#1
What are primary differences between to the two? I can never get a straight answer.
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#2
The USA Muff is more of a fuzz with distortion characteristics while the Russian Muff is more of a fuzzy distortion.

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#3
All I know is that David Gilmour uses the Russian Big Muff Pi, and his tone is pretty much the bible for tone.

After a bit of googling, apparantly the Russian has authentic Germanium Transistors and the USA doesn't? Correct me If I'm wrong.
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#5
Quote by joe_k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXcpqldmg_8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbzsbc_vqVw
have a listen for yourself.

EDIT: i'm pretty sure they both use silicon transistors. but i might be wrong too.



I was on those vids earlier. The Russian appealed to me but I just wanted to know the underlying differences.
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#6
russian=fuzz-ish distortion
american=fuzzy fuzz. also a billion times harsher
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#7
I'm going to GC tomorrow and I noticed they got a Russian Big Muff recently, I'll compare them if you'd like.

Personally without playing either I would go for the Russian just for cool factor and I think it looks way better
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#8
Russian Muff is darker sounding, scooped mids, and not quite so fuzzy, I prefer it to be honest.
#9
The russian one is a bit smoother - not as harsh sounding.

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Quote by greenwoodfan93
Russian Muff is darker sounding, scooped mids, and not quite so fuzzy, I prefer it to be honest.


Both of them have scooped mids, the only one that has the option to not scoop the midrange is the tone wicker muff.
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Last edited by [= Tom =] at Aug 27, 2009,