#1
I bought a Big Muff (usa) about a month ago to get a good fuzz tone but.......I'm not digging the tone of it too much. It doesn't sound like any sound sample I've heard, it sounds like I'm strumming cardboard everytime I play power chords or even just any of the lower three strings. I've played with the settings and I always have this problem. It may be my gear, though I don't see why. I play a Gibson Les Paul Standard into the muff, into a Danelectro FAB Overdrive (which I get a sweet sound out of so don't be hating) into my Fender Blues Junior which then goes into two Fender Cabs, so it sounds a lot like a Fender Bassman half-stack. Anyway, I've played with a bunch of settings and I don't know what to do to get a better tone out of the thing, so could I get some tips on how to make it sound better, maybe settings on my amp that I should try out? It would be much appreciated.

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#2
It probably has something to do with running the Overdrive with the Fuzz, that usually doesn't sound too good.
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#3
Well, there's an opinion on the Big Muff, that you either love it or hate it. It's a a pedal with a very specific sound, maybe that just doesn't float your boat.

You could try this way - get a bit overdriven amp, and then kick in the Big Muff. Fuzz pedals are said to sound way better when used with overdriven amp, not clean channel.

EDIT: Have you tried switching the places of the Muff and the OD pedal in the pedal chain? Maybe it'll sound better with the OD first.
#4
Quote by Doodleface
It probably has something to do with running the Overdrive with the Fuzz, that usually doesn't sound too good.


I don't play them at the same time....

^but about the love/hate thing, no one would love this sound, it just sounds like something is obviously wrong. But I'll try the switching thing.

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Taylor 414-ce
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1938 Gibson Lap Steel (priceless)
Fender Blues Junior
USA Big Muff Pi
Danelectro Fab Overdrive

My band
#5
The Big Muff is more for lead than rhythm so in other words it wasn't built for power chords.
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#6
I thought it was more of a rhythm pedal. Tried it once and didn't like it, it's got it's uses and you got to set it up right but I oculd only get some rhythm to work. The rest of the time it was fizzy and took away sustain.


Anyways the love/hate thing is true try to spend a little more time with it.

Maybe set it up guitar>muff>amp to see if any other pedals are getting in the way of it's sound.
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