This Is What The Big Fuzz Is About
By: Martin from NYC
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Nice metal casing, tight knobs and screws, I have bought pedals and tubes from EHX dealers and they havent let down. Im sure I wont be let down.
How has it stood up over time?
When I asked if I could buy the used Muff Pi from the store I was told I couldn't because it was old and non refundable, So Im sure this pedal will last longer as it has one owner.
Your general opinion of this product.
I use to own the Little Big Muff Pi but for some reason I didn't like it as much as my Boss FZ-3, so I sold both eventually to save up for a ZVEX, I tried a Big Muff Pi at local guitar shop and I was blown away for some reason it sounded better then the Little Pi. This pedal sounds slightly better with more control on the Sustain and little more bottom end and just right at highs. I even tested them side by side in the store. I had to have one but the price was to much basically $90. So I said to myself, I will look at American Musical for one as they offer Free Shipping. I look and found a awesome Big Muff Pi at a Scratch and Dent price for nearly half and I got it next day, it sounds exactly like I heard at the store.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
What sold me was that I can easily adjust settings on the Big Muff with my shoe and I dont have to squat over and risk my headstock bumping into something.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The pedal is perfectly balanced if you know what kind of setting you want. It has nice bottom end sound especially with Strats it gives it that more eerie sound or I can turn the tone up and get nice twangy brittle fuzz that will leave you deaf in a good way. I use single coils guitar only for the cleanliness of it and I just love how they distort.
How did the stain or paint job look?
It has a a few scuffs nothing major and no dents on the face from what I can see and thats because I bought it Dent and Scratch, its the inside that matters.