The original Big Muff has been a staple in the rock scene since its introduction over 40 years ago, with both guitarists and bassists taking advantage of the exceptional tones and versatility on offer including: Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Carlos Santana, Cliff Burton, Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore - to name but a few legendary artists. The Electro Harmonix Deluxe Big Muff PI delivers the classic distortion and drive of the original NYC designed pedal, with a few extra features that make it even better than ever!
The classic Big Muff tones range from a subtle clean boost, through a dirty, fuzzy grunt, to an all-consuming wall of noise. It is easy to see why this pedal has been a regular studio/live partner for many rock greats, as it is easy to use, incredibly versatile and packs a hell of a punch!
The control layout is delightfully simple: Volume, Tone, Sustain, Attack, Gate, Level, Frequency knobs; Bass Boost/Normal and High/Low switches; Mids and Bypass stomp buttons.
As you'd expect, the Gate control preserves your original tone whilst eliminating noise and hum (interference). If you're looking for a distinctive stop/start palm-muted chunk, then the Gate is your best friend. The Attack knob adds punch to single notes and definition to chords, allow you to effectively control how 'muddy' or 'tight' your tone is. By adjusting the Sustain you can control how long it takes for the effect to fade out, giving incredible width to your sound to make it absolutely huge.
Using the Volume, Tone, Sustain, Attack and Gate controls, you can develop that classic NYC Big Muff sound to rumble gently or throw everything up to create a monstrous tone. If you're looking for a more distinctive tone then Electro Harmonix have included further MIDS controls to allow your creativity to run wild.
The MIDS section allows you to fine tune your midrange boost or cut with incredible precision, using the following: the Level control allows you to boost or cut your pedal signal output, the Frequency knob sets the centre for the midrange boost or cut, whilst the High/Low switch sets a narrow or wide bandwidth, the Mids footswitch turns the Mids section on and off. Whether you're going for a subtle or a bombastic effect, the MIDS section gives you greater power than ever.
By implementing a footswitch input, Electro Harmonix have allowed you to sweep the MIDS section using an external expression pedal, making both recorded and live performances even better.
As ever the pedal features true bypass so that your guitar signal remains unblemished.
If you're looking for that distinctive NYC Big Muff tone, with even greater tonal control than ever before, then this is the pedal for you.
Manufacturer Electro Harmonix Model Deluxe Big Muff PI Guitar Pedal Dimensions (H x W x D) 83 x 184 x 157 mm Weight 590g Effect Type Distortion/Sustainer Controls Volume, Tone, Sustain, Attack, Gate, Level, Frequency, Bass Boost/Normal, High/Low, MIDS, Bypass Connectivity Guitar In Guitar Out Expression Pedal Input Included Accessories 9V Battery
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