big muffs

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by king_truffle, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. king_truffle


    Apr 4, 2001
    Oshkosh WI
    Hey gang. I was checking out one of those online music stores for Electro Harmonix Big Muff distortion boxes. Anyhow, I found two, a big muff and then a USA big muff pi. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a difference in sound between the two. I know one difference, $79.99 vs. $45.99. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks gang.
  2. It's the russian ( cheap ) and American ( over priced ) versions.

    they're 90 % identical.

    the other 10 % is :

    - they use components from different manufacturers
    - American big muff has a clear-finish housing, where the russian has a black housing
    - button placement is different.

    soundwise they're the same.
  3. I tried both before I bought the USA version.

    THe russian was broken, input jack was noisy, and the volume knob didnt work logically.

    THe USA one worked great, so I got it.
  4. red-hot-bassist


    Sep 18, 2001
    i'd be more inclined to go with the russian,


    heh heh, im sorry guys, im overtly political in the mornings