BBE 482 Sonic Maximizer

Single-Effect Rack Unit

Made by BBE

Description Rack unit designed to help in the definition of your sound by cleaning up the highs and lows.
Posted By Philip Thoma (230)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 1/5/2001, Philip Thoma (230) posted:
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If you don't have one, run to the local music store and get one. All the top level pro's use it because it is a miracle machine. This unit will help you get that much closer to the tone you've always been dreaming of. If you think you could live without the BBE, then you'll never come close to getting "that" sound, guaranteed.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $300.00 canadian (new)
Where Obtained: store
Two channels, rear ins and outs. very simplistic look, each channel has a led input indicator that lets you know if the signal you put into the unit is too hot. the two knobs per channel control the low end and the highs. A bypass button allows you to compare your previously s**tty sound and the glorious, god given tone the BBE will provide you with. I haven't bypassed this thing since the day I got it. Since there are minimal features, I give it a 3, but only because there are so few and I'm a knob twister and this thing gives me nothing to do. Just dial in your tone and thats that.
Sound Quality:
UNBELIEVABLE!!! I've been playing for 11 years and have spent a hell of a lot of time just listening to sounds and tones, and this unit catapaulted me closer to my dream sound after about 20 minutes of tweeking my processor and pedals. Any style goes with this thing. I would never play without one in my rig ever again. Too bad the rarting system goes to 5, cause to me this thing deserves a 10!
Ease of Use:
If you can't figure this out in 2 seconds then you should pay a visit to Dr. Kevorkian, IMMEDIATLY!
Other users have had problems with the bypass button, which looks a little flimsy, but mine has been fine so far. other than that it is very well put together.