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talk me into buying a Big Muff

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Help!I'maRock!, May 19, 2011.

  1. Help!I'maRock!

    Help!I'maRock! Member

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    frontrunners are the Euthymia ICBM, Catalinbread Manx, BYOC Large Beaver, and the Mojo Hand Colossus.

    current dirt consists of:
    Mr Sage Double Rocket Drive (Way Huge Red Llama x 2)
    Throbak sToneBender
    MI Audio Tube Zone
    Way Huge Angry Troll

    previously, i owned a Foxrox Hot Silicon Fuzz and did not get along with it. call it the case of the disappearing fuzz in the mix. given that Muffs generally have that "wall of sound" vibe, i'm worried the same thing will happen.

    recommendations?
     
  2. duderanimous

    duderanimous Monsterpiece Fuzz - Fuzz Master Extraordinaire Silver Supporting Member

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    I know I want to try out the ICBM one of these days... I say just do it!
     
  3. jdel77

    jdel77 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking of selling my Skreddy Pig Mine. Here's why you should buy it:

    *It is the best sounding pedal Ive ever heard
    *It sounds better than any other Big Muff. Ever.
    *Ever since I've owned this pedal I've been inundated with favourable attention. I've had to fend off gorgeous women and record company execs with a sharp stick.
    *All my jokes are now hilarious. I really am the life of the party.
    *I now have a chiselled jawline and a deep James Earl Jones style voice.
    *I can now outstare Clint Eastwood.
    *The Cohen brothers rang me up asking if I'd consider the lead role in their next film. Something to do with James Bond, but darker, with more surreal subplots.
    *For some reason Ben Affleck and Matt Damon want me in their gang. Well, they Friended me on Facebook, so that's a start.
    *I can prepare a To-Die-For Lobster Mornay from scratch. And TALK the lobsters into the pot.

    All because I bought a Big Muff.
    Convinced? ;)
     
  4. allanh91

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    Comfortably Numb solos.
     
  5. andoka

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    Seriously funny!

    Anywho...buy a Muff! The Manx does a lot. I got one of the first runs and I love it. There is a lot of tonal control with the Baxandall tone stack, and it can most definitely cut through and not get lost while still sounding "muffy" imho.

    Can't go wrong with Skreddy either. I don't own any (yet) but all of a sudden I kinda want one even more lol..
     
  6. wundergussy

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    Stomp Under Foot. Pick your flavor.
     
  7. tnt365

    tnt365 Supporting Member

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    Definitely don't buy a "Big Muff" as those suck (except vintage).

    Take the suggestions above. +1 for Skreddy pedals.
     
  8. allanh91

    allanh91 Member

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    ^ this.

    Personally, my favourite muff for smaller amps is the BYOC triangle version. GREAT pedal. Will never sell.

    I haven't had a chance to blast my 73 yet, but I shall, and it will rock.
     
  9. Help!I'maRock!

    Help!I'maRock! Member

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    any opinions on the EHX Tone Wicker?
     
  10. cubistguitar

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    I had that one, not bad, was a lot more clear and had an interesting sizzle. Still, over time, I grew to hate it and could not wait to get rid of it. It aint a triangle, thats for sure.
     
  11. guitarpkr67

    guitarpkr67 Supporting Member

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    Spam: I have a Musket Fuzz for sale. :) It's actually the best muff I've ever had, but as much as I try my band just doesn't need any fuzz. :(
     
  12. Help!I'maRock!

    Help!I'maRock! Member

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    i think i'm going more in the Ram's Head direction than triangle.
     
  13. cubistguitar

    cubistguitar Member

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    Both of those SUF rams sound really nice.
     
  14. Help!I'maRock!

    Help!I'maRock! Member

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    it's also become apparent that i'm going more in a "modded muff" direction than a straight clone.
     
  15. apeape

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    2 words; David Gilmour
     
  16. Help!I'maRock!

    Help!I'maRock! Member

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    i'm not really interested in mimicking geriatric heroes.
     
  17. NB_Terry

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  18. Black Arts Mark

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    I wouldn't talk you into buying a muff. Seems they are a little of the love it or hate it routine. My only suggestion is get something with present mids, unless you play alone at home.
     
  19. Help!I'maRock!

    Help!I'maRock! Member

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    That is exactly what I'm looking for suggestions on.
     
  20. Ben C.

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    [​IMG]

    Or get a versatile Muff that cops different Muff circuit tones in one box that also allows you to add in 'present mids' as much or as little as you like:

    [​IMG]

    :idea
     

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