#1
Short-and-sweet: Jack White is about the posterchild for the Big Muff. Yet his guitar usually sounds like it's just overdriving an amp to me. How exactly does he keep it from going to it's traditional, giant-stampede-of-fuzz sound?
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#2
on a muff: volume Up, sustain, minimum.

im usually able to get a White Sound by simply turning my amp up a little bit, i dont really need my muff for any Stripes/Racontours tones. if you go the Muff Route, then it's a matter of the above, with your amp's gain set to taste to mix with the muff/fuzz.
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#3
Try a smoother fuzz? Like the Russian big muff pi
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Try a smoother fuzz? Like the Russian big muff pi


yeah my rec'd idea above is from my Russian. f5ck the NYC version imo
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#5
Guitar volume knob I bet, you can get a lot more sensible tones from a muff with your guitar's knob in play as well.
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his "clean" tone most of the time isn't really clean, it's usually the overdriven sound you hear most. I guess he's either cranking the hell out of the fender twins, or using the silvertone more, but imo it's usually easy to tell whether he has the muff on or not.

he also has an mxr microamp, i think. ¯\(°_0)/¯
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Quote by SimplyBen
Guitar volume knob I bet, you can get a lot more sensible tones from a muff with your guitar's knob in play as well.

Nah man, Muffs don't mix well with volume knob changes.

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#8
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Nah man, Muffs don't mix well with volume knob changes.


Mine does
Then again, mine isn't a muff I suppose it's a muff clone..
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#9
I'm guessing that you have a Musket, right? If so, it's pretty different with its preamp.

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Try hitting it with a boost. The Muff takes boosts rather well, gets a lot more defined, sounds tighter.


This.

I rather liked the sound of an overdrive on low gain in front of my green Sovtek Pi.
#14
I've been thinking the same thing lately and I'm pretty sure that a lot of pros use the muff then blend some clean signal back in in the studio. You hear it a lot where its THE muff sound, but much smoother, more defined and less thumpy. I think that's how they're doing it but I'm not sure.
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#15
the crunch come from a micro amp. the muff he uses mostly on solos or build ups (build up ala Rich Kid Blues)
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#16
You know that Jack White doesn't always have is bug muff on, right?
Alot of is sound is just his overdriven silvertone amp.