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Muff Porn

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Tedintheshed, Feb 16, 2006.


  1. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Okay Mr. Moderator, here ya go. Pics of my SBMP. It is what I have dubbed a version 5- steel body. this is readily apparent by the two screws about 2/3 down from the top. I have yet to see an aluminium body with this.

    A couple of notes.

    All the pots codes match, but ones seems to be centered oddly. The picture has all of the knobs turned counter clockwise, which as you see place the tone knob in a weird position. Gotta love the Sovtek QC!

    The bottem still has the original batery cover and feet (about 20% are missing them)- it was covered with velco, but the goop came off with some citris based cleaner.

    Lots of scratches, but this isn't a pedal for a collection. It's going in the board.

    I've learned a lot by just taking this apart. It is an easy task, and you gain a lot of insight.
     
  2. Damn. You misleading bastage. :spit:
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Not too bad, she's a looker ;)
     
  4. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Here is a pic of the top. The bird/star logo seems to be present on all version of the SBMP, except for the version 3 aluminium bodied one. Im can not confirm if it is on the Red Army overdrive, for I have not yet seen one that has that angle picture taken.
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I don't think you ever will. The RAO is a rare beast, and if you see it, it'll be MINE :)
     
  6. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Buahaha!

    Wanna bet?:spit:

    Someone call the owner- a mod and a poster is fighting over Muff!:eyebrow:
     
  7. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    I'll play, here's mine.
     
  8. I'm in!
    I don't see many of these around, but i like this one :)

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  9. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    That's a very nice specimen of a Version 4 aluminium body. Most of those seem to suffer from severe paint chipping. I think they statred using a primer before they painted the case late in their production, right around when they changed to steel bodies.

    Could I talk you into getting some info fron the other side of the circuit board?

    Let me know, and I'll show you what I need.

    Thanks,

    Ted
     
  10. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    Sure.
     
  11. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Do the pots have EIA codes or Russian writing on them?
     
  12. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    Looks like EIA

    The blury part says 1BT
     
  13. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    I believe that's Russian. The "N" in the "CN4" looks like a Russain symbol.

    Thanks though!
     
  14. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    You nancy boys need to get real muffs.
     
  15. Volk

    Volk

    Dec 18, 2005
    South Jersey
    Yeah, the N looks like the russian "Pi" letter, which sounds like a p...Although translating a serial number into english letters doesn't seem like it'd be too useful here I thought I'd add that.....
     
  16. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Well, I played this in a band situation on Saturday. This is the best Muff I've heard, easily surpassing the NYC reissue and original late 70's Muff I had. I don't know why, but I've heard a couple of theories.

    I was thinking about getting a Keely modded Rat (with the LM308) in an effort to emulate the distorted bass sound at the beginning of "H." by Tool. This nails that sound- I kept A/Bing with the song (we have a PC hooked up through ourn rehersal system, so we can access any tune we need instantly through I-Tunes) and was pleasantly surprise. Such a great straight fuzz sound!

    I know completely understand why these are so highy sought after by bassists. All I want to do know is get a first issue original 70's Triangle Muff and A/B those, for they are supposed to be the tone king of all Muffs.