Actually, the stereo output of the drums from the Beat Buddy are not all that great so I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I already had a stereo pedalboard set up with my stereo looper and two guitar amps so it was already there. I don’t notice too much of a stereo output on the drums at all. Some of the Hi-Hats and Cymbals are separated, oh, and some of the Toms will sweep across with a good roll. Other than that, it might not be worth the trouble. Are you running your sound into a mixing board and PA or out to some amps? The corrosion you are talking about can be minimized by using a good “Gun Oil” on the contacts. Clean them first (if you can) with a pencil eraser and then coat them with the oil and then wipe off the excess. There will be enough residue to prevent corrosion. Actually, any kind of oil will work OK. Good old WD-40 would do also. Don’t spray the sufaces too heavily though. The jacks in the Beat Buddy are kind of loose so you will probably have problems there too. You’ll have to live with those because of the design. They are not like the gool old “Switchcraft” jacks. Wiggle them once in a while before you turn the power on. I know what you mean about having the volume levels too high. I do that once in a while after my wife goes to bed. Of course, that wakes her up and I get in all kinds of trouble. I play her back to sleep though with my music so that helps a little bit. Ha-Ha.
I hope some of this helps. Hopefully, the people at Beat Buddy will continue to make things better for all of us. The Beat Buddy is a great pedal if we can get all the bugs out of everything including the BB Manager. Oh, as you will notice, on this page is a diagram of my pedalboard. I have a 3rd pedal for the Beat Buddy wired across the contacts for the “Main Pedal” so it’s rare that I even touch a button on the Beat Buddy other than to change the drumsets. Works great for me. It’s the Boss FS-5U on the left. The other two take the place of the original remote buttons. Regardless, just have fun. That’s what it’s all about. A true musician plays because he wants to. It has nothing to do with money, and the equipment is just a way to get the music out from within.