#1
What say ye about the BOSS DS-1 and the Electro Harmonix USA Big Muff?

Which is superior for flexible and downright dirty distortion?
#2
Both great pedals!!!
The Boss DS-1 would be more flexible, but the big muff has an indistinguishable sound.

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Having both is nice..if u can't afford them, get a Digitech DF-7...some people don't like it cuz it's "digital" but it does get close to the original sound.
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#3
Flexibility, the DS-1 for sure. The Big Muff has one real setting, fuzz. And that's what it does, fuzz. If you're looking for a distortion pedal, the Big Muff is not a good choice.

That being said, I love fuzz, and the BM is one of my favorite pedals ever.
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#4
personally i dont like the DS-1. I sold mine for a Marshall Gov'nor 2 pedal and it blows it out of the water. The DS-1 sounds very tinny. But i know longer need a distortion pedal because my orange has the best distortion ever. Oh and the big muff is amazing if you only want fuzz.
#5
They're both really different, try them out and see what you like best.
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#6
The Big Muff is fuzz and just fuzz. I love my Big Muff, but if you are looking for a wider range of tones, look at a DS-1.
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#7
i agree with Gibson_rocker, the ds-1 is very tinny sounding. i tried for so long to get a decent tone out of it, but i couldnt. i wouldnt recommend either of those, although i love the big muff, but it is not very versatile.id say to go to the shop and try a bunch out. (if they let you, i know that guitar center does.)
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