A stomp box (not to be confused with a guitar effects pedal) is an electric percussion instrument usually placed under the foot. It makes a sound when tapped or stomped on, hopefully in time! Stomp boxes are particularly favoured by buskers or soloists without a band who perform covers, folk, roots or country music. They come in a range of sounds and tones, but most either emulate a bass drum or a snare drum. Stomp boxes are usually connected to mixing desks or speakers via an instrument lead, but XLR versions are also available. Peterman Acoustic Stomp Boxes are specifically designed with passive circuitry, i.e. "plug and play" and require no batteries or EQ to get a full, rich sound.