Electro-Harmonix Big Muff

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Electro-Harmonix

Description Distortion pedal made in germany. Made from scrap metal
Posted By Paul Clark (15)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.8 (of 5)
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On 11/1/2005, Redmond Militante (957) posted:
Overall Rating:
-if you want the modern rock sound this is it, can also get really metal -this pedal is just really fun to mess around with
Model Year: 2003
Price: $70.00
Where Obtained: eBay
Features:
-3 knobs, tone volume and sustain -battery powered, i have it running through an adapter but it's awkward with the big muff case (basically i have to cut a hole in the battery cover to get an adapter in there, so it could use an easier ac adapter or some sort
Sound Quality:
-lp or strat through ac30 or marshall ss -this is the wildest distortion pedal ever, it's mainly for full on hard rock, not very versatile but if you want teh rock this is *it* -much much more screamo grunge distortion than my full drive 2 -yeah it's noisy, and can be really hard to control when playing -with the tone turned down it gets a lot of smooth low end, really cool and billy corgan-like with some reverb and chorus
Ease of Use:
- simple to use, does not take a lot of fiddling as practically everything you dial in sounds cool
Durability:
-haven't played it live, it's a *huge* box, takes up a lot of room on my pedal board (in fact i have to lay it on its side), pretty solid
On 1/28/2003, Joni Siitonen (1322) posted:
Overall Rating:
I've always wanted Big Muff ;) I think that I'm gonna buy new one if this is stolen, but I don't keep hurry.
Price: $95.00 EURO (new)
Where Obtained: Thomann
Features:
It has tone volume and sustain. This works with 9 volt, but there is jack to adaptor.
Sound Quality:
I use Ruokangas Guitar> Hot Cake> Wah> Deja' Vibe> Big Muff> DriveMaster> Volume> Amp. This works pretty well and it has sweet sound and long sustain. I mostly use this in solos and rhythm parts. This is reissue so this isn't as good as it is supposed to be. Original ones are almost always better than reissues. But for reissue pedal this is kinda good
Ease of Use:
It's not har to use, just put jacks in, set knobs and start to play.
Durability:
Well, I think that this works in gigs, I can take this to gig without backup but as I mentioned, I have few overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedals so I have backup always with me ;) It's not as tank as I thought it to be.
On 10/18/2002, Patrick Moore (66) posted:
Overall Rating:
I really wish i had one of these things, i heard they sound good!
Price: $0.00 ??? (new)
Where Obtained: ???
On 4/9/2001, Christine A posted:
Overall Rating:
Other fuzz/distortion pedals. I'd definately buy it again! They could maybe eliminate some noise but thats what noise gates are for and the noise can sound cool in some situations if you play it right. Like the tone better than anything and I can't think of any real bad points.
Price: $65.00 (new)
Features:
Three controls. Not man yfeatures but loads of variety in the tones. Has battery and mains power.
Sound Quality:
With Yamaha Pacifica 412, Fender Champion 110 - bunch of effects but mostly without others. Amazing! Best pedal I've ever heard. Can be noisy on high sustain but on a slightly lower setting it makes the hum I get from my old set up less noticeable. Only problem is that if you want a really good punk palm-muting 'chug' you cant really get it. It does do it a little if you experiment but not much. Use it for most style of play. I've used this thing basically non-stop since I got it and Istill love it!
Ease of Use:
Doesn't get easier
Durability:
No problems yet and had it for a while. Looks pretty sturdy, mine's obviously a re-issue. Its made the same as the originals and they last!
On 3/28/2001, Nick Vuocolo (31) posted:
Overall Rating:
Pretty sweet
Price: $50.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
No alot of contols. it has tone, volume, and a distortion/sustain. could use an equilizer
Sound Quality:
Sounds Sweet, but i dnt think it is a very good lead pedal. it is more if a rythem, but it still is sweet
Ease of Use:
Ith you cant use it you should check your head for an "IOU one Brain" slip
Durability:
Built like a tank