My favorite cheap pedal (clip)

thedroid

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There was a thread awhile back about good pedals for Stones/Faces type tones. The EHX Nano Muff produces some nice dirty 70s rhythm sounds with single coils and Fender-style amps. I did this clip with a DRRI and two guitars: an Epi 56 Goldtop RI and a MIM Strat. Amp volume is all the way down. Guitar volume either 9 or 10. Not half bad for $40.

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guybrush

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I'm at work so I can't listen to the clip, but yeah, I heard a lot of bad things about it until I tried one - I loved that nasty-ish tone. I'll buy one eventually for sure.

Have you tried stacking it? I got great results...
 

thedroid

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I've stacked it into an RC booster, which gives it a bit more sparkle. The bass knob on the RC also changes the character of the Muff's fuzz quite a bit. Bass all the way down turns it into a Satisfaction type fuzz. The Nano Muff doesn't like to have anything stacked into it in general, but I did discover that the AC booster with the gain off, treble all the way down, bass all the way up, and volume at 9:00 will turn the Nano Muff into a higher gain fuzz. Anything else in front will just make it a screeching mess.
 

Windup 43

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Sounds nothing like the regular Big Muff, but w/ the style you're playing that's a good thing! Nice riffin' :AOK
 

thedroid

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Thanks. It's nothing like a Big Muff. It's supposed to be a reissue of a pedal called the Muff Fuzz that predates the Big Muff -- it was a little box with a 1/4" plug on it that plugged into the amp input. It and the LPB-1 were the first EHX products. They now call it the Nano Muff Overdrive, I think to let people know it's not a high-gain pedal, but it's not an overdrive either: just a low-gain fuzz.
 




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