Big Muff!? (Don't kill me!)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by KeithBMI, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. This has been done tons of times, but I can't seem to find the answer I want, I must suck at using the search feature...

    Are the big muffs (Russian and USA) one trick ponies? It sounds like all they can do is massive distortion. Can you get a subtle overdrive? I like classic rock, Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin stuff, should I get one?
  2. It's a pretty burly effect. It's definately not a subtle overdrive or dirty tube sound.
  3. yeah, actually i experimented and you can get a warmer, almost overdrive sound. all you have to do is keep the tone knob at about 9 o'clock, and keep the sustain almost all the way to the left.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yep, you can get anywhere from a fairly mild fuzz to all out hell. Had two Big Muff's on my pedalboard once for this very reason.