It takes talent, skill, attention to detail and dedication to make it in the world of music. That goes for artists and producers, naturally, but something that's all too easy to overlook is that it also goes for the engineers and designers who build the hardware we use every day. BBE is a good example to showcase this: over the course of some three decades of innovation, they've managed to push the envelope of sound technology to the benefit of artists and their fans everywhere. BBE gear has a well-earned place in the setups of musicians like Tim and Andrew Ferris, Vivian Campbell, Jerry Cantrell and plenty more... and that's no accident.
For a first-hand look at the quality that's landed BBE on such high-profile pedalboards, the logical place to start is by looking at the pedals themselves. You'll find lots of popular models like the Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer, Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus and Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator. And if you like the idea of trying a pedal that's been put through its paces by the very musician who requested it, then check out the BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Effects Pedal. It's like the classic BBE Green Screamer turned up to 11 - just the way Gus likes it.
BBE's pedals are definitely their claims to fame, but the good stuff doesn't end there. They've also branched out into other niches, so if you're looking for a different piece of gear, have a gander at what else there is to see in this section. For instance, there are rack-mounted sound processors like the 882i Sonic Maximizer, MaxCom Dual-Channel Compressor and Max-X3 2-Way Stereo/3-Way Mono Crossover. BBE even makes a 24-channel mixer, the MP24M... not to mention the BBE Stomp Ware Effects Plug-Ins, which take BBE's iconic boutique stompboxes from physical to virtual.
When you use BBE hardware for the first time, what you'll notice right away is the sheer level of quality: not just sound quality, which of course it has in spades, but also in the craftsmanship. These pedals and processors are built to last, so not only will you get a great performance out of them, you'll also be getting that great performance for years to come. But you don't have to take these words for it - pick up some BBE equipment of your own and you can find out firsthand.