Originally Posted by dickjonesify
Personally, I've always been turned off by the BBE Sonic Maximizer thing. It's always seemed gimmicky to me. Not sure why I have that impression exactly...
I understand why you think that. That's why it took me about 8 years to finally give it a try - and only because I got a great deal on a used one. Frankly, I don't think it's gimmicky anymore. Not any more so than an eq in the loop, and attenuator, or any other effect for that matter.
Could I live without it? Yes.
Would I like it as much if I had to keep tweaking it and turning it on and off depending on my amp, settings, effects or guitars? No.
But for me it really has been a set it, leave it on, and forget it kind of pedal. Trust me, I get your suspicion. But it really is an over all improvement in my rig.