• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Labor Day Inclusion 8-22-14 EXT

Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

  • Write a Review
SKU 
#153335000000000
Top Rated
  • MSRP:
    $268.38
  • Your Savings:
    - $67.08
  • Your Price:
    $20130
1 Used From $177.14

Order Now! Expected to ship 10-11-2014

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
+ Add to Wish List Notify Me When This is in Stock
See All Electro-Harmonix Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz & Boost Effects Pedals
Electro-Harmonix

A bloody masterpiece!

Taking its inspiration from legendary British guitar amplifiers, the Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n Overdrive Pedal re-creates their majesty and classic tone with spot-on accuracy. Rather than approximating these amps as do emulator products, the English Muff'n employs real vacuum tubes, including a 12AY7 cascading into a 12AX7, to produce true Brit-valve sounds that are full of richness and natural saturation.


 
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
Electro-HarmonixClassics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
    • Performances (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great pedal if you want a tube OD pedal

    This is a Great Tube OD pedal, if you want a Tube OD pedal. Its really just a 'standalone" Guitar amplifier -Preamp section. Its the first two gain stagtes you would...Read complete review

    This is a Great Tube OD pedal, if you want a Tube OD pedal. Its really just a 'standalone" Guitar amplifier -Preamp section. Its the first two gain stagtes you would have in any guitar amplifer and tweaked to be useable and universal as distortion pedal. It obvious best use would be between your guitar and a computer with recording software or "amp emulator". In front of a Solid State amp it would also be well suited, or in any setup where you aren't using an actual tube guitar amplifier. It would also be a good preamp if you are using a rack mounted type of tube power amp with no preamp, or with a solid state preamp.In front of a very clean tube amp, like some of the "silver face" Fenders it would also work. Where its NOT well suited would be where its not needed. To put a tube overdrive pedal(ANY high gain tube preamp in fact) in front of a Marshall JVM or a Soldano Hot Rot for instance, would be just silly.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    tube without warmth

    This pedal may lay claim to add a tube sound when in fact it detracts from amp tone tenfold. I use a soldano hot rod head and this pedal neutered the warmth the amp...Read complete review

    This pedal may lay claim to add a tube sound when in fact it detracts from amp tone tenfold. I use a soldano hot rod head and this pedal neutered the warmth the amp naturally offered. I order this pedal to use it in lieu of another channel. Guitar players in search of tone beware. If you are in search of another Big Muff without the original quality, you have found it.

    Reviewed by 41 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Back to original !

    By Kailash soundz

    from Ljubljana. Slovenia

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I bought this pedal second hand and was amazed by its raw power ! well it was almost too much raw sound for me and very strong gain. I bought it with replaced tubes /JJ 12AX7(ECC83 S) instead of original 12AY7 BY EH. I played it very long with replaced tubes but always was not really pleased, too much colored sound of my bugera V5 WHICH I LOVE BTW! So I didnt use it much...Just recently changed tubes back to original 12AY7 BY EH and huuuge diference ---sound is now warm, bluesy, smooth it doesnt colour amp any more, it is not too bright it is now very pick sensitive, very alive, sound follow your playing not other way around --it is like you make sound, sweet spot the way you play. It is totally natural warm and very beautiful sounding now...so for me original tubes deliver what Im looking for--totally natural sound which follow the way you play. It was made for original tubes, but there are those who will still like much more raw, bright and distorted sound of 12AX7 more ! But I go with the original sound for sure !

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great pedal if you want a tube OD pedal

        By Marco

        from Baltimore

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is a Great Tube OD pedal, if you want a Tube OD pedal. Its really just a 'standalone" Guitar amplifier -Preamp section. Its the first two gain stagtes you would have in any guitar amplifer and tweaked to be useable and universal as distortion pedal. It obvious best use would be between your guitar and a computer with recording software or "amp emulator". In front of a Solid State amp it would also be well suited, or in any setup where you aren't using an actual tube guitar amplifier. It would also be a good preamp if you are using a rack mounted type of tube power amp with no preamp, or with a solid state preamp.In front of a very clean tube amp, like some of the "silver face" Fenders it would also work. Where its NOT well suited would be where its not needed. To put a tube overdrive pedal(ANY high gain tube preamp in fact) in front of a Marshall JVM or a Soldano Hot Rot for instance, would be just silly.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Addition to your sound palette

          By RideOnSkyDog

          from washago, ontario

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great Emulation
          • Reliable
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Layout Could Be Better
          • Wall Wart Adapter

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            First of all, I've owned this pedal for about 4-5 years now without a tube change, so I can vouch for its reliablity. It has NEVER "failed" "acted up" or "not worked" on me.

            I tend to use Fender amps for their pristine clean tones, and use pedals to colour it. I'm running it through a Concert 2 (like a suped up Deluxe Reverb), before that, a Hotrod Deluxe.

            There really is no other way to mimic a Marshall with a couple of cookin' EL34's, but I think this pedal nails that attitude pretty darn close.

            The muffin just hits that creamy plexi territory with authority (Cream, Hendrix), and can open up to the harder styles of 70's rock (Wishbone Ash, Thin Lizzy, etc).

            Only complaints I had are the size of the adapter, and the placement of where it plugs into the pedal (on the side, little fragile thing). It should've been put up between the in/output jacks where it is less likely to get bent if the pedal is tipped over.

            I have fine tuned my amp and pedal to get a very close sound to Duane Allman's on the Fillmore East album. The only thing holding this pedal back is that you just can't replicate tube sag without actual overdriving power tubes (where the marshall sound comes from).

            If you don't want to shell out, or be limited to a marshall amp, try this pedal out. Be patient, I found I had to dial the treble to 0 before I could REALLY dig into it. Also swapped the left 12AX7 for a 12AY7 to warm it up a bit. Kind of limiting, but it works for that 60's marshall tone.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            too much

            By Kailash soundz

            from Ljubljana. Slovenia

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            actually this thing sound so great and professional that I am still learning how to use it right. sound is just awesome but to use it in a way to get out most of it seems to be quite a task if u know what I mean.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            His Royal Majesty

            By Kevn0

            from Moberly Mo

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • King Of The Overdrives
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Great Big Wall Wart

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Anything involving Rock
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is the best sounding pedal I have ever played. I am using an old Peavey Bandit 112, and this pedal makes it sound like a high dollar vintage amp. If you are in the market for distortion or overdrive, and you are thinking about it, do it. A high dollar Marshall or Vox will get you most, if not all, of these sounds, but if you can't afford one of those, this will suffice.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The English Muff'n

            By SunlightAlchemist20

            from Athens, GA

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            So I got this pedal for Christmas, having wanted one for sometime. I hadn't ever played one, but I'd watched a lot of demos, etc. When I first started playing it, I plugged it into my Vox and thought "hmmm, I think I just had my family waste their money on me for this one." All I got was a screeching, bright tone which matched a few of the demos I'd watched. But then I sat down patiently for a few hours and tweeked the knobs on both this and my amp, trying to stay as close to my clean tone as possible. And now, this is probably one of my favorite pedals on my pedal board! It's warm and rich tube overdrive that also boosts the signal sent to my amp, yielding a loud, raunchy tone that must be a god-send. Paired with my MXR MicroAmp boost it just makes my leads sing and my rhythms full and powerful. I play in an up-and-coming band in Athens as the only guitarist and this just makes me stand out with authority.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Tube Overdrive!

            By Delaymaster

            from Mississauga, On

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal is great for achieving the warm, rich sound that people refer to when they're talking about tube distortion. It's 3-tone stack allows you to dial in the perfect sound to suit your needs and then some. I swapped the tubes it came with for TAD 12AX7s for more gain and man, this pedal screams. I currently use it at the front of my FX chain, but have put it at the end to act as a preamp (which is basically what this pedal is) with good results. Anyone looking to add 2 more tubes to their preamp or looking for real tube sound to use with their solid state amp, should seriously consider getting this pedal.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes, it

            By JWLB666

            from Calgary, AB - Canada

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I play Death/Black Metal. I have a lot of different pedals in my collection, this one somehow stacks up with every other "Metal" pedal I have. In the end if you are experienced enough to know how to tweek all your settings properly, you'll get a tone you want. This pedal makes my Behringer LX1200H half-stack sound like a real beast, I love it. Oh, I "did" take out the (2) 12AY7EH tubes and replaced them with Gold Series GT-12AX7-R tubes as soon as I opened the box.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Bigg Muff'er

            By Boosted-Top

            from Champaign, Il.

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I solely wrote this review to agree with Pots4 and Blake. THis is a great addition to a low watt rig. I've played it through CHAMP 600's and VOX AC4TV's, and it does great. Especially if the right tube is replaced with a 12AX7(I replaced mine with a GT Chinese 12AX7-C, awswome!) Great tone! From ZZtopp to Cream to ACDC, it does the brit valve thing. would not consider it a high gain pedal. Very bright, can get down and dirty.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Eh Whatever

            By RickPlayerSC

            from Chux, SC

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I wasn't impressed. In my opinion it was a lot like a old DOD super distorion. Nice clean overdrive or a little fatter over drive. These tube pedals to me seem to keep too many highs, and I really don't like that. I like really smooth creamy tone, and these tube pedals don't produce. This isn't like an old Chandler tube driver. More like a tube eq. I overall just wasn't impressed. I'm biased as I love fuzz pedals, always have. I use a Keely fuzz head and a big muff, from cracked sustain to wide open. Overall, I think it would hold up for quite awhile, EHX has great quality with a few exception, aka "the black russian big muff" however, lately their stuff is rediculously tough.

            Comment on this review

            Displaying reviews 1-10

            Back to top

            Previous | Next »

            You are changing the Ship-To country.

            Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.