I'm sure there are plenty of bassists who love them, just as there are bass players that think they are just another stupid box of blinking lights (rack stuffing). What's your take? I'm not sure I buy into BBE's techno-fairy tale about what they say their Maximizers do, but I do like what it does for my sound (I dial in the Low Contour at 2:00 and the BBE Process at 1:00). Overused, these things cause what I call "Whoom-Tink Syndrom" when you dime them out. Same thing can happen when you give a bass player active electronics! I'm deciding whether to get a new sonic maximizer for my live rig. I've got a 461 installed now, I've got an old 422A in mothballs, and now there's the 362 and the 482i!! Is there any sonic difference to anyone's knowledge? Better headroom, lower noise, or tonal characteristics?