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 I've been there before.  You know the situation. The band is groovin.  Shit is in the pocket.  The song is about to hit and the guitar drops out for a half measure.  In preparation, you stomp your favorite pedal and its deafening:  TTTTHHHHUUUMMMPPPP!! WTF!!?? In today's edition of Straight Jive, we'll be discussing "switch pop" and the causes, sources, and solutions to the hassle of mechanical-bypass, often mis-marketed as true-bypass. Lets get things started by clarifying some of the mis-information and bullshit floating around out there regarding mechanical bypass systems.  I don't use the word "systems" lightly either.  Every bypass...

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