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New (and improved?!) Bass Big Muff

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AndyLES, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    Would hit
  2. Mattbass97


    Apr 9, 2011
    To be honest I hope it sucks because I've just bought an mxr bass fuzz deluxe and got my bass big muff PI modded!! Ill be quite frustrated if I like this haha
  3. G.Bisson


    Feb 26, 2009
    The artwork is cool
    The crossover is a great idea for any dirty effect, so is the input pad.
    Fully tweakable gate and clean blend too. It's got all the features of a boutique fuzz.
    And a price that is competitive with all the boutique versions that may only have one of those features.
    DI Output as well. What doesn't it do?
  4. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Beta Tester: Source Audio
    Doesn't sound like its a gate in the way you are thinking of, sounds like its there to get rid of hum and other noises, not to cut the edges off like a Mammoth or Brown Dog.
  5. G.Bisson


    Feb 26, 2009
    The gate may just be there to clean up noise, but I'm kinda hoping when set to maximum it can cut a note off abruptly.
  6. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Hmmmm, I think I kinda like that.
  7. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I'm liking the HPF & LPF. Gonna have to try one of these.
  8. It's got everything except a mid boost control/function - I wonder if the crossover is effective for preserving mids. If it is, I'll have to try it!
  9. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Kind of surprised that EHX put several actual useful features on this pedal. Still haven't heard it though...
  10. If it works as well as it is planned, this may just be worth a shot. EHX however, have a lot to do to prove themselves to me, I've tried so many of their pedals and I really want to like them, but they just didn't cut it for me.
  11. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rhode Island, USA
    Damn, I really wish they had put a Mids control on. That is the biggest thing missing for Big Muffs. The crossover is definitely interesting to me.
  12. gdavis


    Oct 18, 2012
    Good grief, I just ordered a standard bass big muff pi this morning.
  13. jetbike


    Apr 2, 2011
    Sydney, 'Straya
    I'm watching, and hoping, and interested.
  14. Will have to give it a spin once available. Wish they had put all the jackage on top.
  15. Between the blend and the crossover control, the mids might actually be retainable. Who wants to sell me their used one ;)
    BassikLee likes this.
  16. I fear this could be a typically half baked implementation - why put the crossover on a footswitch? If I stomp on that and it cuts the highs from my clean sound and lows from my fuzz sound, I expect the result to have a slight mid boost and overall volume drop...

    I would have much prefer they put that on a toggle switch and used the second footswitch for a feedback loop or pre-amp boost.
  17. mbelue


    Dec 11, 2010
    +1 on the feedback loop.
    As is I suppose it can be used to swap between two different"characters" of distortion. Interesting to say the least.
  18. Looks very intriguing. I look forward to trying it out.
  19. Damn, in five years this thing has everything... I mean, when they were at it, they could have easily put a cabsim for the DI, a mid button...

    Now seriously, this is exactly what I need. I'll buy it, definitely.