#1
Hi,

I was just wondering whether the exh big muff/nano muff/double muff is considered fuzz or distortion.

Maybe you could tell me?
#3
Quote by phoenix_crush
Fuzz is a type of distortion. This is like asking if something is an apple or a fruit.


I meant is it considered a fuzz type of distortion or amp style/maybe boss DS-1
#4
Big Muff is mostly a fuzz. It's just another type of distortion. Really depends what you're playing. Could be perfect for what you want, could be a terrible match.
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#7
The Big Muff and Nano Muff are fuzzes. The Double Muff, on the other hand, is designed as a hybrid fuzz/overdrive depending on how you set it. "Muff" usually means fuzz (like, Smashing Pumpkins fuzz), but not all things with "Muff" on them are fuzzes. (The English Muff'n, for example, is a Marshall-in-a-box style preamp.)
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#8
Muffs are actually very interesting. The "Pi" designation in the name refers to the the clipping circuit itself. There is a capacitor in that circuit along with the two back to back diodes (making it look like a pi symbol on the schematic). Diodes on their own cause clipping with a sharp knee, ie. fuzz. With the capacitor in there it smooths out the knee (because it takes time for a cap to charge and discharge) making it smoother and therefore more like how a valve clips. So it is a fuzz but it's not as harsh because the sharp knee is smoothed out by the capacitor. So you could think of it as a smooth fuzz.
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