Are you addicted to the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff? You know, the dark and warm fuzzy goodness that haunts your dreams? Where your solos are divinely inspired, and every lick is impossibly smooth and yet somehow still ragged?
Have you been looking lustfully that Ram’s Head on Ebay that’s only $700 knowing our wife will beat you to death with that giant clunky Civil War Muff if you spend that kind of money? Do you have to hear a triangle once in your life even though it’s too big and too finicky to be on your pedal board? Surely just south of a grand is fair for an original V1 Big Muff right?
Let’s ignore fact that they were inconsistent, and the ones in nice shape probably weren’t played since they were the bad sounding examples. Go ahead! Pull the trigger! Or…
Get a Muffuletta.
It’s several Muffs in one box: Civil War, Russian, 70’s Pi, Triangle, Ram’s Head, and even includes a modern JHS version. If you’ve ever wondered what the differences were between the many versions, rejoice! The Muffletta offers the ability to click right through them all. Use the Russian setting for slow heavy parts, or click over to the Triangle to cop some articulate Gilmoreesque solos (just add delay!), or try the Pi version for Siamese Dream fuzz party…If you love the dark, mid scooped, booming fuzzy nastiness of vintage Big Muff tones, but don’t have an acre of pedal board real estate nor the inclination to make great friends with your neighborhood repair tech.