Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Review

big muff piThis distortion/fuzz pedal has been in use for several years, and has been offering guitarists unique fuzz-like distortion which can’t be produced by many other guitar pedals in the market.
The Volume, Sustain and Tone controls are quite simple to use. You’ll find it extremely easy to set the output, enhance saturation and color your sound as well.
Use the True Bypass Footswitch to pull the monster out of the powerful signal chain whenever it isn’t engaged for a pure and uncolored guitar tone.
Apart from the 9V adapter, the guitar pedal can also be powered by a DC battery.
Sound and general performance
If you start by setting the knob at 12 o’clock and switch it on, an enormous distortion wave will instantaneously hit your ears.
The guitar pedal is ideal for producing high pitch tones, indie rock styles as well as grungy rhythms.
Sustain is significantly enhanced for both single notes and chords. There’s absolutely no doubt that you’ll love the even sound compression.
The tone control can effectively brighten things up and/or darken the effect, depending on what your needs are. Therefore, you can create the perfect lead sound without much difficulty. A simple adjustment allows you to find the right setting for cutting through the mix.
If you aren’t careful, the Sustain control can make you go a little insane. You only need to set the knob at 3 o’clock. The result will be outstanding sustain and saturation, ideal for creating epic solos.big muff pi
If you push the Sustain Control and Volume Control knobs to the limit, you’ll be surprised with the unruly monster that will be released, even though that may be exactly what you want to achieve.
With the right settings, you can easily conjure up exceptional distortion and also create tasty tones.
Features of Big Muff Pi at a glance

  • Delivers all the legendary sounds of the pioneer NYC Big-Muff Pi, among other sounds.
  • True Bypass for optimum signal-path integrity.
  • Footswitchable MIDS function that enables you to cut through during live playing or recordings.
  • Expression pedal input that allows real-time sweeping of the MIDS.
  • MIDS section consists of four controls that allow you to fine tune or cut your mid-range boost.
  • Switchable Bass-Boost for extra boom whenever you need it.
  • Noise gate with adaptable Gate-Control that gets rid of humming and any other noise whilst conserving your original tone and attack.
  • Adjustable Attack-Control that ensures all chords and single tones have punch.

Final verdict
The EHX Big Muff Pi is an exceptional pedal that is still extremely popular, despite the fact that it has been in use for many years.
It doesn’t matter whether you need chaotic sounds or refined lead tones, the pedal can help fulfil all your desires with ease. We give it a 3.5 rating

3.5 / 5 stars