#1
Hey everyone, need some input here.
So I'm planning on buying a bass soon (Most likely a Fender Active P Bass) anyway I'm looking for some good effects for the bass (mainly distortion/fuzz) I've been looking at the Big Muff Pi for a good distortion, however, I've only heard the Big Muff Pi on a guitar not bass. And on guitar I think it sounds terrible and I hate it. However (once again) I've heard it is great for bass. Should I go for it? Or do you know any other great bass distortions? Thanks in advance.

Oh by the way, the music style I play is like rock/alternative/pop (not pop in the sense of the stupid pop punk stuff, I mean pop like Nirvana/Beatles loll)

Great bass tone to me = Muse "Hysteria"
#2
the bassist in my band has a muff, i think it sounds freaking schweet! but he is after a more dirty distortion.

i guess its a lot of trial and error, take ur bass to ur local guitar store and ask to try their pedals. see what suits your needs.

p.s
hysteria rocks!
#3
Search for trheads on this that were made in the bass forum.. You won't even begin to consider a big muff after that. A bass with a muff will not cut through in a band situation, too much low end is sucked.

The only way you're really gonna get a muse tone is through byamping a clean and an effect channel with the fuzz, etc. on it. Like I said, use the search bar to find some past bass forum posts and you will also find a lot of nice alternatives to the big muff.
#4
Well saying you like Muse Chris uses a Russian muff. I think that what he uses on Hysteria along with a EHX Bass Balls and Time Is Running Out.