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Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The finest harmonic distortion/sustain ever! Made in NYC!

Like the legendary Big Muff Pi of the '70s, the reissue Electro-Harmonix USA Big Muff Pi Distortion/Sustainer Pedal has 3 controls that let you dial in the finest harmonic distortion/sustain ever produced. The Volume control adjusts the output level. The Sustain control optimizes the long sustain with just the right amount of harmonic distortion. The Tone control provides a range of sounds, from warm bass to crisp treble.


 
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Electro-HarmonixClassics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 197 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (154)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best fuzz out there

    Overall im very happy with this... it was the first pedal I bought an is my most used. A good bass fuzz and guitar fuzz in one.. a reason its been in...Read complete review

    Overall im very happy with this... it was the first pedal I bought an is my most used. A good bass fuzz and guitar fuzz in one.. a reason its been in continuous use for 40 + years. I do wish that it had more clarity. Overall good job EHX. You've don't it again.
    It has enough volume to use it almost as a stand alone boost, useful with a dirty amp. Megatons of fuzz and sustain, useful for solos with sustain cranked, good rhythm tones when its backed off. The tone knob is where it sold me... it can, like in the discription, go from warm bass to crisp treble, which makes it a good candidate for a bass fuzz. Perfect for tones like Chris from Muse. Or if you are a Felix Pappalardi fan, turn the tone to half and sustain cranked. This can get good Jack Bruce tone from the 1968 Cream farewell concert. With a wah wah you get a perfect Cliff Burton tone.
    I gave it an 8 because the paint will chip easy... be carefull. Other than that its fine, stronger than it Looks.
    For what it costs its a steal.... I have 2 of these and love them to death. If you are not happy then there are hundreds of mods out there there to "fix" it. I have played pedals that cost twice as much, yet sound cheap.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cute by not quite!

    Good day to all! Engaging this device produces a great deal of hum which is exacerbated when driven by single coil pickups and powered in tandem with 60 cycle lighting. As for the...Read complete review

    Good day to all! Engaging this device produces a great deal of hum which is exacerbated when driven by single coil pickups and powered in tandem with 60 cycle lighting. As for the "sustain" function. Both words "sustain and function" are anathema in relation to what these produce. Instead of sustain; harsh fuzz-tone which readily breaks up is delivered in ever increasing increments as the sustain function is increased. The only sound that does not break-up with this action is the hum which becomes loud enough to drown out subtle rifs. The tone function is very either or in is response. Either you have a very thick drowning in mud tone or ear-drum splitting piezoic highs. At this moment I am looking at my 1967 all steel constructed same device. The internal electronics have 4 times the components of the new device in question, and is 1/3 smaller. There is NO sound equality between my 67 device and a new one. Mine delivers clear, sweet, translucent, distinctive harmonics with near endless singing sustain of full chords and single notes which do not break up but transform into rich feed-back. Sad to say that the emphasis on the vast majority of today's faster cheaper electronics in pretty packaging are but pale phantoms and specters of yester-years excellence.

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    1.0

    Cute by not quite!

    By Gypsy Priest

    from Winston-Salem N.C.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Limited Selection Of Effects
    • Not Responsive
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Good day to all! Engaging this device produces a great deal of hum which is exacerbated when driven by single coil pickups and powered in tandem with 60 cycle lighting. As for the "sustain" function. Both words "sustain and function" are anathema in relation to what these produce. Instead of sustain; harsh fuzz-tone which readily breaks up is delivered in ever increasing increments as the sustain function is increased. The only sound that does not break-up with this action is the hum which becomes loud enough to drown out subtle rifs. The tone function is very either or in is response. Either you have a very thick drowning in mud tone or ear-drum splitting piezoic highs. At this moment I am looking at my 1967 all steel constructed same device. The internal electronics have 4 times the components of the new device in question, and is 1/3 smaller. There is NO sound equality between my 67 device and a new one. Mine delivers clear, sweet, translucent, distinctive harmonics with near endless singing sustain of full chords and single notes which do not break up but transform into rich feed-back. Sad to say that the emphasis on the vast majority of today's faster cheaper electronics in pretty packaging are but pale phantoms and specters of yester-years excellence.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This Effect Pedal Blows''

      By Stains

      from Topeka, Kansas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Came With A Battery
      • Reusable Aluminum

      Cons

      • No Sustain
      • Not Responsive
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Paper weight
      • Reusable Casing

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I been playing for about 30 years, and this thing has no sustain and minor sound qualities. I am greatly disappointed in this purchase, but I like the case so I'll take out the board that's in it and build my own. I bought this because I was looking for some clean sustain, but this paper weight has none what so ever, and the muffling effect just sounds like an annoying grind , at either Hi-Mid-Lo anywhere, and the tone is just a mid range frequency adjuster from about 300 Hz to 900 Hz. Over all this thing is only worth less than a forth of what they are selling it for. I also bought a cheap distortion pedal which sounds 10 times better than this thing. I would advise everybody not to buy this unless you are looking to pay more for less, or less is your thing.

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      4.0

      Just a little different...

      By LILHOWIE

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Best Smooth Sustain

      Cons

      • Hum And Buzz
      • No Bypass

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

      My original Big M (circa 1975) Finally gave up the ghost recently. So I ordered this new one.
      Externally, the differences are a0 there is no on/off slider switch, which I believe in the original allowed for a true bypass, eliminating any overtones when not in use, and b)they have added an LED indicator to show the effect is in use (as if you couldn't hear it). The sound seems a tad thinner than the original pedal, and it is hard to eliminate hum and buzz, expecially in conjunction with other effects. Since there is a jack for an AC adaptor, I don't see why MC doesn't automatically suggest one as an accessory.

      That said, this is the most fun you're gonna get at this price. it can go from garage band dirty to super smooth Rober Fripp singing all day sustain by twirling a knob.

      And it's funny that you can't include the name of the pedal in a review, as the auto-censor thinks it is obscene, apparently

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      USA BigMuff Pi

      By Ripspacer

      from Earth

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Live Guitar Performance
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This is as real as it gets. Made in NYC USA.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        fuzz fuzz fuzz

        By warmfuzz

        from il

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

            very good pedal lots of fuzz

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            5.0

            Excellence

            By Rock&Blues

            from Alberta, Canada

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy set up
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Honestly, if you are a rock/blues player, this is your guy I promise. Beautiful rough sounds, and gorgeous looks. Looks great on the pedal board.

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              5.0

              Absolutely Awesome!

              By Jackson Black

              from Central New York

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

                With my Strat,Big M u f f Pi,Flanger and my Marshall stack this is all i need for creating my Masterpiece...

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Made in USA

                By DrLove

                from Canada

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Big Thin No

                Best Uses

                • Bar Band Live Wmic
                • It's An Impressive Beast
                • Its Impressive Beast
                • Non Boss Ac Connector

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I'm a working Pro...Bar circuit in Canada...for years played BOSS pedals...great sound and DURABLE...nothing against them...highly recommended...Given a PI as a gift! Plugged in and turned on! A 70's growl, punk, hair metal... eliminated a couple of the BOSS...Put it on the pedal board and it was BIG...great impressive look...the sound is great...a little fidley on the knobs...changing settings needs a piece of masking tape marked (Tip) (Duh...) So far so good on durability...A "Stomp pedal" doesn't mean pound on it...If you are a moron who wants to be "the Show"...go ahead and crush it... guaranteed to break in 10 shows...Treat her like a lady...a great live pedal...BOSS is back up rig...now if I could only find a Roadie...

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS!

                By mondello1

                from Pleasant Valley, CT

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Selection Of Effects
                • None

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Thankfully someone does still make 'em like they used to. A classic, still made in LIC, NY!!!!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Bos

                By Pagey's son

                from Kansas City

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Huge Sound
                • No Coloration
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Large
                • Somewhat Noisey

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Jammin~~~apos~~~
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

                A noisey pedal, but very responsive, great sound. A one trick pony if what you're looking for is a pretty focused fuzzy sound, only really gets that right at one specific setting, but if you want to screw around with it more it actually does a lot of stuff. Very soulful pedal, integral part of my sound, hasn't failed me yet, and if it did I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

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