Let's breakdown the Big Muff. Different Circuits? Old Vs. New? EH vs. Boutique?

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  1. Resonance7

    Resonance7 Member

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    Hey all..

    So I'm looking to dive right into the Muff world… :drool


    I know plenty has been posted before, but a new discussion is always nice…

    So,

    What are the different types of Muffs?

    Warm Wall of Sound? Liquid Lead? Fuzzy and rough?



    What about old edition muffs vs. new EH reissues? Any boutiques really nailing the muff?!


    Ha.


    Go...
     
  2. neosoulchild

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    As far as muffs go, ehx makes so many variations that I would rather just get an ehx muff than a boutique variation... just my opinion.
    But, I'm interested in this as well.
     
  3. chankgeez

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    I'm a huge fan of the new Deluxe Big Muff. Can get a huge range of tones with the mids controls. Easily the most Versatile muff out there. Only other muff variants I would like to try now are the BA Alter-Destiny and the Pharaoh to see how they compare.
     
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    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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    I came here to post the link to the Big Muff History site, but chankgeez beat me to it. It covers all the history, including the early clones/derivatives. It does not cover any more recent "boutique" Muffs, however, and there are a lot of them.

    I have some early examples (EHX Ram's head, and Colorsound SupaTonebender), as well as a large handful of more recent Muff derivatives. My current hands-down favorite is the Basic Audio Alter-destiny, but there are a lot of other good Muff-inspired pedals out there.
     
  7. jdel77

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    That Kit Rae site will never be beaten. It's the Muff Bible.
     
  8. Smow09

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    As far a boutiques killing it, stomp under foot and wren and cuff both make excellent "idealized" versions of the big muff across different eras.
     

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