Designed to deliver distortion with no low-end loss!
The Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi is a distortion pedal that gives bass players that great distortion that the Big Muff is known for with no loss of low end. The Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal fe...
In this [interview with *Music Radar*](http://www.musicradar.com/news/bass/mikey-way-talks-bass-heroes-bowie-moments-and-his-signature-squier-571416/), Mikey says "As far as pedals go, I always love the Memory Man and Bass Big Muff/regular Big Muff from Electro-Harmonix. I've been using a Big Muff for distortion since I started playing the electric guitar and swear by it."more
This was Laswell's list of pedals in 2014, in which this particular pedal can be found as well. "Ernie Ball Volume jr (passive pedal), Digitech Ex7-multi fx epression pedal (orchestra synth sound effect only), Crybaby Bass Wah, Moogerfooger Ring Modulator, Moogerfooger Murf, Digitech Whammy II, Electro Harmonix Bass Big Muff, Pigtronix Envelope Phaser, Digitech Bass Synth Wah, Dod Performer Wah Filter 545 (Beige), Boss DD3 Digital Delay, Boss DD7 Digital Delay/Looper"more
Designed to deliver distortion with no low-end loss!
The Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi is a distortion pedal that gives bass players that great distortion that the Big Muff is known for with no loss of low end. The Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal features controls for volume, tone, sustain, dual outputs (effect and dry for recording), and a mini switch for bass boost. The Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi Distortion Pedal is powered by a single 9-volt battery or optional AC power supply (sold separately).
I don’t think it’s all that good. I may just have a faulty unit, but my muff hisses like god knows what. I would personally not recommend, and would instead suggest either the bass big muff deluxe, or the Russian big muff.
Of course Big Muff is a classic. Russian Green Muff gives great bass fuzz, but this is another story. EHX Bass Big Muff will give you fuzz tone which you would like or hate. I prefer to blend DRY signal with EFFECTED. There is a fail that boosts audio when you turn up the volume which acts as a blend in "DRY" mode. You can live with it in cases when you want to put fuzz in some song moments. But adjusting it to signal without pedal is tricky. If you don't like blending you can use it's splitter which can send distorted and clean signals parallel. I also like this pedal on guitar. Anyway, it's cheap and a good strart point.
Let me clarify here: It really isn't a bad pedal. It sounds really nice and you can get a fair amount of sounds out of it plus the price for it is totally awesome. However, if you wanted to pay a little bit more you can get a lot of other pedals that do this sound much better and do even more sounds. If you're looking for something that's inexpensive and sounds really good then this will be for you. However if you have the cash I definitely would not settle for this.
You can't really argue against this pedal - it does what it's meant to do with just enough controls to remain versatile. I'll check back to rate the durability in 10 years time. See you then!
An extra plus is that it sounds great through a guitar :)
I have no much things to say. This is the Muff; you must try the sound of it. This pedal is really useful thanks to the splitter out (effect and dry) so you can work a lot with mixing the dry with the effect on several amps. Electro Harmonics always make a well-crafted pedals so it's really difficult to broke it. I played it in several shows, with dust, mud, beer and many other lethal atmospherical agents and it still works very well as the d1. Thank you EH for made this little beast.
Three knobs and a three-way switch make this distortion pedal a great choice for any bassist no matter if they're on a budget or not (I got mine used for about $60). Combined with the wah pedal I have, it sounds great and is perfect for any rock or metal due to its versatile sound (something I love to find in instruments, amps and effects).
This Big Muff is a great crowd-pleaser due to its low price and authentic sound. Yet you will end up realizing that any older version of a Big Muff Pi will not only sound better, but actually last longer than 5 years. This pedal does deserve more than 2 stars, but this is just to tell you: might as well find an old one.
This pedal can give you the heaviest, filthiest tone you can get on a bass, but also add just a little of dirt with the switch set to dry, maintaining your signal unaltered. This is a must have pedal if you plan to crush everyone's lungs and teeth
Probably the only true “distortion” bass pedal that will NOT drop any of your low end. It’s rather simple (3 knobs and a toggle switch for bass boost, normal, and fat I think) but this thing maxed out will let you palm mute, and it’s less than $70, and again made in America!!!
Good configuration possibilities
Little switch is placed disadvantageously, you may hit it with your foot while activating the pedal
Little switch is also quite delicate and tends to break
This pedal can have many different sound alterations. You can have a screaming fuzz or a moderate to heavy distortion, dependent on your needs. This is what makes it so versatile and sound amazing.
I use this on my bass for a lovely sculpted and resonant fuzz sound. I also make extensive use of the dual output on synths, specifically 303 sounds pulling the sound from the Big Muff on to one channel, and routing the dry out into another distortion that fills the higher frequencies, to double track the sound.
While I don't play bass, I do find this pedal to be great if you want to play with a very heavy tone. I'm pretty sure I bought this before my band played the song "When God Comes Back" by All Them Witches at a show. If you want to know what this pedal can do, listen to that song.