Boutique Big Muff?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by David Robrecht, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. David Robrecht

    David Robrecht Blue Fire Silver Supporting Member

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    Does anyone make a Big Muff clone/recreation/inspired by pedal? Other than EH, of course. Any opinions on them? Thanks.
    Dave
     
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    Skreddy Mayo for more modern BM sounds.

    DAM Ram's Head for vintage. I am a huge fan of this one.
     
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    skreddy and d*a*m would be good places to start
     
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    The forthcoming Barber Trifecta Fuzz is Big Muff based.
     
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    Sweet Sound Pi Face.... awesome pedal!!
     
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    The Foxrox ZIM Brown Muff is doing very well!
     
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    MG Music makes one (look at pedalgeek or www.mgmusic.net).
    I played one briefly once and it's in my shortlist. Amazing.
     
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    David Robrecht Blue Fire Silver Supporting Member

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    Awesome suggestions! I will check them out as best I can, sound clips being what they are. Keep the opinions coming. Thanks!
    Dave
     
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    I have to say it... there are too many D*A*M choices!
     
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    Ronsound Hairpie Classic.
     
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    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Is D*A*M done or are they just not making pedals currently? I dont think you can buy from them and their dealers all got cut off.
     
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    BYOC and OLC both have Muff variants.
     
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    Well, if we're going that route, General Guitar Gadgets also has a great Big Muff clone. Even though I've never owned one, I have owned a 1st run D*A*M Ram Head that sounded great... and the board inside was identical to the GGG schematic.

    -Ben
     
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    Yeah, as far as the DIY route goes, GGG has a Big Muff PCB layout that you can build all of the BM versions on (Ram's head, Triangle, Green Sovtek, etc).
    I built the 'stock' GGG Big Muff but added the AMZ Presence Control #1; basically it's a 'body' control that allows you to boost or scoop the mids. It's a great-sounding circuit and easily my favorite fuzz, but it's not as thick/gainy as the USA/NYC Big Muff reissue I had a few years back.
    I'm building the Ram's Head and USA versions soon.

    It doesn't get any more boutique than DIY!
     
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    If money is no object have a look at the Cornish P2.
     
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    David decided that the business was growing so quickly that it was getting out of control...he pulled out of all but two (i think in the UK & Japan) dealers & now he only sells direct through his ebay store. he said the only way to keep up with all the dealer orders would be to outsource PCB work & he didn't want to do that. he wants to keep his company small & his pedals handmade. it does make it harder to track down his pedals, though.
     

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