Big Muff for bass?

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  1. 12guitdown

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    My brother was asking me about a Big muff for bass. What do you guys think?

    He plays in a street punk band. Dropkick Murphys, Street Dogs, ect..
     
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    for sure. my favorite choice for bass. not subtle at all, but a thick rich aggressive fuzz that sounds just killer.
     
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    Yep, tons of guys use a big muff with bass.
     
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    Seconded. You can't beat the muff on bass. Think: "Muse - Starlight".

    Shoot for a Green Russian. There's plenty of them around - they have the most bass, which is what you want.
     
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    They sound great. Takes some tweaking to match your set-up, but they are great. Rats can be decent as well.
     
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    the big muff works fine for bass , but works even better when used blended with the clean signal, using a parallel blender stompbox such as Barge Concepts VB-jr or Xotic X-blender .

    I think Fuzzes used without blender tend to make bass guitars loose their low-end and get more mids and sound more like guitars , or eventually like bass-synthesizers if the fuzz generates lots of square waves.

    I personally use prescription electronics depth-charge which incorporates a blend control , the difference is this one has a more sixties fuzz sound than the big muff.
     
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    Our bass player didn't like it, because it took some of the low end away. I thought it sounded pretty cool though. (He was using the NYC reissue.)
     
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    On Bass, Russian > USA.

    +1 to the Green Russian comment or you may want to look at the EarthQuaker Devices Hoof. Loosely, based on the Green Russian and not as expensive.
     
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    I use a USA and it sounds great, a little thin at times, but you can dial that out
     
  10. 12guitdown

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    Bought my girlfriend an NYC Muff for Christmas, and she loves it. Don't expect any sort of subtlety out of them though, its either lots of distortion or lotttts of distortion.
     
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    i had my friend put a clean blend knob on my NYC RI. It's the key.
     

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