Stompbox Blog: Electro Harmonix Big Muff

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Electro Harmonix Big Muff


Ahhhhhh.... the stuff of legends. Of all the legendary pedals the Big Muff is a cult-icon. Jimi Hendrix bought one from Mike Matthews before they were released to the public and Carlos Santana ran one into his Mesa Boogie around the same time. Hot off the heels of the popular LP1 power booster(a one transistor mail order box) Matthews wanted to create a noisy fuzz box that would totally saturate any amp with sustaining tonal pleasure. Every guitar player wanted to emulate the fuzzy sounds of their hero playing Foxy Lady and the Muff was fuzzier than a moldy peach. There were several incarnations of the Muff over the years.. the rams head, triangle knob, NY style, little Big Muff, Deluxe Big Muff, Sovtek Green, etc.... J. Masics of Dinosaur Jr. has one of the most impressive collections of this device for fear of losing his unique style of tone but particular color always seems to be found on his pedalboard. The Russian Green muff allegedly has the same knobs found on their space modules. The green Muffs are perfect for producing the Smashing Pumpkins or Black Sabbath wall of sound. For more info on the Big Muff and other Electro Harmonix products please visit...http://www.ehx.com/

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