BBE Sonic Stomp
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BBE Sonic Stomp

Sonic Stomp, Guitar enhancer from BBE in the Stomp Boxes series.

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moosers 16/11/2009

BBE Sonic Stomp : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The BBE Sonic Stomp is a simple sonic maximizer, or exciter pedal that can be used with any electronic instrument.  The pedal has a standard 1/4 inch input and output and can be powered by either a nine volt battery or nine volt power supply.  The pedal isn't in rack form as it is a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

Using the BBE Sonic Stomp couldn't be any simpler than it already is.  The pedal simply has two knobs - one for lo contour and process.  If you have any experience using any versions of the Sonic Maximizer, either in rackable form or in a plug-in, you'll understand everything going on here as these are the two parameters that can be found in every version of this signal processor.  The process knob will amp up the high end and 'excite' the sound a bit, and the lo contour is there to counteract and make up for this on the low end of the spectrum.  A manual isn't needed although I haven't seen it so I don't know how helpful it could be.


SOUND QUALITY

The sound of the BBE Sonic Stomp is definitely as advertised, but I wouldn't expect too much more from this pedal.  I've only used this pedal with guitar and have really found it to be of minimal use, even if it does what it says it will do.  It is nice to have a little booster pedal in my chain from time to time, but there is nothing here that I don't think I'd be able to get with an overdrive pedal or simply on my amp.  While this definitley does have a good sound for what it is, it definitely isn't a pedal that is essential by any means.


OVERALL OPINION

The BBE Sonic Stomp will definitely give you a boost if you are looking for it for your guitar, but this is just about all that this pedal is good for.  The pedal is cheap enough where you could try it at little cost, but for me it isn't a pedal that I need to have in my chain as it doesn't do enough for me.  If you're interested in a booster pedal I would try this pedal out, but be sure to shop around as I believe there are a variety of pedals out there that will do this job and then some.