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I wonder why it is needed for most effects to drain the battery while the effect is OFF? Especially for true-bypass effects.
It would seem very easy to me to make the switch break the circuit so the battery is not drained while the effect is OFF.
I'm guessing the reason why this is not done is because there would be audible pops when powering the circuit, or a delay before the circuit is fully powered and working? All of this does not really seem unsurmountable though for the naive noob ...
Anyone care to explain why this is?