The Biggest Muff of all time!
Long revered for its sweet singing tone and violin-like sustain, the classic three-knob Big Muff pedal has helped define the sound of rock guitar for over 44 years. Now Electro-Harmonix (EH X), the Muff’s creators, have uveiled the new Deluxe Big Muff (around £95) which boasts a selection of extra features for those who yearn for more sound shaping control.
In addition to delivering all the definitive sounds of the original, the Deluxe Big Muff Pi features a foot-switchable MIDS Section that enables the user to tailor their midrange and really cut through the mix. Its Frequency knob allows you to vary the centre frequency of the EQ while the Level control sets the boost or cut amount. A High/Low Q switch selects either a wider or narrower bandwidth around the boost or cut frequency.
A Noise Gate with adjustable control eliminates noise while preserving the player’s attack and original tone. An adjustable Attack control adds punch and clarity to single notes and chords, while a two-position switch provides a normal or bass boost mode, when greater bottom end is desired.
The new Deluxe Big Muff Pi is also equipped with an Expression Pedal input that lets the musician sweep the MIDS ’ frequency in real time, with their foot. The pedal features True Bypass for signal path integrity. It is housed in a solid die-cast package, comes equipped with a 9V battery, and can be powered by an optional adapter. Visit www.ehx.com for further information.
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