Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Psyrcle, Apr 29, 2005.
I searched he forum and didn't find a thread explaining this but which one is better for bass?
Hmmm. Maybe I can be of help, since I'm a big fan of muff.
I can rather confidently say that of late, most American women seem to shave off most, if not all of their muff (much to my dissapointment). I think Russian women are probably more traditional, and leave more muff.
Thus, I vote for Russian muff.
I love my russian muff. I never use it alone, I add a // dry loop. I prefer the look of the russian, and I got it for 35 shipping included. So I never really wondered usa or russian...
From what I have heard .... Dont know if its important to you or not but the American has "true bypass" and should not affect your signal when the pedal is turned off, as opposed to the russian which will still introduce a little of the fuzz when the pedal is off, I just got my American Fuzz but I have not yet even hooked it up its still waiting for me at home right now.
there are like 34892432 threads with this same topic in them
I have the American version, and I love it. It's less harsh and trebley, but is still very aggresive to my ears. Gotta love the box too. And the price! A very versatile pedal IMO.
I can't find my copy & paste reply to this question. As the reigning King of Muff, I will say this:
There completely different animals with similarities in both tone and how they function. The Russian Big Muff is a more cost-efficient, foreign made variant of the American Muff with much looser tolerances for materials. On that note, I've played Russians that are both better and worse than Americans, which on the whole, are more consistent, and sight unseen, unheard, I would take an American Muff over a Russian anytime.
I found this Double Muff Fuzz pedal but am unsure of quality. Anyone know about that?
It's a new American design that is essentially two Big Muffs in series. The tonal control is limited, but the switch allows you to designate whether you want mild distortion or all out distortion. It's a good pedal, I was fond of mine.
This must be a self-proclaimed title! It sounds like we need to have a muff off to find the true King of Muff!
Or maybe in the absence of March Madness, I'm longing to make out another bracket...
OK then, how many have you owned
Going on about 32 different Muff's
32!? you are the king! I managed a music store for 5 years in the mid-late 90s, so I used to be able to "pick through" an entire New Sensor shipment of muffs to find the sweet ones. I can't match your number, but I filtered through hundreds of 'em to find the 10-12 that I owned at different times.
I have owned amazing Russian and American-made models. There's a green russian-made in particular that I gave to a buddy after the US models came out--wish I could have that one back! Hands down the best bass distortion, when you find a good one.
Also IIRC, Tpylons, don't you know of a mod to make a standard muff more bass-friendly?
Yes. PM me for details.
Jeez, the bassist from the Muse must be making EHX so much money. Ever since /Absolution/ came out all I've heard is muff muff muff muff muff muff muff...
People have been Muffing for years over Cliff Burton's tone. Nothing new.