Electro Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi

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Effects Unit for Electric Bass

  • Distortion / Fuzz
  • Controls for: Volume, Tone, Sustain, Blend, Gate, Crossover HPF
  • Crossover LPF
  • Miniature switch (input 0 / -10 dB)
  • Crossover switch
  • Bypass switch
  • XLR output
  • Input and output: 6.3 mm jack
  • DI output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 120 x 146 x 63 mm
  • Power supply via 9 V battery or a 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection - negative pole inside - not included, e.g. article nr 409939)
available since January 2013
Item number 302440
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The holy grail of fuzz pedals
Tomás O. 19.10.2015
This thing is brilliant.

If you're familiar with Electro Harmonix products, then you'll know what to expect - superb build quality and creative functionality. This thing has both in spades, mine has survived beer spills and produced some truly wonderful sounds, live and in the studio.

There's no superfluous controls on here, so it's not needlessly overwhelming. Everything has a very clear function, and will have a massive effect of the sound.

To the sound itself, a massive range is possible. The blend control allows you to be sure that no low-end is sacrificied, which is usually the one main drawback of fuzz effects. I've found the pedal will do pretty much everything from a subtle, dirty overdrive, to a full on wall of stoner fuzz. Hours of fun to be had by slamming out chords.

Engaging the crossover control opens up what is effectively a second fuzz effect (2 in 1, how bad!) and you can adjust the high pass and low pass filters to your heart's content, for an altogether different kind of fuzz. I find this option tends to open up a range of more grinding tones, which wouldn't be out of place in hardcore, death metal, etc. I've used this in a few situations to produce screaming high gain feedback, and other noises. Really with this pedal, your imagination is the limit.

The -10dB switch is a life-safer, as the signal coming off my pedalboard is quite hot, especially when the Big Muff is thrown into the mix. The master volume knob has ample headroom to get you back where you need to be.

This has been well worth the money, and I'm not going to be looking for any other fuzz pedals any time soon, because it just does everything so well. I'd highly recommend testing it out for yourself.
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Fuzz tone from gentle scratch to full-scale massacre!
Anonymous 29.05.2015
What can I say? You can really dial out anything! When I watched it's demo from EHX, I said, OK, what I'll need is Tone at max, Blend at max, sustain at max, everything at max to get that really thick, booming, aggressive sound I though I'd fancy. Guess what! I was wrong. Even for my extreme metalhead ears, the maximum settings are waaaaay too much :) I didn't like the recommended settings either, so I had to find my tone with it which needed some time, but it was worth it! Juicy little fuzz pedal.

If you are interested in what I use:
Volume at twele o'clock
Blend at four o'clock
Tone at twelve o'clock
Sustain at a little more than three o'clock
Gate at eleven o'clock, but this varies from setup-to-setup, I was relieved to hear that it makes no dominant change in the sound.
Crossover ON:
Both filters at nine o'clock.

But you can really dial out any tone you want. I'd highly recommend this over the standard BigMuff, on the first hand because of the Gate, without it your ears would explode, because it brings through a lots of noise...but a friend of mine explained, that to get the exotic Muff sound, it has to be nosiy...and on the second hand, because of the crossover section. It increases your tonal possibilities, but can be disabled if you don't need it. Very useful.
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No warranty for me, instructions in german
TECHRDJYTD 18.02.2022
Because the instructions were in german , i did not notice i had 10 days only to register the product. i wonderr if im not gonna send it back to buy a new one somewhere else and have my warranty.
I will never buy electro harmonix ever again , i have two pedals from them,
I also got an overlord from somewhere else at the same time.
Instructions in german and both pedals now have no chance to get a warranty.
Should i just learn to fix pedal myself?
A ridiculous company that give you a week to register when the product takes 4 day to arrive (if not five).
The 10 days are from the purchase so if it takes 2 weeks to arrive you wont even have a chance to register it.
Never been so disgasted to give buisness to someone.
Ridiculous ridiculous ridiculous
I can hardly rate it as it suppose to work for bass and guitar alike but without manual im not even sure if you should change something .
It doesnt sound amazing right now and some features are losing sound on bass and i cant figure out why .
After all the good comment i ve seen on this item i was over confident of it been good.
No one talks about the warranty rip off
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so many features at such an affordable price
Shawn Legaspi 06.06.2021
I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but this pedal blew me away! I've been using a multi-fx pedal with a Muff-style fuzz but having the real thing is just so much different.

this pedal has so much body and muscle to it, and it sounds just super tough. the fuzz itself can vary from a little distortion to full out fuzz - and with the blend knob, you can keep however much dry signal you want. personally I like it at 1/2 o'clock, with just enough clean bass to fill out the low-end. the gate is also super handy, gets rid of any unwanted noise with a simple turn of the knob, and works really well

this is all without talking about the 'crossover' feature, which basically makes this a 2-in-1 pedal. there are even more different sounds you can get from this function with the hi-pass and low-pass filters (where the HPF affects fuzz only and LPF affects dry signal only)

I do not believe I have any cons with this pedal, though with time I'll get to know it better

all in all a very, very good pedal and it's for sure a keeper :)
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