#1
So my friend (a bassist) recently purchased a Big Muff Pi. I didn't really have much experience with fuzzes so I tried it out with my equipment (check profile). I was kinda disappointed. It sounded weak and thin. I liked it for solos, but it turned into mush when I played any chords. I still like the general effect, but I'm looking for something else.

My main question: I'm looking for a more modern fuzz sound, like Muse or Smashing pumpkins. Can you guys recommend any pedals? Or can you guys recommend some settings to achieve those sounds with a Big Muff if they're possible?

Thanks!
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#2
What was the muff set to?
#3
I messed around with various settings, but mostly I kept it at:
volume: noon
tone: 11 o' clock
sustain: 3 o' clock
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#5
Matthew Bellamy uses a Z-Vex Fuzz Factory, so that may be something to look into.
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#6
To get rid of the muddiness, you got to put the tone past 3oclock. The more tone, the more treble with the muff. The fuzz also gets more defined. Roll back the sustain, because that adds a little too much extra noise. I have a modeling amp, so I use one of the medium gain channels with the gain turned up and the volume and sustain on the pedal turned down. Then I adjust the tone to get the really thick tones(by rolling it back) or a little sharper tone(turning it up).
#7
Quote by imgooley
To get rid of the muddiness, you got to put the tone past 3oclock. The more tone, the more treble with the muff. The fuzz also gets more defined. Roll back the sustain, because that adds a little too much extra noise. I have a modeling amp, so I use one of the medium gain channels with the gain turned up and the volume and sustain on the pedal turned down. Then I adjust the tone to get the really thick tones(by rolling it back) or a little sharper tone(turning it up).

Wait, you don't use the muff on the clean channel?
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#8
Quote by TastyMooglePie
Wait, you don't use the muff on the clean channel?

Well I have an AD50VT and I prefer the sound of the AC30TB channel to the clean channels. It gives me the tone that I want, but I play mostly garage rock and blues. If I get too much feedback, I roll down the gain or the volume of the pedal. I usually don't use a bunch of sustain on the pedal because it kinda mucks up the sound a bit.
#9
Quote by imgooley
Well I have an AD50VT and I prefer the sound of the AC30TB channel to the clean channels. It gives me the tone that I want, but I play mostly garage rock and blues. If I get too much feedback, I roll down the gain or the volume of the pedal. I usually don't use a bunch of sustain on the pedal because it kinda mucks up the sound a bit.

Ah cool, I'll try that. Thanks for the advice.
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#10
no prob. Good luck