Outstanding, Versatile Distortion Pedal
By: redgtrguy from San Diego, CA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Extremely well made. Has high grade components inside that guarantee long life and reliable performance. BBE has been making Sonic Max's for the pros for years, they know how to make a stomp box last.
How has it stood up over time?
Built like a tank. Heavy tough case, true bypass switch. High grade pots and metal knurled knobs.
Your general opinion of this product.
This is one outstanding distortion pedal. It sounds great right out of the box. # band EQ allows a great variation on the tones and you can dial it in perfectly no matter what type of guitar or amp you are using. You can dial back the gain and get a great overdrive or crunch tone or crank the gain for searing distortion and shred tones. By adjusting the mid range tone control you can get punchy lead sounds or scooped metal tones. Even comes with a 9 volt wall wart.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
How did the stain or paint job look?
How was the action out of the box?