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Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Nano Big Muff Pi works and sounds identical in every way to the classic NYC Big Muff Pi. Electro Harmonix took the Big Muff circuit and simply sh...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic Big Muff sound packed into a compact pedal perfect for any pedal board.

The Nano Big Muff Pi works and sounds identical in every way to the classic NYC Big Muff Pi. Electro Harmonix took the Big Muff circuit and simply shrunk it without changing its rich sustain and legendary sound.

For over 40 years, the Big Muff Pi has helped define the sound of rock guitar. Three flexible yet powerful controls let you dial in the perfect sound. Crank the Volume to bring on the distortion while the Tone knob focuses on sonic color and the Sustain control unleashes a powerful, silky, singing tone.

Revered by contemporary guitarists and rock legends alike for its rich, creamy, violin-like sustain, everyone wants a piece of the Pi. Now you can have it in the time-honored classic chassis, or the new, compact nano design.

FEATURES
  • Singing sustain with attitude
  • Crushing distortion
  • Compact, rugged enclosure
  • Adjustable tone
  • True bypass for maximum signal integrity
  • Comes with a 9 Volt battery
  • 9.6DC-200BI EHXpower supply optional

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Electro-HarmonixNano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (20)
  • Excellent sound quality (18)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Good selection of effects (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Got what I wanted!

I love the sound of the NYC Big Muf Pi, but holy sweet lord that thing is huge. For Christmas I ordered the Little Big Muf Pi, while sounding close, it also sounded...Read complete review

I love the sound of the NYC Big Muf Pi, but holy sweet lord that thing is huge. For Christmas I ordered the Little Big Muf Pi, while sounding close, it also sounded thinner. While it was good enough to replace the original on my pedalboard (needed the realestate) there was still something missing for me.

Ordered the nano and was I pleasantly surprised. It sounds really, really close to the normal sized NYC Muf; had the girth, but in a much smaller package. What I didn't realize was how versatile the Muf fuzz is. We all know this pedal as something good for alt rock, classic rock but plugged a humbucker equipped guitar into a Marshall model on my Vox VT15 and BAM! a doom metal-ish tone.

Anyways if you (like me) LOVE that NYC Big Muf Pi tone and need it in a compact enclosure, this is the pedal for you. Forget the imitators, forget the so called "Muf killers" and get the original... shrunken down.

Sorry about the misspelling, apparently reviews aren't allowed the 2 f's. Go figure.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's okay

This pedal sounds great for recording or playing in the bedroom but it is not so great for live applications. It just does not get loud enough with my amp (Marshall 100 watt)...Read complete review

This pedal sounds great for recording or playing in the bedroom but it is not so great for live applications. It just does not get loud enough with my amp (Marshall 100 watt) without making it go berserk with buzzing and feedback. Not good feedback, but annoying kind of feedback. It also is very dark sounding in my opinion, not enough presence or something? I have tried every setting I could think of and it just does not work very well with loud volumes. My Visual Sound Angry Fuzz on the other hand is awesome. Clear and Punchy fuzz when super loud with good feedback. I will hold onto this for recording work but not for playing out.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome tone

By SAGA

from Monterrey, MX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I bought this pedal looking for some dark overdrive/fuzz/Jack white kinda tone and got exactly that. This pedal is pretty cool, haven't had any issues with it, once i set it up to get the tone i was looking for, played it for hours non-stop and was really pleased with it. I tried out the regular BM in my local music store and bought this from Musicians Friend hoping it would be the same sound quality in a smaller packaging and i was right.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Got what I wanted!

    By echoraven

    from Brandon, Fl

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I love the sound of the NYC Big Muf Pi, but holy sweet lord that thing is huge. For Christmas I ordered the Little Big Muf Pi, while sounding close, it also sounded thinner. While it was good enough to replace the original on my pedalboard (needed the realestate) there was still something missing for me.

      Ordered the nano and was I pleasantly surprised. It sounds really, really close to the normal sized NYC Muf; had the girth, but in a much smaller package. What I didn't realize was how versatile the Muf fuzz is. We all know this pedal as something good for alt rock, classic rock but plugged a humbucker equipped guitar into a Marshall model on my Vox VT15 and BAM! a doom metal-ish tone.

      Anyways if you (like me) LOVE that NYC Big Muf Pi tone and need it in a compact enclosure, this is the pedal for you. Forget the imitators, forget the so called "Muf killers" and get the original... shrunken down.

      Sorry about the misspelling, apparently reviews aren't allowed the 2 f's. Go figure.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT SOUND FROM A SMALL BOX

      By WICKTANA

      from HIXSON, TN

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

        While I have more pedals than I know what to do with, there are always certain ones you hear about more than others. As a result, someone like me will purchase one just to see what the hype is about. Having heard nothing but good things on the BigMuff pedal, I started thinking that I need to get one of these. After watching a video on Youtube that compared the large BigMuff with the NANO. I heard no difference between the larger one over the smaller. Because of this I ordered the small one since it does give you more room on your pedal board. Some of my pedals are much higher in price than this one, but from what I have heard so far none are better when it comes to distortion/overdrive. The reason I use both of those terms is due to what you have the settings on. This thing can get really nasty when gain is turned up along with volume, or just thicken your sound when turned down. In addition the tone control can give you warm to bright sounds. I played this over my Marshall JVM410H half stack and it can get loud enough to shatter windows. When used alone I didn't find any unwanted noise to speak of even when turned up loud. For the quality, sound, and money, I doubt that you could buy a better effects pedal of this type made by any brand.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Big Mufff Nano, great pedal, good price

        By Mistaken89

        from GA

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Under 100

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I had the full size pedal for several years and I bought the nano to make more room on my pedalboard. Upon arrival, I did a thorough comparison between them. Both pedals are capable of the same tones, the only notable difference is that the nano has a little more clarity and presence.

          For more cool tones, you should also try using a tube screamer right before the nano.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          It's okay

          By aaron

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Not Good For Playing Live
          • Not Good For Playing Loud
          • Produces Bad Feedback

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal sounds great for recording or playing in the bedroom but it is not so great for live applications. It just does not get loud enough with my amp (Marshall 100 watt) without making it go berserk with buzzing and feedback. Not good feedback, but annoying kind of feedback. It also is very dark sounding in my opinion, not enough presence or something? I have tried every setting I could think of and it just does not work very well with loud volumes. My Visual Sound Angry Fuzz on the other hand is awesome. Clear and Punchy fuzz when super loud with good feedback. I will hold onto this for recording work but not for playing out.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          dead after 6months light use

          By pedal man

          from charlotte nc

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

            perfect classic rock sounds.. but.. i bought 12/2016 an it stopped working 4/2017.. i have not used it in 2 months!!! having to send this paper weight back!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great pedal with a small footprint!

            By ENSI GENXYDE

            from Cincinnati Ohio

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is a must have for anyone that loves the sound of the larger units. It sounds spot on to the larger new york city re-issue, but in a much smaller enclosure. very pedal board friendly.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Pedal

              By "Ozzie"

              from Londonderry, NH

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Practice and Gigs.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very nice pedal.

                By Inthesticks

                from Armada, Michigan

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Nails that early garage guitar sound
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I've always wanted one of these and once the Nano version came out I had to try it. This is a great little pedal. It's more than a one trick pony. You can tweak the knobs for a variety of sounds plus the pedal responds differently to how you play and where the guitars volume is set. I love it for that SRC "Blacksheep" sound. Be prepared for some fun.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Huge - Killer - Fat - Tone

                  By Marcel

                  from Houston

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Never had the original, so I can't compare the sound. But this little pedal screams. Huge versatility, and tremendous sound. Pairs great w/ the Mooer Green Mile OD pedal. From what I understand, the BigMuff Pi is one of the more common fuzz pedals of top guitarists across a wide range of rock styles.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Grea tproduct

                      By tsmit

                      from ft pierce , fl

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        controls very responsive

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great for solos

                        By guitardan

                        from Kentucky

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design

                        Cons

                        • Limited Selection Of Effects

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                          Pedal sounds great for what it is. I love it for solos but as far as just playing chords it wasn't what I expected. A little muddy sounding. Leads scream though. Very Gilmour-ish. I ended up adding an Electro-Harmonix Metal Mufff on my board and in my opinion it's much more versatile than this Big Mufff. Just personal preference. I will definitely be buying more Electro-Harmonix in the future.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome tone!

                          By Captjak

                          from Cincinnati, OH

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • Responsive
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            Great versatility in sounds. Really love the Pink Floyd vibe.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            This is now my favorite pedal..Love it.

                            By Guitar Sir

                            from Obx Nc

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              The coolest sound.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              nicely done

                              By lone ranger

                              from Tx

                              About Me Professional Musician

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                live and stage performances,very easy to use,also it would it be nice if they're would it add some elctro-harmonix set ups as like instructions or something like that

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Huge sound, small space

                                By Reverse runner

                                from USA

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                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Excellent Sound Quality
                                • Good Selection Of Effects
                                • Huge range
                                • Responsive
                                • Strong led
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                  I use just like my old bigmuff, except I can use several more pedals. It's not a true copy, but the sound is till just what I'm looking for. The tone control gives a lot of options to.

                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Thick and meaty

                                  By Jak

                                  from Ames, IA

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                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                                  • Responsive

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Performances
                                    • Playing Live~
                                    • Professional Recording
                                    • Scaring Little Brother

                                    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                    Nice nice nice - gets you right into fuzz world right away with the dials. This is a rich big-bodied distortion without the razor edge that some boxes irritatingly deliver. When placed fist before all other overdrive (not distortion) pedals, this is one good bullet to have in the chamber. It does not like other distortion pedals run with it - they each fight and phase cancel, so, it is to be used on its own (or with another drive pedal afterwards) to get its max effect. I run this, then a Hot Tubes Nano afterwards... just killer. Each guitar will have its own sweet setting. If you want fuzz and distortion all in one shot - this is an awesome way to go. Once again, it likes only itself as the sole distortion source - but loves to be driven afterwards. It is not for the squeamish - once tapped on - you better be ready at the gate.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    A great addition to my pedalboard!

                                    By Blues Jr from Hell

                                    from Pacific Northwest

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                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                                    • Simple Design
                                    • Well-Built

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Jam sessions
                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                      Been moving into the world of effects pedals lately, so I thought I'd give this one a try. I dig the "British"-type fuzz tones (Wolfmother, Jet, White Stripes, ZZ-Top, etc.). I had just enough room on my board for this little guy, and it fits right in. Upon receipt, I can see right away that this pedal is well-constructed and very solid - this thing can handle some abuse. The layout of knobs is simple and easy to use, so experimenting and dialing in different sounds and tones is a breeze. I'm using this in the middle of my chain, before a Phaser, but after my Wah, into my Fender Blues Jr. I'm getting the best results running it with a "cleaner" amp setting - the thing can go from slightly-dirty-singing-sustain, to way-too-fuzzy-overdriven-craziness. I"m having a great time with it, and am very happy with the purchase. This is, however, my first Fuzz pedal, so I'm unable to compare it to others. But I'm glad that I have it in my personal arsenal - it's opened doors and inspired many new, interesting riffs and licks!

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Nano volume loss.

                                      By Ripspacer

                                      from Earth

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                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Volume Loss

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                        The Nano sounds exactly like the original BigMufff Pie! I tried to use this in-line on my pedal board, but no matter where I placed it the volume loss was to significant compared to all the other effects. Returning this item. Thumbs down for live performance. Sorry. May I suggest a volume boost of some sort, maybe like what Pro-co did to the Super Rat.!?

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Nothing Nano about this pedal

                                        By Rock guitarist

                                        from NY

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                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Excellent Sound Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording
                                          • Home Studio
                                          • Performances
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                          This pedal will punch you in the chest with the right settings. It rattles your bones. I'm surprised with the amount of distortion/fuzz this produces the sound is still clear, focused, and musical. I put it last on my pedal board. It takes an overdrive pedal behind it very well as a boost for extra sustain. Wah Wah, phaser and chorus effects work great behind it as well. I like phaser before distortion and it sounded great with the bigmuff.

                                          My amp is a JCM 2000 TSL and I find the bigmuff works best with the clean channel.

                                          Perfect for smashing pumpkins (cherub rock), weezer, any alt rock stuff you need that wall of fuzz tone. I tried the David Gilmour setting and it sings during long bending notes.

                                          There are a lot of different tones you can get from dark thick fuzz, to brittle bright distortion. Great pedal and will fit on anyones board now.

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