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

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

darkwolf291 04/01/2011

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff PI : darkwolf291's user review

« Great sounding Fuzz/Distortion »

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This is a Big Muff. You know what you're getting when you but it. Thick, Hairy, distortion somewhere between a Fuzz and distortion. A Volume Knob, a Tone Knob, and a Sustain knob are all this has, keeping things simple and making it easy to find a good tone. It uses a, 1/8" plug for it's 9V DC instead of the normal BOSS style, so it needs a special adapter if you want to daisy chain it with other pedals.


It is very easy to use this pedal. Set the sustain and tone where you want 'em, set the volume so it's the same bypassed as on, and you're ready to rock.


This is one thick and hairy pedal. It lies somewhere between a distortion and a fuzz, but is neither. Thick, mean, hairy, and aggressive are all words that can be used to describe this pedal. I find this is one of those pedals that you either like it's sound or you don't.
The input is connected to the output via a buffer. Being an Electro Harmonix pedal, it's a good buffer. There's almost no treble loss while bypassed, meaning what you hear while bypassed, is your guitar tone.


This is a quality pedal. Great sounding (if you like the sound of it) and decently priced. I personally don't find myself much of a Muff fan. I like a thinner, treblier and fuzzier fuzz. I am being unbiased in my rating and not rating it low because I don't like it. This is a great pedal, but I just don't like the Muff tone. This is one of these pedals that you either like it's sound, or don't. If you like the Muff sound, you will love this pedal. If not, don't get it. It's as simple as that.