good pedal to run big muff with?

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  1. still.ill

    still.ill Member

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    also are there any tonal differences between the little big muff and the nyc Reissue big muff?
    and which one is closer tonally to the 70's big muff
     
  2. silencer eleven

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    i like a treble booster in front of it.

    Jordan
     
  3. Tbone135

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    I have both a recent Little Big Muff and a '77 Big Muff that sound nearly identical at most of the range settings.
     
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    Apparently, the little big muff and the "regular" big muff are supposed to be sonically identical,
    but the little one was updated to have a smaller footprint. I've got the little one, but I wish
    I had bought the big one instead. Why? So I could have Josh Scott do this for me....

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh91/jhsmods/muffinmodextra1.jpg
     
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    Almost any overdrive in front of it will sound great. I love a Rat going intot a 'Muff, many others like a Tubescreamer-type pedal into it as well.
     
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    +1

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    i love the sound of phasers and flangers being slammed with a big muff
     
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    my micro syntesizer go crazy when i turn on the muff.. love it!
     
  9. still.ill

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    would a mxr distortion be a good pedal to run the big muff with?

    also what are the tones of running a muff with overdrive pedal??? is it like more distorted ish or more fuzzyish?
     
  10. dividedsky

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    Just an FYI, the LBM and BMP reissue are not the same.
     
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    i know but i heard that the BMP reissue doesn't sound like the vintage original 70's big muffs, but that the LBM does
     
  12. Tbone135

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    If I get a chance, I'll record them side by side for you so you can compare/contrast if you like.
     
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    +2.
     
  14. bloodlemons

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    A boost of some sort after the Big Muff can help add definition and allow you to accentuate certain frequencies/characteristics. I'm not going to go into recipes since there are so many variables, but it's one of my favorite sounds. Right now I run a Skreddy Pink Flesh into a Tone Factor 75 Special, and it's HUGE. A boost with a tone knob would give you even more control, maybe something like the Catalinbread Varioboost (I haven't tried one of those, though).
     
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    I boost my big muff with a MXR micro amp. Works great.
     
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    Right.
     
  17. gang twanger

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    That's exactly what I was going to say. I don't have a Big Muff, but I do like to run my Throbak Overdrive Boost (has excellent boost cabability if I need it) after my Sweet Sound Pro Bender if I want to give it more definition or bottom. Or, if I just want to give it a clean boost, it also works great for that.

    BTW, that Varioboost looks like a cool pedal, judging by the Pro Guitar Shop.com demo of it. And I love the size and shape of it. All small and cute-looking, like a miniature horse or something.
     
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    The Klon and muff sound insane
    muff and crunch box sound like a marshall with clipping issues :)
     
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    Overdrive, Delay, or EQ (cut boost those scooped Mids and give you a completely different pedal).
     
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    sniff....that's beautiful!
     

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