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Russian or American Big Muff?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by CallMeBlind, Jan 24, 2006.


  1. CallMeBlind

    CallMeBlind

    Jul 19, 2003
    France
    I'm wondering why so many people use Russian Big Muff, isn't American one better? What other under 150$ fuzzez couled be found?
     
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Hey, muff is muff.
     
  3. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    DAMMIT!

    Munji beat me by 10 minutes!

    :bassist:
     
  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I like the American for bass, myself. The russian is pretty good, and is fun and easy to mod, though.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Twelve minutes.
     
  6. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    The professional copy editor stands corrected.:spit:
     
  7. Skit1

    Skit1 Guest

    Jul 2, 2004
    England
    I was under the impression the Russian model had more low-end that the American one...
     
  8. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Owning about a dozen Muff's over the years, I can say that they both have decent bass response, but neither are perfect, the Russian's is a little bit better. However, the Russian Muff tends to be more harsh, while the American is smoother.
     
  9. CallMeBlind

    CallMeBlind

    Jul 19, 2003
    France
    What about other fuzzes? Prunes & Custards? Effector 13?
     
  10. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    For this, I'd recommend a search...
     
  11. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    what kind did cliff burton have?

    also, the muff is a guitar pedal right? its just that everyone uses it for bass aswell (or am i missing something?)
     
  12. Jackbass

    Jackbass

    Dec 19, 2003
    Paris (FRANCE)
    The russian model has no 9v connection isn't it?
     
  13. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    No, it doesn't come with an external 9 volt connector, but it is easy to add one.
     
  14. crapusername

    crapusername

    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
     
  15. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    Specifically the Sovek model.

    Q: which is closer to that sound? USA or Russian?
     
  16. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Cliff had an older model green Sovtek Big Muff Pi.

    The Big Muff is a fuzz pedal, specifically for neither guitar nor bass. I believe it's used by a larger percentage of bassists than guitarists though.
    Not stock. A battery clip adapter, or a more permanent mod can be done.
    1. It's Sovtek. Sov(iet)tek.

    2. The Russian one you speak of is also Sovtek. Though it's hard to say, the green ones were very inconsistent in quality whereas most of the parts used had low tolerances, so each pedal sounded different. Close to Cliff's sound? I've gotten it woth both a Sovtek or a USA Reissue.
     
  17. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead

    Sep 26, 2005
    Australia
    Two very good clones of the Rams Head BM fuzz are the Skreddy Zero and the Euthymia ICBM, really thick and juicy IMO, like the real thing only durable.
     
  18. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    SIB Nick Nitro
    Zoom Ultra Fuzz
    Tonefactor Omega Fuzz
    Subdecay Stupid Box
    MI Audio Neo Fuzz/GI Fuzz

    Just to name a few

    Fuzzhead have you tried any of those muff clones on bass, as I really fancy one but don't like the current EHX Big Muffs, I can get D.A.M pedals pretty easily.
     
  19. crapusername

    crapusername

    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    isn't there a guyatone clone of the green muff available?
     
  20. Sorry to derail, but what is this pedal like? Im very interested in it after discovering it on ebay a few days ago.