The original evolves.
Long revered for its sweet singing tone and violin-like sustain, the classic three-knob Big Muff Pi has helped define the sound of rock guitar for over 40 years. Now, EH has added some extras for those who crave more sound s...
The original evolves.
Long revered for its sweet singing tone and violin-like sustain, the classic three-knob Big Muff Pi has helped define the sound of rock guitar for over 40 years. Now, EH has added some extras for those who crave more sound shaping control. Introducing the Deluxe Big Muff Pi. It delivers all the classic sounds of the original NYC Big Muff Pi, plus more.
The MIDS EQ allows tonal shaping of the Big Muff distortion like never seen before, the GATE function lends itself to playing the Big Muff in new ways providing blasts of fuzz when you play and silence when you don't, the ATTACK control adds definition to chords and riffs without getting in the way of the Big Muff's original tone, and BASS BOOST brings back some low end when TONE is turned up to its treble settings.
While this may not be the most pedalboard real estate friendly or boutique sounding Muff on the market, the Deluxe Big Muff makes up for it with the massive array of tones hidden inside of it. There is the regular Big Muff control panel but underneath is a bass boost switch, which when activated will beef up single coil pickups. There is a built in noise gate which is a big plus. As a result, I run the Muff last in my string of gain pedals so it quiets any noise coming from any of them when it is on. The attack knob does just that: adds more attack to your picking. Where this pedal really shines above the rest is the foot switchable Mids section. It allows you to dial in a scooped or boosted mid tones so that depending on your circumstances, you either sink into the mix or are right at the forefront. A handy tool for solos. Now it is a monster on your board but I think its a worthwhile investment if that's the kind of tone you're looking for.
I swapped my standard muff out for this one because I felt that I was getting lost in the mix at shows. With the Mid boost that's no longer a problem. Sounds just like the original muff but with more tonal options!