True by-pass is more a recent hip thing especially on new guitar stomp boxes, it's not surprising at all that the BBE doesn't have a true by-pass and rather opting for some buffered option.
The Alesis 3630 compressor for example still sucks the life out of stuff even if by-passed, nothing new there.. Some high end studio gear may have true by-pass but especially stuff like the BBE, cheapy Harman/DBX stuff and so on don't think any one expects it.
BBE isn't exactly high fidelity imo Used one in some ones studio some years ago on drum tracks, was quite fun
--The future scares me, any chance of a lift back to the past any one?--
Last edited by vinyl_junkie : 12-24-2012 at 02:43 PM.