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I love fuzz, vintage (Hendrix) and modern (Bush and Smashing Pumpkins).

Still I only got money for one effect. Is it possible to get a vintage tone from the Big Muff ?
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Yup, definitely.
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I laughed at the little mistake in the description in french.

Normal description in english:

Legendary, sweet-sustaining fuzz tones prized by artists from Santana to Korn.


Traducted description from french :

Sweet-sustaining fuzz tones appreciated by artists such as Santana and Korn.


Like if Santana and Korn were the same still of music

Edit : I made the traduction myself so if you dont get wath is funny it might be because of my bad description
Sorryz for me bad engrish.

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personally i don't think you can get a convincing hendrix/ fuzz face tone out of the big muff but maybe thats because i'm not trying hard enough. maybe look into the swollen pickle if you have the cash.
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Like if Santana and Korn were the same still of music

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They aren't and that's the point. Santana appeals to a classic rock audience, while Korn attracts modern players and people into metal. Suddenly your market grew. Good advertising, since they aren't lying either.
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'Cause here's the way I see it.

My amp on 1/4W setting, tone and volume at 10, it already gets compression.

I tough that I could set the Big Muff on low setting just to boost that bypass signal, so I can get a vintage tone. Crazy idea ? Might work ?
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'Cause here's the way I see it.

My amp on 1/4W setting, tone and volume at 10, it already gets compression.

I tough that I could set the Big Muff on low setting just to boost that bypass signal, so I can get a vintage tone. Crazy idea ? Might work ?

You'll struggle to get a vintage tone out of a Big Muff. I had a Russian Muff through my Vox and really couldn't get close. A lot of fuzzes don't sound good on low gain, no personal experience with the USA version but I imagine it's no different.

EDIT: If you're looking for a pedal that can go from Hendrix to Smashing Pumpkins try the Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz. I sold my Big Muff and replaced it with this, it easily covers Hendrix to Big Muff tones. Don't know where you're from but it's about £80 new in the UK.
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^so ur saying u havent tried the usa muff but u still say get a different pedal. TS in my opinion the big muff does get into vintage stuff but hendrix used a fuzz face so it will sound a little different i say go 4 it.
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^so ur saying u havent tried the usa muff but u still say get a different pedal. TS in my opinion the big muff does get into vintage stuff but hendrix used a fuzz face so it will sound a little different i say go 4 it.

I haven't tried it in person no which is why I included that bit. I'm just giving my own opinion that there's better alternatives for a versatile fuzz. I use virtually the same setup as him and originally used a Russian Muff. I think the Big Muff will be too thick for playing vintage stuff like Hendrix.
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I haven't tried it in person no which is why I included that bit. I'm just giving my own opinion that there's better alternatives for a versatile fuzz. I use virtually the same setup as him and originally used a Russian Muff. I think the Big Muff will be too thick for playing vintage stuff like Hendrix.

yeah, it does sound pretty thick when you are trying to play like hendrix, when i play voodoo chile i use it with my wah for the opening wah part, then when i get to the verse/nonwah part i change over to ds-1 for a thinner/airier sound (mp3 on profile)

it works great for most all moderate/lower distortions i use it for Ac/dc, occasional greenday, some ratm, and most other distorted songs. it sounds great with humbuckers, but thru my tele its really fuzzy and thick, but i blame that on many other factors (stock pickups, amp)

ill finish off by saying when i'm using it to solo...that g sting 15th fret, give it a lil bend &
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EDIT: If you're looking for a pedal that can go from Hendrix to Smashing Pumpkins try the Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz. I sold my Big Muff and replaced it with this, it easily covers Hendrix to Big Muff tones. Don't know where you're from but it's about £80 new in the UK.
I have a Tweak Fuzz and 2 big muffs (about to be 3). The tweak fuzz is good, for sure, but it's not as plug and play as the Big Muff. Also, the Big Muff has a lot more punch, volume wise, than the tweak fuzz.

I play generally what people would call 'Vintage" music, and I use a lot of fuzz. A Big Muff is a staple of that, for me, because it sounds very big. I don't know about Smashing Pumpkins, because I don't listen to them, but with a bit of tweaking (i.e. boosting the mids on your amp), you can get a hendrix-y type sound with a Big Muff. The best thing about the muff, though, is that you can get one used for 30-50 bucks.
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Goolz - I think you should listen to some of Corrigan's lead and rhythm playing on Pumpkins and tell us what you think. I think you actually might like it. Guitar wise.

I personally, would be very interested in what kind of fuzz you would recommend. Bush has a similar sound. Sorry, I didn't bother to look up Corrigan's gear. I'll try to find you a song that has a good representation.


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Goolz - I think you should listen to some of Corrigan's lead and rhythm playing on Pumpkins and tell us what you think. I think you actually might like it. Guitar wise.

I personally, would be very interested in what kind of fuzz you would recommend. Bush has a similar sound. Sorry, I didn't bother to look up Corrigan's gear. I'll try to find you a song that has a good representation.




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The Germanium OD from EHX might get you what you want but don't take my word.
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