#1
I've been looking at a multitude of overdrive and fuzz pedals to dirty up my tone a bit when needed. I've heard that the best way to get a nice dirty tone but retain the bass end is to blend a clean signal with the dirty signal.
Now my question is, I saw that the EHX Big Bass Muff Pi has a dry and wet output; I have a Backline 600('till I can upgrade, naturally). Would I be able to use these two outputs to get this blended sound? By sending the wet signal into the effects loop of my amp and the dry into the regular input?
#2
You could send the signals to two seperate amps.

Or just use the blend function that is on the Bass Muff Pi and not bother with anything like that.
#3
Firstly - you're correct, some of the best driven tones are to be had by combining a clean signal with a distorted one (I usually like to blend two or three different driven signals underneath my clean but that can get more complicated).

Secondly - the EHX Bass Big Muff does have two outputs, but that isn't how you'd utilise them. To do that you'd need an amp with two inputs and a blend function, more than one amp, or an A+B - > Y type box. The easier option is to get a pedal that has a fully functional blend built in.

I own an EHX Bass Big Muff, and while it's a fantastic pedal that provides some amazing sounds, as a standalone unit I don't think that it excels at what you're trying to do. The pedal provides no interface for smoothly blending the dry and wet signals to your desire and as such, though I like to use it for that function in a studio environment where I can run more complicated signal chains, in a live setting I prefer to use my Big Muff as a full-on fuzz pedal for songs such as Hysteria, and get my slightly more subtle/blended sounds elsewhere.

One option worth looking into would be the MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe. This is a great pedal for this purpose. It has a separate wet and dry level control so you can properly blend the signals as you wish, and it also has a tone control that does not effect the clean signal which is an extremely useful function in my opinion.
#4
I made a y box for like $3 out of radio shack stuff (they are still good for something!). The blend function is useful but not very common. Guitar center also sells y cables, just stick on in your guitar, one end going through dirt, the other clean wet etc, then use another y cable to link them and put them in the amp.

This is About $10 and gives you more dirt box options.
#5
Quote by askrere
I made a y box for like $3 out of radio shack st ff (they are still good for something!). The blend function is useful but not very common. Guitar center also sells y cables, just stick on in your guitar, one end going through dirt, the other clean wet etc, then use another y cable to link them and put them in the amp.

This is About $10 and gives you more dirt box options.


Wouldn't that make my signal weak by the time it reaches my amp?

And thanks for the recommendation Ziphoblat! Hopefully I can find somewhere around here that has one I can try out.