#1
Ok I know VERY little about these things. My other guitarist just got one and I absolutely love what it did to his tone. I plan on buying one now. Now, he bought his in a rack mount form. I was looking online and I noticed that they have them in a pedal form as well. He has a 362 Maximizer. I wanna know if the Sonic Stomp is gonna have the same effect as the rack. Anyone know?
#2
It's a newer "improved" chipset, but should have similiar results.

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Guitarists and bassists have been demanding a foot pedal version of the legendary BBE Sonic Maximizer and the wait is finally over!

Many musicians don't have a spot for the rack mount unit, but long for the legendary clarity, definition and punch that only a Sonic Maximizer can provide. BBE took heed and carefully designed the Sonic Stomp foot pedal which delivers the same amazing sonic improvement as our popular 482i Sonic Maximizer.

Other features include hard-wire bypass, non-slip rubber bottom, easy-access 9v battery compartment and
included external power supply.
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are u interested in one? i have a sonic maximizer stompbox if ur interested in buying it.
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#6
haha, nice, nothing better than used gear that you know works.

Whatever you get, pedal or other, IMO, it works best on the fx loop.
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#7
I think glen drover has one in his pedalboard.
It seems like they're good though.
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#8
^^it sure does. but sad thing is, my main amp doesnt have an FX loop

so yea.
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^^it sure does. but sad thing is, my main amp doesnt have an FX loop

so yea.

yeah, I can see why you're getting rid of it then. I didn't like it much in front of the amps I've tried.
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#10
I've been using the Sonic Stomp for a while now and it is just like people say...like lifting a blanket off your amp. You dont know its on while you're using it, but if you switch it off its like, well throwing a blanket over your cabinet.
#11
IMO a good 10 band EQ is a much better choice.
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#13
honestly man i would not suggest gettin it
its a weird effect

to me it honestly sounds better at first. but when you have it on you loose all your tube tone and all those little nuinces that makes an amp shine

and the biggest thing i noticed after usuing for about 4 months n giggin with it was that you completly looose yourself in the mix..

all in all i would rather use it as a paper weight then a pedal
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#14
I don't like it for guitar it has a weird compression effect that sort of makes your tone really sterile, might be good if you're into shred or something.
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thefitz has a thread in the bass forum that explains a fair bit about the Sonic Maximizer in it's various forms and versions.
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#17
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i would say that if you have a solid state, get it.

If you have a tube amp, i would advise against it


That's exactly what I found when I had the rack mount one. It sounded pretty good (improved) the SS tone, but took some dynamics from the tube amps when played louder (although the tube amps did sound a bit livelier at low volumes IMO). Sold the BBE when I got my good amps.
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#18
I dunno, I think it depends what kinds of music you play alot of too. I've found a ton of uses for it, running it with mutli's, mixers, preamps, bass, etc... I've had the rackmount for a while, and I really like what it does in certain applications. I like how it can add some girth, and can bring out some presence in the sound if you dial it for that. You just can't go overboard with it, which is easy to do I've found. Dial too much, and it can definitely make it sound "processed", just as the controls would imply. I use it a lot when I'm messing around with different metal tones. If I'm playing something where I want a ton of dynamics with powertube overdrive though, I bypass it. For most cleans, blues, and classic rock, I don't really like how it interacts with the tone, but I don't like a lot of fx with those tones anyway.
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That's exactly what I found when I had the rack mount one. It sounded pretty good (improved) the SS tone, but took some dynamics from the tube amps when played louder (although the tube amps did sound a bit livelier at low volumes IMO). Sold the BBE when I got my good amps.

u had the situation i'm in before!!! except mine was the pedal. if any of you are interested, check out my junkyard!!!
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