Sonic Stompers Guitar Pedal Buttons by Se7enHeaven
Switch toppers are great little button-type gizmos that fit on a pedal switch. There are various brands available, from inexpensive plastic to a prestige design (Sonic Stompers) that I'll discuss and present here.
There are three reasons why you may want to include a switch topper on your pedals and floor-based pre-amps, presented in the following video, but also described below:
First, they improve function by increasing accuracy. Simply put, they provide a larger target to stomp. Most switches are only 8-10mm in diameter, whereas toppers typically range from 22-28mm in diameter, thereby making it easier to 'find your target' and land on it. Sonic Stompers is a full 28mm.
Second, switch toppers improve comfort, at least for those home players who are barefoot or in socks. Less expensive toppers have a flat top, whereas the more expensive brands, like Sonic Stompers, have a rounded or domed top. Regardless of a topper being flat or rounded, the larger surface area makes it easier (less pressure sensitive) on the bottom of the feet.
Third, switch toppers simply look cool, adding to an eye-popping appearance and quality of a pedal. You can apply a color that is a stark contrast, such as a dark blue topper on a white or yellow pedal, or a complementary color, such as a shade of red on a red pedal. There are so many combinations to add some pizzazz to any pedal, and Sonic Stompers even offer custom orders to best match a color or style.