The new Nano Bass Big Muff is the latest EHX bass guitar, effect pedal. It delivers that huge Bass Big Muff sound in a nano-sized package. With voicing inspired by the battle-tank green, Russian Big Muff and a classic Big Muff Pi layout of Sustain...
The new Nano Bass Big Muff is the latest EHX bass guitar, effect pedal. It delivers that huge Bass Big Muff sound in a nano-sized package. With voicing inspired by the battle-tank green, Russian Big Muff and a classic Big Muff Pi layout of Sustain, Tone and Volume controls, it provides sounds ranging from a slight but satisfying grit to an over-the-top wall of bass fuzz.
Big sound in a small pedal.
I'm a huge fan of the Sovtek Big Muffs, but the black one is a huge pain in the ass on my pedalboard (reversed in/out jacks on the BACK? No AC power?!)
This little dude is basically the same circuit with less than half the footprint. Very happy swapping the two out!
Yes it says "Bass" on the box. Yes it says "Bass" on the case. Yes this is technically a "Bass" pedal. However, it does guitar, real well. I started a search a few years ago for at least one fuzz pedal, as I did not own one yet, to add to my board; and yes I'm aware I might have a Gear Acquisition problem. Turns out I'm really picky when it comes to fuzz sounds. After trying a bunch of pedals, and hating most of them, I found two that I not only liked, but loved. The EHX Nano Bass Big Muff Pi was one of those pedals. Now that we've gotten the obvious use out of the way, and how I came to trying this thing out, let's talk about THE sound for guitar. It has the big Sovtek sound, mashed into a "normal" sized enclosure, I believe by a stampeding heard of Kamchatka Vodka drinking Russian Brown Bear/Woolly Mammoth hybrids. It sounds amazing, and glorious. It can go from nice smooth distortion, all soft and cuddly, like a properly brain-tanned bear skin blanket, to super compressed, crushed, and infinitely sustaining fuzz, that just feels like a felted woolly blanket, full of a myriad of small creatures, chilling around a camp fire under a new moon. As I received this as a Yule gift 25Dec2016, I have not tried it out on all of my gear, much less in every configuration I have. I have played it through my Fender Champion 600, with a 6l6 output tube, and a paisley silk grill cloth, using my MIJ E-Series Fender Stratocaster, with Torres Engineering BluesKaster Deluxe electronics. It sent the 600 into a beautiful place where Wildcats, and Dragonflies, play with children of powerful magic. It was the best that amp has sounded so far, full of mid range tone. I can't wait to pump it through my Fender Hot Rod Deville 212, and see if I can stop messin' 'round and get all numb, while waiting on the train. This is the box to have if you can only have one fuzz.
I brought myself one to get the Cliff Burton bass sound, but now I use it more often for guitar then bass, because of the dry switch you get always a real nice mix of both signals (clean and fuzzy) and I get really warm but also really harsh tones out of it. Also when i play Hysteria by Muse with it, everybody just says awesome :p Aaaaalso it sounds really nice on guitar :D