#1
So i've had my big muff for a bit now. I've tested out many settings, spending quite a bit of time tweaking it. I've come to the conclusion that's it's not the greatest sounding pedal.

My biggest problem that i have, is that (and big muff owners forgive me) this pedal has no balls. All the punch and low end is sucked out of my tone with this pedal. This is because i have to have the tone knob at least past 1 o'clock or else it just becomes a muddy, bassy mess. And i would also like a bit more mids, but that's not THAT BIG of an issue.

So my question is: Is there a fuzz or a distortion/fuzz pedal that anyone can recommend that addresses these things? I would really appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks everyone.
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#2
do you play your amp at it's loudest
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#4
Uh, the Big Muff sounds soo ballsy, I think you have a faulty one or something.

Have you played the new Tone Wicker model? It's just pure bliss.

But my recommendation is the Fuzz Factory - best production fuzz EVER.

Try a Tonebender MKII (if you can find one), Fuzz Face (obligatory)/.
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#5
Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz, very versatile fuzz pedal
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#6
Quote by enemy120
do you play your amp at it's loudest


oh no, that would be too loud. maybe half way up. all the way is too loud.

Quote by djszkoda
Uh, the Big Muff sounds soo ballsy, I think you have a faulty one or something.

Have you played the new Tone Wicker model? It's just pure bliss.

But my recommendation is the Fuzz Factory - best production fuzz EVER.

Try a Tonebender MKII (if you can find one), Fuzz Face (obligatory)/.


no, i used my friends pedal too and it was the same deal.
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Last edited by psychokiller99 at Jan 18, 2009,
#7
it depends though, are you trying to get more rock/metal tones out of it? if so i suggust getting a metal muff cause its basically a big muff but toned down a bit with the bass and is basically a bit mroe stable and a bit more low mids.
#8
Lovepedal 200 lbs of Tone

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#9
Quote by Khoifish321
Lovepedal 200 lbs of Tone

Fulltone 70 fuzz


That 200 lbs of Tone is incredible. I tried it out and loved it. I wasn't as impressed with the Fulltone 70 though, it seemed a little to thin through what I got to play it through, however all I got to play it through was a Bassman and JCM800 combo so it may work better with other amps.
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#10
Quote by convictionless
it depends though, are you trying to get more rock/metal tones out of it? if so i suggust getting a metal muff cause its basically a big muff but toned down a bit with the bass and is basically a bit mroe stable and a bit more low mids.


Yeah i tried the metal muff, and it sounds cool but it's just straightforward distortion. I got plenty of that. I just wanted some crazy sounding fuzzy distortion, so i can do some matt-bellamy sounding stuff. I don't know if that makes sense, but yeah that's what i'm looking for.

oh btw, i play blues rock, hard rock, classic rock. Don't really play metal.
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#11
I thought the same thing when I tried out a NYC Pi, the sound just didn't suit me.

You might be interested in some sort of silicon fuzz face type pedal.

Also the new Tone Wicker big muff I tried sounded loads better than the NYC I tried so you could perhaps give that a go. Had tons of sustain.
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#13
Quote by Khoifish321
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCBODIOAIsw

There's a comparison between the 200 lbs and the 70. I personally prefer the 200 lbs! It sounds amazing.

That it does for sure. It's my favorite fuzz by far, I AB'd it with an Analogman Sun Face with NKT 275s and it blew it away as far as smoothness and richness of tone goes.
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#14
Fuzz Factory, anybody?

It's amazing.
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#15
i've seen the fuzz factory on ebay. There are different colored ones though. Any difference in the pedals besides the color?
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#16
The hand painted ones are more customized.

The mass production ones have a silkscreened logo.

No difference in sound.

edit: the silkscreen ones are also cheaper.
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Last edited by djszkoda at Jan 18, 2009,
#17
but seriously.

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#18
Quote by djszkoda
The hand painted ones are more customized.

The mass production ones have a silkscreened logo.

No difference in sound.

edit: the silkscreen ones are also cheaper.


k, i see. And as for the lovepedal. it sounds good. Does it have a tube in it? for some reason the description on the website makes it sound like it does.
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#19
Had a lovepedal, exchanged it for my Fuzz Factory.

I love the sound of my FF.
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#20
i think the fuzz factory and 200lbs of tone are totally different effects... i know they are both fuzz, but the fuzz factory is crazy and stuff with oscillations and random stuff going on that it's just called fuzz.. yes, it can achieve a brilliant fuzz tone, but it goes beyond that to kick *** in other departments as well.. the 200lbs sounds like a classic fuzz one trick pony. it's really good at it too, sounds rich and creamy, i wish i could put it on waffles. both amazing effects, different sounds... pick one that suits you best.. i think they are the 2 best options tho
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