#1
well i like the sound and would like a muff...i've narrowed it down to the big muff or little big muff...

are they exactly the same in sound, just different in size?
and would you classify a muff as fuzz?

i don't think i'd have any reason to get the big muff unless it sounded different.
i'm pretty sure i want the little big muff...

and a weird thing...on the ehx site the big muff and little big muff have the same knobs in the same order...

http://www.ehx.com/products/big-muff-pi

http://www.ehx.com/products/little-big-muff-pi

but on musicians friend, it shows that the little big muff has different knobs (sustain tone volume, as opposed to volume tone sustain)

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Little-Big-Muff?sku=153340

so are the muffs the same?
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#4
pretty similar...i had both because my little one stopped working, so they exchanged for a big one...i prefer the big one because i can change the volume knob with my feet when i play live...other than that not much different if at all imo
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#5
No difference between little and big, muffs just sound different from box to box no matter what the size
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#6
They are the same thing in a different size box. Like it was stated earlier muffs change sometimes drastically from pedal to pedal. I have owned the Little Big Muff, and the Big Muff and they are great pedals. At lesser volumes you aren't getting as much as possible out of the muff. It will be slightly fuzzy but you will get more sustain than fuzz at low volumes. At higher volumes the muff is an awesome pedal, yes it is a fuzz, but you need some volume to get the most out of either muff.
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#7
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No difference between little and big, muffs just sound different from box to box no matter what the size


lol your w's annoy me.

personally...i just dont like muffs, but then again that doesnt help you. i tried out the big muff, and personally, the size ticks me off. i mean, ITS FREGIN HUGE!! and what's even more frustrating is that it really doesn't require that much space. ie, there isnt much circuitry, leaving you with one really big and incredibly light box. so, personally, id go with the small muff simply because it appears to do the same thing.

but thats all up to you. just my two cents
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....the big muff and little big muff sound "pretty much the same" according to my ears and the guy doing the video.....
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#10
Yes, the schematics are different but they do sound almost identical. If someone was to be playing one and you had to guess which it was, it would be very hard to determine which one it was.
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#11
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....the big muff and little big muff sound "pretty much the same" according to my ears and the guy doing the video.....


And he goes on to say "I like the Big Muff, I think it's just a little bit thicker."

Please watch whole video, or just use your own ears because you can hear the difference
#12
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And he goes on to say "I like the Big Muff, I think it's just a little bit thicker."

Please watch whole video, or just use your own ears because you can hear the difference


i did. and sure there is a weeeeeeeeeee bit of difference. not enough to warrant them having different sounds tho. slightly thicker does not convince me to buy something that much bigger
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#13
I really don't know how a Big Muff would be a size that would be inconvenient, both pedals are relatively small, its not like comparing combo amps to half stacks.
#14
If you can afford it I strongly suggest you get a vintage muff, it will be well worth your money
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#15
All Muff's sound a bit different from each other, but really, Big Muff's and Little Big Muff's sound just as close as any Muff will sound to another.

I'd go with a Little Big Muff just for the smaller enclosure.
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I really don't know how a Big Muff would be a size that would be inconvenient, both pedals are relatively small, its not like comparing combo amps to half stacks.


have you ever used one? like i said, it's a personal thing, but it just felt cheap, and i dont like things to take up much more space than necesary
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#18
get the normal metal muff the one with like 5 or 6 nobs
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get the normal metal muff the one with like 5 or 6 nobs

the metal muff is a distortion pedal, not a fuzz pedal. it's completely different.
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#20
to add to the big muff vs. little big muff debate, i saw this review for the little big muff that i thinks makes some pretty good sence,
"I own the Big Muff fuzz while my friend owns the Little Big Muff. We compared the two and this it what we found. ROUND ONE: CONSTRUCTION The construction quality on both the Big Muff and the Little Big Muff is great, and actually the Little Big Muff seems more durable. Both have 3 control knobs (Sustain,Tone, and Volume) and an AC jack. The only differnce in construction is the size which is small and convient and complete metal casing of the Little Big Muff. WINNER:Electro~Harmonix Little Big Muff ROUND TWO: SOUND Honestly they both sound about the same. Great sustain, very crunchy, great for classic rock from the 60's and 70's to about anything you want to sound awesome. WINNER: They are both winners they both are amazing ROUND THREE: FINAL THOUGHTS At about 5$ dollars cheaper and more convient and sturdier construction I wish I would have bought the Electro~Harmonix Little Big Muff."
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#21
I just bought my little big muff today. I'm sure I've played the big muff before, but when I played the little big muff today it sounded so much alike. It wasn't until I got home that I realized it was actually smaller than the big muff. I thought i was buying the same pedal. And seeing as the little big muff is smaller and sounds identical, it was well worth it.
#22
the big big muff sounds much better imo, and its probably the most badass pedal there is. the little big muff pi will make more sense, though, if you have a smaller board and don't want to have to get any weird adapters
#23
holy necro bump
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#24
The Current Big Muff is louder and a little crunchier. Little Big Muff is smoother sounding.

Personally, I like the big one better.