So, I just listened in on a local band rehearsing. Getting in some networking in hopes to get some rapport going and have a good community showing when my band starts playing out. They were great! Here's the question: the bass player swears by his BBE Sonic Maximizer. I've heard of them, and have an idea as to what they do, but what is it exactly they do? Specifics to follow... I play a 6 string through a GK 700RB-II and NEO 410. I have a bass heavy sound, with some low mids and treble boost and a high mid cut. Coupled with my B3K, I have a sound I love. It sits in the mix nice, cuts a bit (but not too much), and is nice and thick. I use finger technique primarily, and am typically on the lower end of the bass spectrum. The other bass player used a Mesa Big Block and a Mesa 410, with a Sonic Maximizer. His tone cut like crazy! He swears it was the Sonic Maximizer, but I have my doubts. He also had a much brighter sound (don't know his exact EQ), and played much higher on the fretboard (I jokingly said after their rehearsal that they needed a bass player since he player more lead lines). I'd like to cut a bit more in the mix. Should I raise my high mids? Should I get a Sonic Maximizer since they're so cheap? Would that work on my rig, using the GK Bi-amp circuit? I've heard the Sonic Maximizer is basically a preset EQ "smile" curve. I turn to you, TalkBass, for your wisdom! What are the pros/cons of a Sonic Maximizer? Thanks in advance!