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 ...
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.
Yup. It's always on. I started using it with my bass rig ... and I don't use effects on bass ... then moved it to my guitar board. I may get another one for bass eventually. It just fattens the sound and you control the fat. Right now, I'm playing a PRS Hollowbody Spruce with piezo and the piezo has seemed to lack guts in the bass area. The BBE has been an important part of the fix for that. Now the PRS piezo, although it does not sound like a Martin J-40, does have some low-end punch. Woo Hoo!
Yes, for the price it really is a neat unit. I wouldn't want to pay much more for it though. The lo contour is somewhat like a resonance control, and the process acts somewhat like a presence control (although I think it boosts around 2khz). It does at a sense of tightness to your sound, almost like compression, but of course not exactly like it. You just have to try it yourself and see if you like it.