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Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • On/Off switch
  • Controls for Volume, Tone, and Sustain
  • Dual outputs
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    $107.99
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Designed to deliver distortion with no low-end loss!

The Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi is a distortion pedal that gives bass players that great distortion that the Big Muff is known for with no loss of low end. The Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal features controls for volume, tone, sustain, dual outputs (effect and dry for recording), and a mini switch for bass boost. The Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi Distortion Pedal is powered by a single 9-volt battery or optional AC power supply (sold separately).

Features
  • On/Off switch
  • Controls for Volume, Tone, and Sustain
  • Dual outputs
  • Mini Switch for Bass Boost
  • Rugged metal chassis
  • Runs on 9 volt battery or optional AC Adapter (sold separately).
 

XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Dimensions (L x D x W): 6.2" x 3.2" x 5.6"
  • Weight: 1 Lb.
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Electro-HarmonixXO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    best bass distortion around

    if you're looking for a great bass distortion, fuzz, or even a low-gain boost, this pedal is for you!!! i've used for everything from very contemporary worship services to indie...Read complete review

    if you're looking for a great bass distortion, fuzz, or even a low-gain boost, this pedal is for you!!! i've used for everything from very contemporary worship services to indie rock/grunge, you name it!!! this pedal does it all!!!!! if you have any doubts, BUY ONE NOW. you won't regret it!!!
    so yes while this pedal is very simply laid out, and it appears there's not much to it, its incredibly versatile. between the Tone and Sustain knobs, there's vast amounts of control over the over tone. and all the while, i lose no tone or sustain from my amp (Hartke LH1000 head with a 4X10 cab and 1X15 cab) whatsoever! and on top of all that, the three way mini-switch for bass boost is amazing!!! you can truly sculpt and customize your tone with this pedal.
    talk about well built, this thing is rugged!! not to mention the battery life is amazing!! the only complaint i have is that the screws on the bottom come all the way out of the chassis, and therefore could be easy to lose, but there are ways to prevent that.
    i was blown away that for something so valuable to my tone and playing in general, that its so affordable! this thing has completely changed my style and opened up so many doors of musical exploration, i don't know if i can put a price on it! i will definitely cherish this pedal for years to come!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not all that

    Ok so I had heard good thigs about this pedal, and so I went in expecting it to sound good. I plugged it into a Fender rumble 100 (the same amp I had)...Read complete review

    Ok so I had heard good thigs about this pedal, and so I went in expecting it to sound good. I plugged it into a Fender rumble 100 (the same amp I had) and I just could not get a good sound out of it. My guitarist and I agreed that it just didn't cut it. I have tried many guitar pedals and many of them sounded as good or better than this one that is supposedly designed for bass. If you like the sound, then fine use it, but to me it just sounded bad. So, while this may seem obvious PLAY BEFORE YOU BUY IT. No amount of reviews and videos can compare to you actually plugging this in and trying it out.

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    4.0

    Great Pedal

    By any_instrument98

    from Mooresville, NC

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

      I've used this pedal for a few months now. I used it all through marching band, in my own band, and at church. I like a very clean vintage sound, but sometimes you just need a little punch to get that punky feeling. Whether you're going for full on distortion, or just a little punch, this is for you. I love it. Just to give my bass (Fender Jazz) a little more edge, this pedal did it for me. Love it!!

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      4.0

      first bass distortion pedal

      By thunderbird guy

      from Plymouth, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

        This is my first bass distortion pedal and I'm running it through a fender rumble 100 amp with 2, 10" speakers and an epiphone thunderbird IV bass.

        Overall it seems to do everything you would expect from a good bass distortion, you can adjust the volume of the effect, the level of distortion, and the overall tone of the pedal using three circular knobs. On top of this there is a little switch that has three settings: down is "dry", which splits your signal so you can hear the clean bass as well as the distorted bass (this sounds really sick!), middle is normal which is just the distorted signal, and the top setting is "bass boost" which is the distorted signal but with a noticeable increase in the bottom end. Between all of these settings you can really dial in any kind of bass distortion you want, from a slight fuzz all the way to a crazy, crunchy, gnarly tone. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that on some settings it just sounds a little too much for my taste but then again I don't really play alot of music that uses a TON of bass distortion, I mainly use either the "dry" or "bass boost" settings with the distortion knob around 9 oclock and it adds a really nice fuzz. The construction is rock solid from what I can tell and it takes a standard wall adapter. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and though I have never tried any other bass distortion pedals, this one does the trick for me, once I figured out how to dial it in the right way. Also mess with the EQ on your amp while your messing with the pedals settings, as this will really effect how the distortion sounds with your tone.

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        4.0

        Add some punch to your bass rig!

        By Ricky Hendrix

        from Tyro, North Carolina

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Quick Set Up
        • Simply Does The Job

        Cons

        • Limited Selection Of Effects

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

        This product simply adds distortion to your bass rig. You can't change the sound, but you can change the amount of distortion and sustain. I recommend this because it adds power and presence to any bass player that wants to be heard loud and clear. Also, this product allows you to keep your bottom end sound while adding the power of sweet distortion. Be sure to purchase the AC adaptor. It will save you from having to buy 9 volt batteries all the time.

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        5.0

        this thing is sick

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • METAL
        • Punk
        • Responsive
        • Rock
        • Simple
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

          I ordered this thing and im really pleased, I play all the rock, metal, newer punk stuff and i can get the sound I want, and it doesnt take up alot of space and its simple so thats always great to. I recomend this pedal

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not a reliable Pedal

          By Bassman

          from Connecticut

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Irritable Buzz
          • Loud Click When Activated
          • Very Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Paper weight

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

          The problem with this pedal is that it is unreliable. Every time I activate it, it could work perfectly or it could just totally freak out. Often times the volume is different than where I set it or there is a very loud buzz that wasn't there before. I never know what I'll get when I turn it on. When it works it sounds great. It is too unreliable to gig with.

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          5.0

          EXCELLENT PEDAL.

          By DylanLarsen

          from Springville, UT

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

            I think this is a fantastic little gadget. It gives me that thick distortion cloud I've been searching for. Very adjustable and rugged. Works awesome with both bass guitar and electric guitar. :D I highly recommend this.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Effects Pedal!

            By RythmSectionRyan

            from Farmington, NM

            Pros

            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Tough
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Low Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

            This is a durable pedal, made in the USA, with great effects to play with.

            You can get anything from a light crunch, to a treble distortion explosion!

            The one down side I can think of is this guy can eat batteries. It could be how often I use it, but I went through 3 9Volts in a month.
            So look into AC adapters.

            It's noteworthy that you can mix your dry input with effects output, so you can keep the fidelity of your bass tones, but still add that extra crunch.

            All things considered, I love this pedal.

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            5.0

            I recommend to other bass players this p

            By Tito bass

            from Orlando.Fl

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

              Great pedal for bass players

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not Only for Bass Guitars

              By Zedonek

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Limited Selection Of Effects

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

              Has a vey specific sound that may not be useful for every style of music. However, I have found that for my experimental indie sound, it works well with my electric guitar. Although it naturally has a deeper sound because of it's intended use with a bass guitar, this gives my lead parts a unique bass driven electric fuzz, which always turns heads in a positive way. Try it out at a guitar store in person before jumping for it, but it may just give you the unique edge you need for that one song or album!

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              5.0

              great buy

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal:

              going to have to give it a 9, it may be because im a bit rough however, but I seem to eat switchs on these rather quickly.But if you are looking for that missing vintage bass sound or a hard grunge sound or hell even a sweet blues sound you can definatley make this pedal do any of those and more!
              This thing is a hidden gem, it may have 3 knobs and 1 switch but man can you produce alot of sounds from this bad boy. Love the sound it pushes and im not losing low end punch on a few of the settings i like to roll with. I would have like to have seen a easier way to fit in a 9v rather than dismantling the whole thing. all in all a great addition.
              its great but not the greatest, I have found that these bigmuff pedals tend to wear out quick on the switch easy fix however would like to a see a more tougher build.
              excellent value for what you get for sure

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