Back by overwhelming demand... in a mini package! The cult classic Green Russian Big Muff first shook the ground in the mid-1990s. Since then it has been heralded by guitarists and bassists for its devastating low-end and unique sludge and sizzle....
Back by overwhelming demand... in a mini package! The cult classic Green Russian Big Muff first shook the ground in the mid-1990s. Since then it has been heralded by guitarists and bassists for its devastating low-end and unique sludge and sizzle. The Green Russian Big Muff creates a huge tone that is all its own, but is undeniably Big Muff.
This is probably my favourite fuzz pedal that i've tried. It is louder and fuzzier than the Way Huge clone. The price is great too. I would have liked it too look more like the original but thats just me.
I was looking for something with lots of sustain like David Gilmour used, but that could be versatile muff. I stumbled upon the big muffs and this one was the most subtle in his distortion, which I really liked
This Big Muff is incredible, the bottom end is very smooth and present even with the tone knob a little over 3 o'clock, but it's a lot tamer and not as chaotic as the N.Y.C Big Muff Reissue, but it's really down to personal preference. It's still a spectacular fuzz/distortion!
I'd never played a 90s Green Russian Muff (the Sovtek ones), but I'd heard good things about them over the years. I'd never been entirely happy with my other two Muffs. The Double Muff is great for crunchy overdrive, but it's hard to get long sustain out of it. The Little Big Muff does the sustain, but it's just a bit too scooped and fizzy/muddy for me.
I saw Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite with one of these reissues at a gig in Manchester earlier this year, and it sounded amazing in that context.
I think I've found my ideal Muff at last. This offers a lovely sustain and distortion which somehow seems smooth and crunchy at the same time. It seems to give your playing some serious mayhem whilst also retaining definition, punch and clarity. Coupled with a good analogue-style delay, it will do the 'Gilmour' lead sound with ease, responding well to vibrato and big bends without breaking up easily. Back off with the sustain and tone controls, and it gives you opportunities for really meaty rhythm playing too. The tone control on particular is great for making sure that low-end is retained. The pedal seems to have more presence in the mid-range than the American Pis.
My first impressions are that this is a great-sounding distortion pedal which is easy to use. I'd recommend it wholeheartedly.
I've been using the black/bass big muff as my main fuzz for a long time, mostly because the green russian was so much tougher to find (and more expensive!). This reissue is extremely faithful to the original, and is perfection. I find it cuts through the mix in band settings more than the black russian, and has a great overall fuzz tone.
Another great fuzz pedal destined to be a standard beside EHX's Big Muff Pi. This is a beefier version of the standard Big Muff that has a nice 60's sizzle, plenty of volume with tame to wild fuzz. The tone control is great and retains all the heavy bass end even when cranked to the treble side.