Big Green Big Muff problems!!!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by the blast, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. the blast

    the blast

    Jan 6, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Hi guys,
    I have an all green Big Muff that I bought a year ago from a friend for $40. I thought it was a new reissue as it looks brand new. After a little research, I think it's from the 90's (I'm not too sure). Anyways, I played with it a little & it seems to have a few issues:

    The HUGE button pops upon engagement most of the time. Doesn't seem like it sould be this loud.

    Also, sometimes it's quiter & weaker sounding in comparison to other times. OR, it starts out sounding fine & then will just drop to about 50% of the intensity & volume level for no apparent reason (yes, I tried many batteries).

    I really like thew sound of it when it works properly & but would really like to just be able to trust it. Do you guys know of anyone or companies that make reliable footswitches & can fix the volume/intenmsity issues?

    Any help would be GREATLYappreciated,
  2. rcubed


    May 8, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Check the solders. Sounds like a loose/cold solder might be the culprit.
  3. the blast

    the blast

    Jan 6, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Thanks, I'll look again when I get home. Pretty sure I didn't see anything when I looked before
    thanks. -John
  4. B.C.

    B.C. Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Sounds like a pretty cool find there :)

    I would check Small Bear electronics. They have a lot of old EHX replacement parts :)