. I do not have access to a space for trying out/testing before you buy.
I do not sell on any third party or other online outlets. The site is updated regularly and is accurate for stock on hand. Everything currently available for sale is on the site.
All the items on the site are serviced/setup and described accurately. Some items may need adjustment for your personal preferences.
I do not do holds, lay-by/pay off or any third party "buy now pay later" schemes. All payments are through the site via PayPal. Shipping prices are added in the cart after you add but before you purchase.
All custom Tym items (inc effects, cables etc.) on this site are constantly being hand made by me as I find time and are uploaded for sale as they become available. I cannot give time frames due to parts supply and availability of my time.
I do not do presales/preorders, waiting lists or holds on any of my hand made stuff.
All correspondence and processing of orders is handled Mon-Fri.
I ship worldwide (where accessible during Covid) by registered courier.
I am currently not taking on custom (effects/guitar/amp/hardware) work until further notice.
I have an extensive blog (over 500 articles) about what I do, how I do it and why including info about all of my products and services.
I do not do video/online demos of any of my gear. There are some online demos out there if you search for them, but they're not endorsed by me.
Gift certificates cannot be used for handmade/custom items without prior agreement.
All prices are in Aus$. To choose a different currency click on the "country/region" at the bottom and choose from the dropdown menu.
I cannot ship to PO Boxes or Locked bags.
I can offer pick up if you're local and we can organise a time. Contact me prior to purchase if you'd like this option.
I ship to all accessible countries, but I am currently only shipping large items (guitars/amps etc.) overseas by prior arrangement due to Covid/shipping prices restrictions.
All sales are shipped from Brisbane by my preferred courier with tracking and insurance (where applicable). If you require signature on delivery, please contact me. I do not offer third party pick up/shipping.
All shipping to Tym guitars is the responsibility of the owner/customer.
I pack and book orders Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm. Contact me if something is urgent and I will do my best to ship ASAP.
Tym guitars accepts no responsibility for lost or undelivered orders once they leave our premises.
Shipping is subject to payments.
A re-delivery charge within Australia of $16 will be charged if no-one is there to accept the shipment on first delivery by courier.
Customs and import taxes may be applicable on shipments overseas. Check with your local customs for more info. I do not mark packages at lower rates/costs for customs clearance.
Shipping charges are not refunded.
We offer exchanges on some products within 14 days. If you are not completely satisfied the product is "as described" or it is faulty, contact us and discuss it. You will need your tax invoice (email receipt) as proof of purchase. Faulty items will be replaced/repaired where possible for the duration of the warranty. Other returns will be exchanged or credited as a gift voucher. Any product returned needs to be in original "as sold" condition with all relevant packaging. A return/restock fee of up to 10% of the purchase price may apply to returns.
Please contact me immediately if there is an issue with a product. DO NOT get the item repaired or modified before contacting me for advice on how to proceed. All warranties or refunds are void once the item has been worked on by a third party. Any payments to third parties are not refundable without prior arrangement.
Any product modified at the request of the customer is paid for in full before work commences and is not valid for return.
Items sold on consignment are sold with no warranty or return policy.
PayPal and overseas payments may incur an additional charge.
All products remain the property of Tym guitars until complete payment is received.
Prices subject to change without notice.
All Tym products are covered by relevant warranties.