#1
I'm deciding between the big muff US reissue:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-USA-Big-Muff-Pi-DistortionSustainer-Pedal?sku=153314

and the big muff Russian reissue:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Big-Muff-Pi-DistortionSustainer-Pedal?sku=153300

From what I've read around the net, people are saying the russian ones were better, but the reviews on musiciansfriend say the US one is better

So which one would you guys recommend?

I'm trying to get a thick black keys kind of fuzz tone, such as the one in this video:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mBPGm4Fbo0Q

rig is in my sig

thanks!
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#2
Little Big Muff imo
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#3
I don't think the big muff will give you the tone you want. Muffs are very smooth distortions which happen to be slightly fuzzy. Their naturally lower treble levels give feeling of a deep fuzz, but when you crank it, you'll find its no substitute for the real thing (real fuzz pedals have a subtle octave up tone which makes them sound so cool, the muff does not). The black keys use multiple dedicated fuzz pedals to get their tone. I think you should do some more research before committing to a pedal that might not be what you want!

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#4
Quote by handlerb
I don't think the big muff will give you the tone you want. Muffs are very smooth distortions which happen to be slightly fuzzy. Their naturally lower treble levels give feeling of a deep fuzz, but when you crank it, you'll find its no substitute for the real thing (real fuzz pedals have a subtle octave up tone which makes them sound so cool, the muff does not). The black keys use multiple dedicated fuzz pedals to get their tone. I think you should do some more research before committing to a pedal that might not be what you want!

Good luck


well yeah I'm gonna try it out in store first but yeah...

and I'm learning a few black keys songs and noticed that even when I hit some of the same power chords, dan auerbach's guitar still sounds like is is a TINY BIT higher! i guess that's the whole fuzz one octave up thing haha
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#5
Also - take a look at Mid-fi electronics Psych Byke and Peace Gun fuzz.
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