Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by riis, Feb 6, 2008.
Anyone tried the Green Russian Big Muff PI from Absolutely Analog?
can't even find it... How would one actually buy one of these? No website...? Do you have any links?
Yeah. What they said.
"First off I used metal film capacitors in place of ceramic caps to improve fidelity and lower the background noise floor."
Weird. My green sovtek is really silent pedal, I've had/tried more noisy expensive boutigue muffs. I just realized awhile ago how good this green big muff is. Great combination with BK Butler tubedriver.
Yeah, that's the one. I found it through this link
My green Sovtek is also pretty quiet but I'm looking for something smaller but I love the tone. Just thought some of you might have heard about this one...
The big muff sound IS ceramic caps...
Why not just rehouse the one you've got?
So you're basically saying that this is not the way to mod or clone a Muff?
Of course but I'm always looking for something new for my collection too
Hi riis, glad to see you around here.. I was looking for that pedal too, seems like a good option for a muff.
Well that depends on where youre coming from.
Metal film caps modernize the sound and make it smoother. The ceramic caps retain the vintage sound and grit that most people want from a big muff. Thats why skreddy pedals are popular and most of the other 'we use reliable parts mojo isn't real' companies cant sell a pedal.
Ya know, I bought one of those green Russian Sovtek Big Muffs back in '94 or so. They were only $49 but I don't remember being blown away at all and I returned it. Now I keep hearing people talk about them and it makes me want to hear one again...
I think it's all relative. I had one and liked it but didn't love it. Next to the new generation of Big Muffs and the Black Russian Muff though it sounds pretty great.
Yeah, sounds better than the NYC. You will probaly say "wow this has a lot of gain" and the tone control is very useable.
The bypass sux and the idea of rehousing it is crazy because it is so byzantine-looking inside--it looks totally "made in russia" inside.