greetings, i want to identify myself upfront...my name's Judd and i am the product manager at BBE. knowing that the Sonic Maximizer is pretty popular with bass players, i want to make myself available to anyone with questions about any of the products we manufacture. i don't want to sell you guys anything, i'll leave that to the retailers. i just want to make sure that the info about our products is accurate. we've recently released new direct boxes and bass preamps...if you're a BBE fan, they are probably worth giving your ears a peek. i hope you will enlighten me with your questions or concerns. happy fwapping!