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Overview

  • Sonic Maximizer technology for clarity and punch
  • Lo Contour and Process controls
  • 1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading
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Improve note definition without the bulky rack unit.

Upgrade everything with Sonic Stomp, the one piece of gear which improves the performance of your whole rig. Whether you’re a guitarist or bassist, get ready to be amazed. With Sonic Stomp’s proprietary BBE Sonic Maximizer technology, you’ll hear your amp cut through the band mix better with dramatically improved note definition in chords and solos. Even with a wall of distortion, the distinct harmonic elements of each note can be heard like never before. Time-based effects take on a level of realism and dimension you never thought possible. And if low-end punch is your thing, you’ll discover the Lo Contour control is the ticket to meaty chunk without the mud.

Rack mount BBE Sonic Maximizer processors have been the secret weapon of musicians for years, with each generation of the BBE technology offering more for musicians to discover in their tone. While rack-mount models such as the 482i Sonic Maximizer are a staple for many touring musicians with sophisticated rigs, a rack device isn’t practical for many musicians. Enter Sonic Stomp, packing the same BBE technology into a pedal for musicians who prefer simple rigs. Its buffered input happily accepts either the input of your instrument or the output of another pedal (Sonic Stomp should be used last in the pedal chain), making Sonic Stomp as easy to use as any other pedal. Just plug it in, dial the knobs to your taste and enjoy.

Sonic Stomp’s application of the BBE technology is just like its big brothers, using frequency-dependent time alignment with integrated amplitude compensation. What’s all that about? Simply put, it helps a speaker more faithfully reproduce the signal so more of the nuance and detail is revealed. Sonic Stomp is not an effect but a tool to allow more of your tone to reach the ears of your audience – and yours.

Features

  • Sonic Maximizer technology for clarity and punch
  • Lo Contour and Process controls
  • 1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading
  • 1K Ohms output impedance when engaged
  • 1% metal-film resistors for consistency
  • High-voltage poly caps for better tone
  • Military-spec circuit board for reliability
  • Blue status LED for high visibility and low power consumption
  • Easy access battery compartment
  • 9V battery, AC adaptor included (North America only)

When you’re ready to maximize your tone, get your hands on a Sonic Stomp.

 
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BBESonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (8)
    • Performances (7)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
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    2.0

    A negative impact on your sound

    By Voodoo Drive in

    from Narragansett, RI

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

      It's true that the difference between turning it on and off is dramatic. It's also true, though that removing the stomp while on from your chain entirely will improve your sound much more.

      It just sucks so much tone that even its improvements when on hardly make up for the damage it does to your tone. I like their rack mount but this pedal is prety bad.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      THE TONE!!!

      By ZCPhillips

      from Atlanta Georgia

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Bought this product because my friend had it on his pedal board and I never saw him turn it off while we were playing. Pluged it in changed the settings the way the directions said and stompted it and WOW!! Should have been one of the first pedals I bought.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Hard to live without!

        By McGurk

        from Oregon

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Parts

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I bought this on a whim, and I'm glad I did! It adds a special something to my guitar's pedal board. As I get new pedals and need to make room on my board, I sometimes consider taking off the sonic stomp. As soon as I try my setup without it I remember why it's been there for so long. It adds a presence and almost 3-dimensional character to my sound. I usually keep the lo contour at about 2 o'clock w/ the process at 9 o'clock. For my rig, turning up the process past noon can get on the harsh side. Anyway, one complaint, without any abuse or hard use, one of the knobs gets really tight when I turn it one way. Kind of lame since it almost never leaves the house and I've never done anything abusive to it.

        My warning, you may find it hard to live without after you get it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        the only stomp box you may ever need

        By "Tired Of The Road Joe" Morris

        from Norfolk, NE

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        Pros

        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Felt like a kid at Christmas when I opened this baby. Solid feel, nice smell -- and has everything a pedal should have from the get-go: a 9 volt battery AND a 9-volt adapter! And at a very reasonable price to boot. After eye-balling this pedal for a couple of years (mainly because of being intrigued by the honest appraisal: that they really don't know how it works, it just does) -- what put me over the top to buy it, was after researching Tim Farriss of INXS' pedal board, and seeing that he uses this same pedal, I bit. Instantly cleans up any dull sound from any amp, and does exactly what the description says: that it's like taking a blanket off your amp. You can turn both knobs all the way down, and it still brings your speakers to life. Should of bought this one from the start, as it pretty much does what 2 or 3 other pedals COMBINED do. Would've saved me a lot of money. Very nice pedal, at an especially good price.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Subtle effect..........

          By MIKA

          from Coral Springs, Fl

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          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The effects of this pedal are very subtle. It does remove some distortion and overtones from my Bass - but the effect is mild and although I will use it, I could also live without it !

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          5.0

          Great on bass too!

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile
          • Well Built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Try this on your bass! To me, it really warms up & fattens your low end. I heard the most improvement on my G&L JB-2 Tribute with single coil pickups. I have the Lo Contour set to 2:00 position and the Process set to 12:00 or 1:00. On my JB-2 there was some noise with the Process knob all the way up. I won't ever have it set that high so it's not a bother to me. The above mentioned settings had no noise that I could hear. I tried a bass with humbuckers and it was quiet even with the Process turned all the way up. I'm not a huge fan of bass pedals at all, other than a pedal tuner. This is one I will be using from now on!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Like night and day!

            By Billy Bob

            from Andover, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I don't have an effects loop and I'm using it in front of a digital modeling amp.....it gives a more-than-subtle improvement. Cleans become more "tube-like" and jangly while overdriven sounds become more articulate and full. You won't want to turn it off EVER !

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This Will Change Your Life (Musically)

              By lbreiden

              from Landsale PA

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This little device should be on every guitarist's (and bassist's!) pedal board. What's so great about it and what exactly does it do? Well, I'm not an electrical or audio engineer, but what it does to my sound is it takes it from sounding great to sounding twice as great! I've played through a lot of different amps and pedal rigs over the years, tweaking, adding and subtracting different toys to sculpt my sound. It wasn't until I found this thing that I truly found tone nirvana. What do I mean by that? Well, what it does is make your sound more tight and focused. Step on this thing and you'll wonder what happened. Everything becomes clearer, more resonant. No more "muddy" sound. No more stray harmonic overtones. I always thought my tone was good. But once I stomped on this everything that came before sounded like it was coming through a thick wall, dull and lifeless. This is like having your own studio engineer inside a box! With a lot of gain for metal every note and harmonic is distinct and clear without background clutter. With a bit of grit for blues it adds just that little bit of edge to give me that elusive "bite" that I've been searching for. Cleans on a Strat neck pickup are more "swampy/syrupy".

              One caveat is that it MUST be used in the effects loop of your amp, preferably at the end of your effects chain for maximum effect. Putting it in front of your amp really doesn't seem to do too much. So if your amp doesn't have an effects loop you may not really want to get this.

              I've had this one (I think mine is the previous model) for about three years now. I don't think I still own today most of the gear that I had back then, having gone through job loss and subsequent financial distress required a lot of "downsizing" of the arsenal. But this is one I definitely have held on to. I don't think I can play without it anymore. It's that good!

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Like Taking a Blanket off your Speakers.

              By StratLover8287

              from Missouri

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I play through a Carvin V3M tube head and a Carvin 212 Slant front cabinet, I didn't think the sound quality could be any better. I placed the Sonic Maximizer into the heads effects loop set the controls to 12 o'clock. When I swithced the BBE on I noticed an immediate difference. It seems like a slight difference at first but play a few songs then switch it off and it's like you put a blanket on your speaker cabinet. I love it so much I'm buying a rack unit for our PA.

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