#1
Hi guys.
-So basically I'm looking for a fuzz. Was set on just finding a used NYC big muff, I want it for froosh like leads, that long sustaining classic big muff sound. Any more suggestions for similar sounding fuzz's I should look for at about the same price (up to £70/80)?
-Secondly, does anyone have any experience of whether the tone wicker is significantly more versatile/better than the stock NYC muff?
-I also mess with bass and wouldn't mind being able to run a bass through this. Any ideas how it would sound through a normal big muff? (I gather the Russian's have more low end). And what's the bass big muff based on/is it the same circuit as the guitar muff with a bass boost switch?
Any input is appreciated
#2
In my opinion the russian big muffs are much better than nyc but i suggest you try them out if you can there are better fuzz out there depending on how much you want to spend

also the russians work well for bass
#4
I have a Big Muff NYC and was extremely disappointed with it. I honestly just want to get rid of it. Maybe you want it?!?! lol

But check out the Russian, or maybe some Devi Evers
#6
i liek the big muff with tone wicker
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#7
I got the NYC Big Muff, and I love it, also I have the original one but I recommend getting the little big muff because its alot more practical
@jecox ssssoooo ssweeeet that whole set up is so sweet. If I had any distortion/delay setup it would be the akai headrush and BM. Awesome set up.



#8
The Big Muff with Tone Wicker is great. Get it over a normal NYC Big Muff. With the Tonewicker you can bypass the tonecircuit in the Big Muff and get somewhat rid of the midscoop Muffs are famous/notorious for. The Tonewickers are more versatile than NYC Big Muffs, but can you can get the same sounds out of it.

I think any of the Big Muffs sound good with bass, and I think the bass Muff is based on a green Russian.
#9
I like the usa big muff but i use it with a slightly driven clean channel, i MUCH prefer the sound i get there to on a pure clean setting, it reacts very differently with different guitars too and eq settings so if you get one make sure you play around with the amp too.
#10
Thanks for all your input guys. I've got a dano OD and a MXR GT-OD coming, and I pretty much always use semi-clean tones, so I was thinking of using it on top of an amp like that, or stacking it with an OD. I'm more interested by the tonewicker now. I didn't think the midscoop would be so much of an issue with my bright amp, but I've no real experience with a scooped sound, either way it looks like a good shout. I've looked a lot at stomp under foot and made by mike fuzz's, I know a bit about what they offer, but tbh the sound in my head is the classic big muff, 'violin like' sustain, which I think an NYC/Tonewicker muff would offer best.
#12
Hmm, I'm after massive liquid sustain basically. I'll have a look at some for sure, might be worth stretching my cash further. I don't know if I'd use it enough to make it worthwhile though
#13
http://www.stompunderfoot.com/MUFFS.html

Give them a listen. They will meet the bill for massive sustain.

I've owned quite a few pedals, and his civil war muff is one of my favorite. Check out the Floyd clip. They are also hand wired.

Give Matt a call and tell him what you're after, he's a great guy to deal with.
#14
Iv got both a Russian and NYC one.
The Russian one is ok, but I like the NYC one better. The NYC seems to have more sounds to dial in. I cant get as many with the Russian for some reason. Either way I sprang for the NYC one yesterday and I couldn't be happier.
Iv got a demo of my playing on the Russian, and im about to make one for my new one.
Watch in HD, its slightly better quality, lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J40aQtKE_lA
yeah I know I suck at guitar, but im working on it


Quote by jecox13
I got the NYC Big Muff, and I love it, also I have the original one but I recommend getting the little big muff because its alot more practical

I played the little one and it didn't sound as good as the Original. I dont know what it was, but I didn't like it.
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