Electro-Harmonix Big Muff PI
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Electro-Harmonix Big Muff PI

Big Muff PI, Fuzz pedal from Electro-Harmonix in the Big Muff series.

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clinicallyguitarded

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1 Posted on 09/09/2014 at 08:47:09Direct link to this post
All right, so I've been looking for a fuzz pedal that own't muddy up the highs/mids and was considering the big muff. My concern is, on the EHX website, it's described as an overdrive, NOT a fuzz....help me?

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2 Posted on 09/09/2014 at 09:03:24Direct link to this post
Are you sure you weren't browsing the germanium 4 big muff? That, in fact, is an overdrive pedal under the same name for marketing purposes (like EHX does with the Electric Mistress, for example). The standard big muff pi is, indeed, a fuzz. Mind you, often times the thin line between fuzz and distortion is, well, distorted :lol:

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3 Posted on 09/09/2014 at 09:15:05Direct link to this post
Quote from puppetmaster:
Are you sure you weren't browsing the germanium 4 big muff? That, in fact, is an overdrive pedal under the same name for marketing purposes (like EHX does with the Electric Mistress, for example). The standard big muff pi is, indeed, a fuzz. Mind you, often times the thin line between fuzz and distortion is, well, distorted :lol:


Definitely not the germanium, I was on this page: http://www.electroharmonix.com/products/big-muff-pi

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4 Posted on 09/10/2014 at 00:45:39Direct link to this post
it's common knowledge that the EHX Big Muff sucks out your mids. Not sure if that's what you mean by 'muddy up' but it certainly changes them. If you want tone similar to the muff but w/o sacrificing your mids, try the Earthquaker Hoof. It's pretty much a Muff twin but with a mids knob. It was based on the russian green Muff and is germanium and silicon instead of just silicon (which I personally preffer).

It's a bit more versatile as it can both sound like a bit of a dirtier muff by scooping the mids, or sound totally different if you mess with the additional mids knob.

It would help to know what kind of tone you're after to be able to help ya out. Maybe it's not even a Big Muff that you need, after all?
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