Stomp box

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A Peterman Bigstomp stomp box used by Bob Malone[who?]
A flame maple stomp box handcrafted by Dalmedo Custom Guitars.

A stomp box or stompbox is a simple percussion instrument consisting of a small wooden[dubious ] box placed under the foot, which is tapped or stamped on rhythmically to produce a sound similar to[according to whom?] that of a bass drum. A stomp box allows a performer such as a singer or guitar player to create a simple rhythmic self-accompaniment. Stompboxes are most commonly used in American folk and blues music, but they are also used across the musical spectrum.[citation needed]

In 2010s-era use,[citation needed] a microphone, or more commonly[according to whom?] a simple piezo transducer, is usually[when?] placed inside the box to allow amplification of the stompbox's deep[citation needed] bass sound through the PA system or bass amplifier. Other stompboxes such as the PorchBoard Bass and the Peterman acoustic use magnetic sensors designed[according to whom?] to produce low-end frequencies. There are commercially produced stomp boxes available[citation needed] (see photos), but performers often[according to whom?] simply mount a dynamic microphone inside whatever wooden box they have handy. Some homemade stomp boxes include customized features such as a built-in preamp or equalizer.[citation needed]

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