Electro-Harmonix "Black Russian" Big Muff Pi V8
- Vintage or Discontinued
- Fuzz Effects Pedals Ranked #10
- Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi
- 6 setups using this
- 4 demo videos
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Based on 15 Reviews and 97 Ratings
this was the first big muff I ever owned circa '96.... I gutted mine and built another effect into the box. I had the intact and function PCB in the wooden box for a long time and recently I took it out and housed it in a spare box... plugged her in and Is till hate this pedal. This is one of the worst sounding muffs. I've realized I don't actually like big muffs, but even going past that distaste these black Russian muffs sound like ass.
I love this thing so much! It's hard to describe how it differs from the standard Big Muff; the fuzz is a little less thick (I mean that in the best way possible!). Just go look it up. The circuit in this thing is apparently nearly identical to the Bass Big Muff.
I use it to pretend to be Dan Auerbach...it's surprisingly versatile for other sounds/styles, though!
Dirty? Yes. Fuzzy? Can be. Distortion? Yes. Sustain? Insane!!
one of the best dirt pedals ever. not quite a fuzz, not quite an overdrive, not quite a distortion, but more of a mix of all of that in one with some outrageous sustain. Simply, I've got a ton of people listening to me play and wondering how im getting that really intense and then really gentle distorted sound that can get extremely fuzzy too. And when I say it's from the same pedal it blows people's minds. So glad I grabbed one of these back in the mid 2000s when they were 50 bucks and considered a cheaper, shittier version of the Big Muff. My my my how they were wrong.
Best Muff for me?
I have went through numerous fuzz pedals trying to find the right one and this is the one I have stuck with the longest. I love this thing! I stacked it up against all the other Muffs and Muff clones I've had several times and it just kills all of them. It's big and rich with a smoother top end and more low end compared to normal Big Muffs. So what if it doesn't have a 9v input? So what if it's big and clunky? Considering how good of a sound you can get out of it, It's well worth it!
Black Russian :-)
Version 8. I tried her in replacements with the rest Big muff. I a little her used on the stage.autumn2017. not a convenient entrance and exit. there are no power connections, the button sustein isn't conveniently located when you include you touch it and settings, but despite it at it a fine sound get off. perhaps one of the best in a ruler big muff.