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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Psyrcle, Jul 24, 2005.
Is it really all that different from the Russian? Am I going to hell?
Great pedal, similar circuit to the Russian but much higher quality.
I'm very sorry, man - but you are :scowl:
You should have picked a Russian one, because... well, I don't know. It's cooler.
Anyway... I'm sure there is no difference at all. The Russian may sound a bit more harsh, so it depends what kind of music you play.
My advice: Give your American away, or even pay someone to take it. I'll help you get rid of it
I chose a russian only because it was cheaper...
Russian = Indie Street Cred
I love my NYC Big Muff - I find it retains the bottom end real well, much better than the Russians I tried. However, I have heard that there can be some inconsistencies with Big Muffs and tone, so you might want to do a search here to find the mod for the Big Muff that adds a blend pot, so you can mix your effected and uneffected signal for more bottom end.
From memory, there is also a battery saving mod available for Big Muffs that changes the adaptor socket to a Boss style one.
I even would hesitate to name it "mod" because it's so easy, and not really affecting the effect... Just buy a Boss style socket, desolder the EHX style, resolder the Boss. Finished.
I always heard that the Russian's had better bottom end, but after trying a US Muff at the shop a week or two ago, I fell in love. I'm gonna trade my Digitech Bass Driver in for one of those babies soon.
Bit harder than that. Drilling through stainless steel is a lot harder than it sounds. The cheaper, more efficient, less paintful way resulting in less scratches is only $3.50. Get an adapter.
3.5mm (1/8") Converter (C35) from http://www.visualsound.net/1spot.htm
After modding four USA EHX pedals, this is what I've opted to do from now on.
This is also a good option if you have some sort of a mult-tap for power for a powered pedal board.
I never had problems to drill these boxes.
But well, your solution is good too !
Are you talking the American or Russian and which jack were you using?
It would depend on what type of drill bit you're using too. Is the usa muff case really stainless steel? I always figured it was thin aluminum
depends on what conditions.
For drilling sheet metal (yes, SS even) I would use a step drill (they usually run about $30) but cut really nice on anything sheet.
adding a converter would only add one more thing in the chain that has a potental to fail.
I wanted to get the Russian, but now I am leaning towards the American version. Are these pedals one trick ponies? it sounds like all they can do is a harsh distortion. I play classic rock. Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath type stuff. Do you think I could use this? Sounds like everyone on here has one...
Even a step drill is a pain to drill that with, especially without a drill press. With a drill press, it's not TOO bad, but still hardly easy.
And as far as adding a converter, it's six inches of passive wire. Not much to worry about there.