#1
Hey, I've been looking at getting a new distortion/overdrive pedal for a while now, and was wondering about an Electro Harmonix. I play mostly metal, rock and blues; I'm not looking for a very heavy sound.

So the three I'm considering are either the Big Muff, the Metal muff, or the English Muff'n. Can anyone give me some advice? Also, are there any particular advantages to pedals with built -in tubes?

Thanks
#2
et a littlebig muff, cheaper and has the same sound as the big muff
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because it's a fuzz pedal?
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#6
oh right u said metal, get the metal muff
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#8
If your looking for distortion/overdrive then the English Muff'n is the only one that can get a good overdrive sound, and imo the Big Muff is more fuzz than distortion, definately try and test them all out before you make a decision though.
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The English Muff'n is a great choice, nothing like the Big Muff. It's a very British sounding overdrive, complete with 3 band EQ.
#10
out of those 3, my favorite is the english muff'n. by a lot. i dont really know if the tube is actually heated up enough to do much, but the pedal still sounds very nice. the big muff is more of a fuzzy distortion (i wouldnt say its a full on fuzz though) and the metal muff is probably going to be too heavy for blues and similar stuff. plus, i didnt think it sounded that great. the muff'n just sounded very nice to my ears, very brittish. worked well as an overdrive and as a distortion.

but still, try all of them out and see what works for you. you may like the metal muff and may hate the brittish voice of the muff'n. so try before you buy.
#11
the english muff'n is a lot more expensive, but you can use it as an overdrive or a distortion. If you have the cash, get that, but the Big Muff is very versatile, so that would still be good
#12
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et a littlebig muff, cheaper and has the same sound as the big muff

Don't. It's not the same, at all.
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the english muff'n is a lot more expensive, but you can use it as an overdrive or a distortion. If you have the cash, get that, but the Big Muff is very versatile, so that would still be good

As much as I love the Muff, it's hard to call a pedal versatile when it always compresses your attack and takes large bites out of either your top or bottom end.
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Don't. It's not the same, at all.


It's doesn't sound the same, but that doesn't mean to rule it out altogether, some people prefer the sound of it to the regular big muff.
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It's doesn't sound the same, but that doesn't mean to rule it out altogether, some people prefer the sound of it to the regular big muff.

Alright, i can aggree with that. But you loose flexability...I twiddle my Muff's sustain and tone knobs quite often. I don't think the $17 savings is worth the loss of flexability. Also, the nano series pedals have some noise issues.
#15
i have a metal muff and it gets a somewhat decent metal sound from my mg (cant wait to try it on a real amp) so for metal i would recomend the metal muff. I love mine!
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