Big Muff Pi (Made In Russia) review by Electro-Harmonix

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.1 (27 votes)
Electro-Harmonix: Big Muff Pi (Made In Russia)
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Price paid: $ 88.2

Purchased from: Musik Magazinet

Sound — 8
This pedal can be both noisy and and good, depends on the settings, if you want noisy this is the pedal for you, and if you dont want noisy, turn of the sustainer. I've runned this on a Cort action bass, onto a Peavey TNT 100 very old amp. I've connected this to an AW-3 dynamic wah, and an Toneworks multieffects. If you mix a bit and have little sustain(but not completly off) and a bit under 50% distortion you can make a Cliff Burton sound! I am to connect this with a Morley Power wah boost for detuned guitars and basses to get the ultimate Bass DS sound. The only negative thing with this is if any of your other strings are making sound, like the example above, you will hear both sounds like a flat cardboard, you dont get a heavy fat distortion sound, but some noisy stuff that is not pritty!

Overall Impression — 10
I play Metallica, and during the chorus on seek you can hear distortion bass, this pedal is the same used, and I hear no diffrence. The pots are easy to configure, the sound is great as long as you mute an open sting when you play on frets higher than 14, you get this wery quickly.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Yes! This is Russian quality at its very best, it even beat the Japanese. Seriously this is great, just remember to change batteries, cause it has no possibilites to be plugged into the wall. I've played LOTS of hours on this set of batteries, it lasts mounths. But what if you havent changed in a while? Just make your sound tech change or check the batery before a show! You don't need an adapter. You have one less wire to be conserned about and batteries are always easy to get.

Ease of Use — 10
It is certainly big and the pots (those you turn on, cause I've might be mistaken on the english terms) are great, you do not have to bend a bit to change settings. Since the buttons are long and not round it's made perfectly to go between two toes. The on and off button are good too, it's a small button but you cant miss it at all.

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