i'm up to 14 now.
i still gas for more, normally to give me options for live work and recording.
it's always the inherent sound / playability that does it for me, although the shape does sometimes have an effect.
i tend to approach it like any tradesman, a chippie (Carpenter) will own more...
like wise. the muff for gtr generally is meh for me, but on bass it's great!
can i suggest you give the bass big muff a try. It doesn't seem to have as much gain available as the others, but is voiced really well for bass. It's supposedly based (!) around the green ussr muff, but also has a...
can i add my £0.02?
the marshall is a great reverb pedal. people tend to ignore it because it's not boutique, and seen as a budget option.
I'm sure the switch issue the previous poster had is the exception rather than the rule though. all of my marshall pedals get loads of use and i have never...
^^^ so true
i have lots of differing muffs (snigger!!) but the Bass big muff is superb value for money and pretty much perfect for most bass players.
not only does it have the blend feature, but it also has something close to the green ussr muff sound in there
The M80 is a great tool, but the distortion channel can be a real love it or hate it deal.
the key is found in the blend control. I use the blended drive with the knob around the 11:30 mark and gain around 3:00, and this gets used quite a bit for more edgy kind of stuff.
All in all it's almost...
EHX make some really good stuff for bass. the Bass big muff is seen on a load of boards across TB and basschat.
there are all kinds of options open to you. the best advice is to try everything - if it doesn't work for you not a problem, but you might find something worth shouting about!