We have reissued the original Version 1 Big Muff and it’s dripping with vintage Electro-Harmonix DNA and tone. Dubbed the Triangle Big Muff because of the layout of its Volume, Sustain and Tone controls, this is the one that started it all. The ne...
We have reissued the original Version 1 Big Muff and it’s dripping with vintage Electro-Harmonix DNA and tone. Dubbed the Triangle Big Muff because of the layout of its Volume, Sustain and Tone controls, this is the one that started it all. The new Triangle Big Muff is a faithful re-creation of the original circa 1969 circuit now housed in a pedalboard friendly, die-cast chassis.
Electro-Harmonix founder, Mike Matthews, says: “The Big Muff Pi is the pedal we are best known for so I wanted to commemorate EHX’s 50th Anniversary (1968-2018) by re-releasing V1, the very first Big Muff. Original pedals are now selling for hundreds of dollars and this reissue absolutely nails that creamy, violin-like sustain and musical tone at a price a working musician can afford.”
The Triangle Big Muff features the following nods to convenience: an LED to indicate effect status, true bypass switching and the option of being powered by a 9-volt AC adapter.
Have only had this pedal a short while, so can't be too critical on it's build etc. but it sounds great! I've been looking for a fuzz for a while now and have tried a few different ones, none of which really did it for me. They weren't fuzzy enough, or they were the wrong kind of fuzz, I don't know, it's hard to put my finger on it. As soon as I plugged into the triangle muff I knew it was the one. Which did surprise me, as I had tried other muffs in my search and felt they were lacking something. If you are after that late 60's early 70's fuzz sounds this is definitely a pedal that you should try out. I also tried out the Russian big muff from this reissue series next to this one and it was very similar but had a slightly woolier sound, lacking a lot of the top end that the triangle had, which wasn't the sound I was going for but mght be preferrable to others.