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BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal  

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    BBE

    The amazing sound enhancement of the 482i Sonic Maximizer in a pedal.

    The BBE Sonic Stomp Pedal will make guitarists and bassists rejoice! More fullness, more presence, more clarity, and more control right at your feet. Hardwire bypass, nonslip rubber bottom, easy-access 9V battery compartment, and included external power supply.

    The BBE Process--"What it Is"

    Loudspeakers have difficulty working with the electronic signals supplied by an amplifier. These difficulties cause such major phase and amplitude distortion that the sound reproduced by the speaker differs significantly from the sound produced by the original source.
    In the past, these problems proved unsolvable and were thus relegated to a position of secondary importance in audio system design. However, phase and amplitude integrity is essential to accurate sound reproduction. Research shows that the information which the listener translates into the recognizable characteristics of a live performance are intimately tied into complex time and amplitude relationships between the fundamental and harmonic components of a given musical note or sound. These relationships define a sound's "sound".
    When these complex relationships pass through a speaker, the proper order is lost. The higher frequencies are delayed. A lower frequency may reach the listener's ear first or perhaps simultaneously with that of a higher frequency. In some cases, the fundamental components may be so time-shifted that they reach the listener's ear ahead of some or all of the harmonic components.
    This change in the phase and amplitude relationship on the harmonic and fundamental frequencies is technically called "envelope distortion." The listener perceives this loss of sound integrity in the reproduced sound as "muddy" and "smeared." In the extreme, it can become difficult to tell the difference between musical instruments, for example, an oboe and a clarinet.
    BBE Sound, Inc. conducted extensive studies of numerous speaker systems over a ten year period. With this knowledge, it became possible to identify the characteristics of an ideal speaker and to distill the corrections necessary to return the fundamental and harmonic frequency structures to their correct order. While there are differences among various speaker designs in the magnitude of their correction, the overall pattern of correction needed is remarkably consistent.
    The BBE Process is so unique that 42 patents have been awarded by the U.S. Patent Office.

    Features
    • Amazing fullness and clarity
    • Hardwire bypass
    • Non-slip rubber bottom

    Make it your sonic secret weapon. Order now.

     

    Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal Specifications:

    • Frequency Response: Program Dependent
    • BBE: Lo Contour +12dB @ 50Hz
    • Process +12dB @ 10kHz
    • Signal to Noise Ratio: BBE on Max 94dB
    • BBE on Min 104dB
    • THD: 0.02% at 1kHz
    • Noise: BBE on Max -87dBu
    • BBE on Min -97dBu
    • Max Signal Level +7dBu
    • Input Impedance: 1MEG Ohms
    • Output Impedance: 1K Ohm
    • * 0dBu = 0.775Vrms
    • Hardware Bypass: YES
    • Power Requirements:
    • DC inlet: +9VDC min. 200ma
    • Battery Life: 15 hours
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    BBESonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal
     
    4.7

    (based on 126 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worth every penny!

    I was skeptical about buying this pedal at first, But the moment I tried it I was literally blown away. I play through a Peavey VK100 Half stack with several different EMG equipped...Read complete review

    I was skeptical about buying this pedal at first, But the moment I tried it I was literally blown away. I play through a Peavey VK100 Half stack with several different EMG equipped guitars. This thing opened up my distorted tones like you wouldnt believe. I know people keep saying "Its like taking a blanket off of the amp" For me with the VK100 it was like taking the whole damn mattress off of my amp. I set the lo contour to around 5.5 And the process to around 6. This enhances harmonics Like you wouldnt believe. (We play a ton of pantera songs) So in short I Love it and I think you will too.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    No miracle product.

    If you are playing through a solid state amp of if you use a stomp box to get your distortion this will work better for you than if you are using a good quality tube...Read complete review

    If you are playing through a solid state amp of if you use a stomp box to get your distortion this will work better for you than if you are using a good quality tube amp. The thing really sounded great when I used it between a distortion pedal and my solid state Ibanez toneblaster practice amp. But with the tube heads I've used live(B52 AT100, Laney VH100R, Marshall JCM 800) the BBE was no good at all. When you use a tube amp, you want a tube sound with its natural harmonics and organic feel. The BBE doesn't add anything to what a tube amp can do if you set it properly..in my opinion, it made my sound kind of sterile and flat. The pedal may be designed to make the frequencies more even but, again, that's better for when you're adjusting a mix of recorded instruments. For live guitar sound I find an EQ pedal is much more useful. One other suggestion if you think your amp is too muddy, make sure you listen to it while directly in front of the speakers (where your audience will be) instead of where most players stand (with their head/ears above and away from the cones). There are always a lot more highs and mids in front and that's where tone really counts IMHO.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Try This Trick

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    Simply, put...it works! HOWEVER, I found it works much better with the guitar directly into it and the output straight into the amp, as opposed to being in the effects line. I don't know why, it just does.

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    5.0

    very simple... but effective!

    By thundermonty

    from big pine key florida

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    the controls are very easy to use. i has a nice bright LED light and feels very sturdy to me. it takes a flat tone and makes it shine! this little thing sounds great.

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    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    No miracle product.

    By JAC

    from Durham, NC

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    If you are playing through a solid state amp of if you use a stomp box to get your distortion this will work better for you than if you are using a good quality tube amp. The thing really sounded great when I used it between a distortion pedal and my solid state Ibanez toneblaster practice amp. But with the tube heads I've used live(B52 AT100, Laney VH100R, Marshall JCM 800) the BBE was no good at all. When you use a tube amp, you want a tube sound with its natural harmonics and organic feel. The BBE doesn't add anything to what a tube amp can do if you set it properly..in my opinion, it made my sound kind of sterile and flat. The pedal may be designed to make the frequencies more even but, again, that's better for when you're adjusting a mix of recorded instruments. For live guitar sound I find an EQ pedal is much more useful. One other suggestion if you think your amp is too muddy, make sure you listen to it while directly in front of the speakers (where your audience will be) instead of where most players stand (with their head/ears above and away from the cones). There are always a lot more highs and mids in front and that's where tone really counts IMHO.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth every penny!

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    I was skeptical about buying this pedal at first, But the moment I tried it I was literally blown away. I play through a Peavey VK100 Half stack with several different EMG equipped guitars. This thing opened up my distorted tones like you wouldnt believe. I know people keep saying "Its like taking a blanket off of the amp" For me with the VK100 it was like taking the whole damn mattress off of my amp. I set the lo contour to around 5.5 And the process to around 6. This enhances harmonics Like you wouldnt believe. (We play a ton of pantera songs) So in short I Love it and I think you will too.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Believe it

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    Great pedal. I was skeptical at first but I can definitely tell a difference. I use it with a Peavey XXX tube amp in the effects loop. Sounds great. If you love your sound now, you will love your sound more with this. If you have a crappy sound, well work on that first. One side note that I haven't read much on is that is seemed to boost my signal a bit, and a louder amp sounds better anyways (tube) so I originally thought maybe this was all it was doing but after playing with it and my amp I really like it. Can't hurt to try this out.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Try this pedal

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    I had been looking for that extra harmonic tone that was missing in my setup. I use a lot of compression on the front end before my effects. That helps the effects but diminishes the feel. This pedal at the end of the chain brings that harmonic fullness back out before it hits the tubes. This is a must have pedal for anyone that isn't quite satisfied with their tone.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    yes, the reviews are true.

    By saehyuk91

    from newark, de

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    I plugged this into the end of my effects chain and played it in my crate 120 watt amp. First I played without it on. Then, when that blue LED light came on, I heard the difference. I set my low at 11:30 and process at 2ish. And it really brings out the life to my sound. Distortions are no longer muddy rabble and cleans sound far more crisp and defined.I wasn't sure to believe all the rave reviews. Now I know that I can't part with this BBE sonic stomp.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good for certain things

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    This is a good little pedal. It really boosts your amp signal and brings out the lows. The only problem is that it can suck out your mid-range, which is where electric guitar players live. If you have one on your pedalboard, put it at the end of your chain. it'll sound good there. But honestly, I would recommend just laying down some cash for a good tube amp that'll do everything you need. For me, losing the mid-range is just not worth bringing out a lot more low end.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is a must have!!!

    By David-KCFKA

    from Atlanta, GA

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    This pedal is a must have for any style guitarist or bassist. It gives new life to any amp and is fully tweakable. It's kinda like the "LOUD" button on your car stereo where it brings out the lows and more definition out of your amp. The one thing you have to do to really get it to work though is don't plug it in front of the amp but through the effects loop or else you won't notice any change in the sound of your amp. No matter what style of music you play and you don't usually use pedals like me, I would highly rececommend this pedal.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply the best!

    Comments about BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal:

    First off go to the BBE website and read up on why this pedal was created and where it comes from. It is not an EFFECT! It is a signal processor. I run this pedal in the effect loop of an old Crate BV120H and it is simply the best! As for a little extra noise, buy a BOSS NS2 and problem solved! Tighter lows, punchier mids, smooth pronounced highs! Buy it!

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