#1
I have a Strat hooked up to a fender blues deluxe. For pedals I have a Big Muff USA and a TS9. I really like the TS9, but I can't seem to get anything nice out of the big muff. I've tried putting them in different positions and it seems to sound a bit better with the muff placed before the TS9. I have the mid, bass, and treble all around 12 o'clock and the gain at 9. I can get a nice little crunch with just TS9 and the volume on the guitar turned way up but the Big muff sound very muddy.

Any ideas?
#2
It's supposed to sound like that. It obviously isn't the pedal for you, sell it and get something else.
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#3
It's a Big Muff. It's a muddy, finicky pedal. The quality control (especially on the Sovtek versions, but I see you have the American ones) is not great. It's just the nature of the beast. Mine has good days and bad days and days when I wonder why I spent a dime on it and days I wonder why they don't charge $400 for it.

The tone knob on the Big Muff should help. Turn it clockwise for a more compressed, trebly crunch and counterclockwise to get a dirtier, bassier sound.
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#4
Big Muff's aren't for everyone. They often sound better in a band mix, at loud volumes, then they do alone at lower levels.
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Last edited by Van Noord at Jan 26, 2009,
#5
Quote by toppsseller
I have a Strat hooked up to a fender blues deluxe. For pedals I have a Big Muff USA and a TS9. I really like the TS9, but I can't seem to get anything nice out of the big muff. I've tried putting them in different positions and it seems to sound a bit better with the muff placed before the TS9. I have the mid, bass, and treble all around 12 o'clock and the gain at 9. I can get a nice little crunch with just TS9 and the volume on the guitar turned way up but the Big muff sound very muddy.

Any ideas?

Lulz at trying to get a nice sound out of the Muff

It's a big, fat, nasty, messy sound, the muff. It sucks out a bit of mids, to.

Best way to use an un-modded muff, IMO: Put an overdrive with a nice mid hump AFTER the muff in your chain. Run them at the same time. Turn up teh midz and treble.

Muff has gobs of low end, though I don't know through the HRD. Noon on all the knobs on the muff is usually the best way to go.
#6
Your not going to get crunch out of a Big Muff. It is for fuzz. Putting the ts9 (with the drive at 5 or less) in front of the Big Muff will help articulate it a little.
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