What Electro Harmonix bass distortion is best.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JohnDL, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. JohnDL


    Apr 27, 2019
    West Wales, UK
    EHX make so many different distortion pedals for bass I 'm confused and not sure what to get. At the moment I'm thinking Bass Big Muff Deluxe. Also wondering about Hot Wax. Any advice or thoughts would be much appreciated.
  2. TheDayMan


    Jun 7, 2015
    Russian reissue Muff, is my preference. The deluxe bass Muff looks pretty cool though. I’ve never tried it.
  3. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    Nano Battalion
    Sovtek Deluxe
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  4. Agosix

    Agosix Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Woodhaven NY
    Nano Battalion
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  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Sovtek Deluxe, not even a close contest.
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  6. 220_Hz

    220_Hz Supporting Member

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    I have an old Black Russian muff that I had modified to rams head specs, and I think it can’t be beat! That might be a good route for you, look on CL and you might find one cheap like I did!
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  7. rjovin

    rjovin Supporting Member

    May 27, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    nano battalion
    sovtek deluxe big muff
    regular (red and black) deluxe big muff

    all are great with bass.
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  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Love EHX in general, never was happy with any of their dirt boxes for bass.
  9. fuzzspiral


    Dec 8, 2018
    The Bass Big Muff deluxe is nothing special, in my opinion...I just couldn't get along well with that blend :vomit:: clean signal with the dirty one under it, it just disappears in the mix. This was my experience. The Sovtek Deluxe seems more interesting and versatile...
    I have the Russian Reissue and it's a beast
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  10. Personally, I think other companies make EHX pedals better than they do.

    Wren & Cuff for the win!
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  11. JohnDL


    Apr 27, 2019
    West Wales, UK
    What? How can other companies make EHX pedals. I'm not sure I understand you. And who is Wren and Cuff.
  12. jthisdell


    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    He means EHX clones
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  13. Yep ;)
  14. JohnDL


    Apr 27, 2019
    West Wales, UK
    Ah, I see. I'm afraid I'm not familiar enough with pedals to know which would be EhX clones. In principle what I really like about EhX is their huge range of bass specific pedals that seemtobe very well priced. And what's best of all for me is that they're made in America by Americans.