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Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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Two switches for locking in your own personal Big Muff tone.

The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker is a guitar effects pedal that taps into the sonic power of the legendary Big Muff Pi, and creates new tonal possibilities at the flick of a switch-or two. Use the Wicker switch to open up 3 high-frequency filters for raspy, sustaining distortion with top-end bite, or flick on the Tone switch to bypass the tone control for unabated tonal slam. Want the original Big Muff sound? Just switch off the Wicker and turn on the Tone. The ability to create your own personal Big Muff sound is what truly makes this guitar pedal the Wicked Wicker.

FEATURES
  • True bypass
  • The Wicker switch opens up 3 high-frequency filters providing a sustain that is raspy and defined
  • The Tone switch completely removes the tone control, providing a devastating broadband Big Muff slam
  • With the Wicker switch off and the Tone switch on, you have the original Big Muff Pi
  • 9V battery included
  • Optional power supply available (not included)
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Electro-HarmonixXO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

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  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A heck of a pedal

I tried several fuzz pedals (including almost the entire EHX BigMuff product line) to get the best BMP style fuzz for my style of playing and when I came across this pedal, I...Read complete review

I tried several fuzz pedals (including almost the entire EHX BigMuff product line) to get the best BMP style fuzz for my style of playing and when I came across this pedal, I instantly fell in love.

The price is right. The versatility of the tone and wicker switches makes for myriad of not just usable but excellent tones, from the vintage to the extreme. The smaller footprint makes it much more portable and pedalboard friendly, which is a huge advantage over the Russian and USA vintage styles and the sound (in my opinion) outshines the Little BMP. It is a BigMuff by all means, so if you're looking for that tone, look no further. If you want a Tone Bender or Fuzz Face style fuzz, you're in the wrong place. If you want a smoother, more "Russian' tone, go for the green bass version; same size, more Sovtek tone.

Most importantly, take some time to tweak the settings with your gear and you'll be in heaven.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great tone but try before you buy

Awesome tone, great flexibility, but hair raising when switching the tone off.

I'm so glad I tried it on store before I purchased it.

Don't get me...Read complete review

Awesome tone, great flexibility, but hair raising when switching the tone off.

I'm so glad I tried it on store before I purchased it.

Don't get me wrong, as I have stated above I use Electro-Harmonix and Tech 21 effects EXCLUSIVELY. So I'm not shy to tell Electro-Harmonix to go back to work and make a better version of this pedal.

It's not alright to expect musicians to be so careful about a single switch that can damage expensive equipment.

I honor the idea though.

I got the Little Big Muff and am happy with it, even though I cannot take off my mind the great tones I could get with this Big Muff with Toine Wiker. What a bummer.
I use Electro-Harmonix and Tech 21 effects EXCLUSIVELY, so I am biased in favor of this company.

This pedal is probably meant to a broader audience then the origina Big Muff.

I compared it with the Little Big Muff.

I tried it with a Mexican Stratocaster and a Peavey Classic 50/212.
When the tone switch is off, it gives a much stronger and bolder distortion then the Little Big Muff.

Even though I prever the tonal capabilities of this pedal over thre Little Big Muff, I got the Little Big Muff instead. Here is why.
Let me state what some Electro Harmonix employees have surely stated already. I think the engineers did a sloppy job on the interface.

You have to be VERY careful when turning the tone switch off.

I played with the tone knob to compare with the Original Big Buff and it gives a sleek muff sound.

Now when I switched the tone off, it was hair raising. A gain of about 30 db, enough to blow any equipment at high volume.

Even though the sound is awesome when the tone switch is off, the sustain doesn't seem to make any difference anymore, but YOU HAVE TO TURN THE VOLUME DOWN BEFORE YOU PLAY WITH THE TONE SWITCH, otherwise YOU WILL DAMAGE YOUR PRECIOUS EQUIPEMENT.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A heck of a pedal

By Polish John

from NY, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I tried several fuzz pedals (including almost the entire EHX BigMuff product line) to get the best BMP style fuzz for my style of playing and when I came across this pedal, I instantly fell in love.

      The price is right. The versatility of the tone and wicker switches makes for myriad of not just usable but excellent tones, from the vintage to the extreme. The smaller footprint makes it much more portable and pedalboard friendly, which is a huge advantage over the Russian and USA vintage styles and the sound (in my opinion) outshines the Little BMP. It is a BigMuff by all means, so if you're looking for that tone, look no further. If you want a Tone Bender or Fuzz Face style fuzz, you're in the wrong place. If you want a smoother, more "Russian' tone, go for the green bass version; same size, more Sovtek tone.

      Most importantly, take some time to tweak the settings with your gear and you'll be in heaven.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Big Muff Yet

      By NotJason

      from Maine

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      In the 12 years I've been playing music, I have owned four different big muffs. A few years ago I started fronting my own band, playing guitar (as opposed to bass), and I found myself relying heavily on the old black Russian-made Big Muff I bought back in the 90s. The sound was right, but the pedal was poorly constructed (as many users of this pedal can surely attest to) and I had constant issues with reliability. The starndard NYC issue of the pedal solves the reliability problem, but I've never entirely dug the sound. Where the Russian Muff is raw and untamed, the American model seems restrained and a bit too refined for my preferences.

      This is where the new Tone Wicker model comes in. With the tone switched on and the wicker off, you have the standard USA Muff. Switch off the tone, and all of the sudden this thing is a beast. You get so much more gain, and the full spectrum of your tone to work with. I found it utterly perfect for the sound I wanted, which is sort of a 90s Weezer wall of guitar sound. To those who criticize the tone bypass, it's important to understand what exactly it does. Switching off the tone knob basically adds a transparency that may or may not flatter your sound. If your clean sounds good, this pedal will sound good. If your clean sounds ugly, it's going to make that ugliness louder. I prefer a good clean sounding tube amp with minimal eq adjustments, and I use primarily the bridge pickup. The results have been fantastic.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great tone but try before you buy

      By Precision70

      from Cary, NC

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Awesome tone, great flexibility, but hair raising when switching the tone off.

      I'm so glad I tried it on store before I purchased it.

      Don't get me wrong, as I have stated above I use Electro-Harmonix and Tech 21 effects EXCLUSIVELY. So I'm not shy to tell Electro-Harmonix to go back to work and make a better version of this pedal.

      It's not alright to expect musicians to be so careful about a single switch that can damage expensive equipment.

      I honor the idea though.

      I got the Little Big Muff and am happy with it, even though I cannot take off my mind the great tones I could get with this Big Muff with Toine Wiker. What a bummer.
      I use Electro-Harmonix and Tech 21 effects EXCLUSIVELY, so I am biased in favor of this company.

      This pedal is probably meant to a broader audience then the origina Big Muff.

      I compared it with the Little Big Muff.

      I tried it with a Mexican Stratocaster and a Peavey Classic 50/212.
      When the tone switch is off, it gives a much stronger and bolder distortion then the Little Big Muff.

      Even though I prever the tonal capabilities of this pedal over thre Little Big Muff, I got the Little Big Muff instead. Here is why.
      Let me state what some Electro Harmonix employees have surely stated already. I think the engineers did a sloppy job on the interface.

      You have to be VERY careful when turning the tone switch off.

      I played with the tone knob to compare with the Original Big Buff and it gives a sleek muff sound.

      Now when I switched the tone off, it was hair raising. A gain of about 30 db, enough to blow any equipment at high volume.

      Even though the sound is awesome when the tone switch is off, the sustain doesn't seem to make any difference anymore, but YOU HAVE TO TURN THE VOLUME DOWN BEFORE YOU PLAY WITH THE TONE SWITCH, otherwise YOU WILL DAMAGE YOUR PRECIOUS EQUIPEMENT.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Radical, but Get the Original

      By srinivassa

      from Huntsville, AL

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      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      First off, this is a good pedal, and I'm keeping it. It's a radical muff sound that I already strongly associate with a song I wrote. The bad news is that you should just get the original. I'm not sure who came up with the tone wicker, but I don't like it. Turning off the tone is definitely an 'unabated tonal slam' as described, but you don't want it. The thing sounds by far the best when used with the tone on and the wicker off. Then it's radical, but there was just no room for improvement on the original Big Muff. At least you can select it so that you basically have the original. It's a waste of $10 to buy the Pi incarnation IMO. If they could improve this thing for me, I'd say to make it work as a booster. It's a nice clean-channel-only effect, but it would have been cool if it worked also as a dirty-channel booster. Instead, it is just an instant squeel as soon as you get the button down. That's being choosey though because it makes a righteous noise when used on a clean tube amp.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      As good as a vintage V4-V5 bigmuff!

      By zaiten

      from NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Best Bigmuff Out There
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Gritty Gnarly Dirty Mvff
      • Responsive
      • Versatile
      • Wicker Is Pumpkins Mode

      Cons

      • Tone Bypass Is The Devil

      Best Uses

      • Siamese Dream Fuzz Yikes

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Can't say much that hasn't been said already. What I can say after using this pedal for a year is that it is the best bigmuff out there. It's all about the tone wicker. To me it's like a vintage bigmuff switch. you flip it and holy dancing cows instant grit and velcro-like-texture fuzziness. you combo this with the right tube amp and Wallah! Siamese Dream tone. Cool thing is, costs much much less what you'd pay for a vintage (banged-unreliable-overpriced-oversized) V4-V5 bigmuff.

      Careful with the tonebypass, the thing is a 30db volume boost. good for saturated tubes I guess. in my opinion, it's as useless as it was 30 years ago in the V3 or V5 pedals. it does sement this version as a definitive throwback. both switches are there for a reason, EHX knew it, I know it and now you know it.

      (funny story: Musiciansfriend sensors the word MxUxFxF. cannot use it in the review or tags, yeah, it's a dirty woord to 'em. They did allow EHX to put it on the title though!)

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Pedal!

      By Yomomma

      from Daytona, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Sweet, sweet pedal. I tried virtually every fuzz on the market from Dwarfcraft, Devi Ever, MXR, Zvex and even the Big(Censored)PI. While all the others are great for their intended use this one just sounded right to my ears. The Big (Censored) Pi sound can be had with this pedal but it offers more versatility as far as tone shaping. It also does a fair amount of cleaning up when you roll off the guitar volume.

        (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not Like They Used To Be

        By Zach Morgan

        from Illinois

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        If you're looking for a pedal that is on par with the rest of the little 9 volt powered hand sized stomp boxes out there, then it's fine. If you're looking for why Electro-Harmonix became famous in the first place, and want to know why some of their stuff is worshiped, and feel the power that David Gilmour felt and used all over Animals and The Wall, then buy the older stuff used or try to find new old stock! For someone like me, who has a nice little collection of pre "XO" boxes, this new stuff is just a total disappointment. A lot of their stuff has even been dumbed down to 9 volts...stuff that used to be 18 and 24 volts. That just goes to show that EHX has now jumped on the bandwagon of dumbed down, less than perfect, cheaply made pedals. It's a shame because I think that a lot of people who have been with EHX for a long time, enjoyed the 24 volt power cords and transformers built in, with the huge headroom, and sweet/succulent tone that EHX circuits used to have....They used to have magic...now they have the XO BMP with Tone Wicker.
        This pedal is packed with lots of cool and useable features, especially for a big muff. The Tone Wicker is really cool, and helps cut through the mix when playing in a band/live situation. I was actually not a huge fan of the sound with the "Tone" switched off. It gets obnoxiously loud and the sound thins out a lot. The main problem with this pedal is the groud spring that is mounted to the circuit board and pushes up againsted the wall of the pedal (on the inside of the pedal.) Since this is supposed to be the ground for the circuit, there is a problem because there is a lot of greyish paint on the inside of the pedal, and that spring is not able to create a sufficient enough ground. When I first purchased this pedal, I though there was something wrong with it because it was so noisey. All I did to fix this was scrape and sand the area of the wall that this grounding touches. That being said, I give this an "8" because there are a lot useable features for this Big Muff.
        Not impressed. See, I own a ton of vintage, '90s, and '00s Electro Harmonix pedals. All I can say is that I'm actually a bit disappointed and even a bit depressed about the overall direction that Electro-Harmonix is taking. The quality is NOT bad....it's just not what it used to be or anywhere close. The only thing that is better is the strenght of the Diecast "XO" boxes. That being said, I even prefer the old tin can boxes that they used to come in.
        For the price of this pedal, it's great.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Big Muff w/TW

        By phaseshifter

        from Vermont

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I got this pedal by accident when I ordered a regular Big Muff Pi USA reissue (from a different website of course...)I was tempted to send it back and but since I only paid for the regular Muff and got this one with the option to take the tone knob out of the picture and add the wicker feature for some high end goodness I decided to keep it. Although they say with the tone on and the wicker off the circuit is the same as the regular Big Muff, I can still hear a slight difference with the regular Big Muff being a touch warmer sounding. That being said, it still sounds great and with the tone out and wicker on, paired with a TS9 or a TS808 this thing sounds amazing, I'm glad I didn't send it back.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Holy Grail

        By virtualernie

        from Naples, FL

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          What a fool I have been.......... Went through dozens and dozens of pedals looking for that delicious liquid sustain of Hendrix, Santana, Gilmour and over looked the obvious. This is the real deal. A must have for your pedal board. The wicker and the tone bypass functions are just icing on the cake.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally a muff you can USE!

          By WTFband

          from Atlanta

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Awesome! Tone off, Wicker on. Thats all you need to know. With the tone off it cleans up the sound enough that you can actually use it for something other than a blanket of mush. If you are into the Silversun Pickups tone look no further. The best part is its so versitle, it can go right back to the original sound as well!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful, versatile distortion pedal

          By DrewIll

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Note: This is my first review, because I thought it was absolutely criminal for this pedal to have only 4 stars. This pedal can easily switch between fuzz and straight up distortion, and the tones from each category are epic. Turn off the wicker and turn on the tone, and you get a slick, characteristically muddy fuzz. The more you turn the tone switch, the less mud you get and the more slick you get. Turn off the tone, and you get an epic, boomy distortion that sounds great for indie rock. Turn on the wicker switch, and get even more slick by increasing the treble response. Works beautifully with other effects, like chorus and flanger. However a warning, THIS PEDAL ISN'T FOR METAL. You might get the slick distortion, but palm muting isn't nearly as tight as any metal musician wants. So if you want to be a generic metal musician in a Slayer cover band don't buy this, but if you like the "wall of sound" distortion of say, The Smashing Pumpkins, then I can't recommend this pedal enough, I love it and if I lost it I would buy a new one within 7 days.

          (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          AWESOME TWEEK ON THE BIG MUFF!!!!

          By BananaHammock

          from The Third Stone From the Sun

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          Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Again amazing pedal...

          Not to much distortion...

          The tone switch really affects the tone!!

          EHX needs to invest in better rubber feet though.

          I use it with my vintage MXR six band graphic equalizer to boost some mids cause it lacks a little there but I'm sure that can be tweaked out on your amp.

          Great buy!!

          I definiatly recomenned if you're looking for a fuzz or light distortion!!
          I completely love this pedal. I had a little big muff when I first started playing guitar and I really didn't know what a veritile pedal I had.

          Then they went and added a tone bypass switch and the nifty wicker switch!!

          Bypassing the tone will give you a meatier more up to date type fuzzy distortion sound. It won't give you a "beat you head against the wall" type distortion but it's not the Hendrix fuzz sound either. It's more of a Grunge era sound. I don't mean Grunge in particullar but the 90's rock in general.

          Without the tone bypassed you have you classic fuzz pedal and all it's glory!!!
          Playing "Spanish Castle Magic" is amazing with this pedal!!

          My only complaint is that it lacks a little in the middle frequecies....

          I use my MXR 6 band EQ to help push some mids in there but I'm sure this same thing can be done if you set the mids on your amp right. ( don't scoop them)
          It seems like it will be strong.
          The only thing is EHX is notorious for using cheap rubber feet on the bottom instead of an MXR style rubber piece so they fall off real easy.

          It's not like you're going to be staning on this thing all night anyways so why does it really matter if it rocks a little when you press the switch...

          I gave it a nine for quality because at at this price a pop I'm sure EHX can spend a little more and put some better feet or even use better glue....
          Amazing pedal!!! I love it more than my boss ds-1 and metal zone... the metal zone has a better eq on it but it to much distortion for my taste...

          This pedal fits right up my alley... Not shred guitar notes (amazing talent but just not really music) and it's not a super muddy crap box either... It will give you a Hendrix sound or a Nirvana sound...

          good for something that you want a good thick fuzz/distortion but not to much....

           
          5.0

          Great Sounding Fuzz

          By Surf Geeser

          from Huntington Beach, CA

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          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

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              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I have owned a number of other fuzz petals in the past, but I think this is the best sounding pedal of them all. It takes a little bit of experimentation with the tone settings on your amp and the pedal, but you can get a good rip saw effect on the wound strings. One thing I really like about all of the EHX pedals I have owned is that the distortion gets applied evenly to all of your guitar strings. You don't have a case where there is adequate distortion on the wound strings, but the first and second string sound undistorted. Also, on other pedals I have owned the distortion starts to really die off when you start playing on the 17th fret on the first or second string.

               
              5.0

              Great Pedal

              By Jermaine

              from undisclosed

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              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              just as advertised. Amazing

               
              5.0

              Best Muff

              By RickPlayerSC

              from Chux, SC

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              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I've owned a lot of muffs. I used it in conglomerated with other fuzz?s, OD?s. I used to use a big green Russian muff because it was a tank and I loved having the distortion turned way down, it sounded nasty/ smooth/ good. This has the same sound, but it is closer to the old school opamp versions. The wicker is more like a, hey you want a fuzz face/ big muff montage, and yes, yes I likey! The tone knob kill is great. Only bad thing is when you flip a switch, either one? you are going to have to fiddle with the volume/ sustain knob, as this thing is so sensitive to volume, minor inconvenience, I?d rather have too much that not enough. I team it with another fuzz pedal to get my lots of distortion sounds, but this thing with the amp cooking and the sustain cracked has that really smooth OD/ Fuzz I love, in conjunction to my other fuzzes or alone. Definitely my favorite muff, although the vintage stuff is SO good, this is going to be one of those pedals people use a lot of and will be classic in my book. I knew I had to have it because I?m a muff and a fuzz fan. It did take some time to fiddle with, like learning any new muff. I?m starting to feel that a less is more/ better stance with the tone knob off? my favorite fuzz have only volume and fuzz and don?t manipulate the tone, I like that, but I?ve always thought more knobs the better, not so much anymore.

               
              3.0

              It's a classic, but...

              By FrostBottomBoys

              from Knoxville, TN

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              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I'm on a pedal hunt for a variety of flavors of OD / Distortion. I A/B'ed this pedal next to a Cool Cat Fuzz. I plugged 'em into a solid state 15W Crate amp (with an upgraded Jensen Mod 8-20 speaker - it's a bit heavy on the high-mids) driving an 8" speaker, and also an early 90's Peavey Classic 50 2x12 (everything stock on this amp). I used different axes to test - a Ibanez Micro with dual humbuckers (bright HBs), a crazy 4-string electric uke with a single warm HB, and my modded out early 70's Guild strat knockoff with a set of Emer/Slvr/Purple Lace sensors (a rather bright set, partially due to the electronics in the Guild).I also compared the two pedals through my Ampeg B100-R Rocket Bass amp using my Ibanez Micro P/J bass with both the stock pickups AND a set of Lace Aluma's.Whew. That was a lot of description you could care little about...Anywho, to my surprise I LIKED THE COOL CAT FUZZ better IN EVERY SINGLE COMBINATION. I prefer a brighter sound in general, and a tight bass. The Big Muff was looser in the bass end of the spectrum than the Cool Cat and lacked the clarity in the highs that I prefer. It was a bit 'creamier' though, I must admit. The compression was silkier in the Big Muff.Mind you, with all the switches on this Big Muff, you can certainly sculpt the sound MORE with it. However, I found that the only way I could get this pedal to sound quite like I wished I also had to deal with high freq hiss. The Cool Cat came w/o hiss.I'm sure it's a matter of taste - the two pedals do sound distinctly different - but I just found this box a bit lacking. Odd, I know, since it's a classic with plenty of upgrades, but...I'm gonna keep it though, because even though I'll prefer the other live, this guy may find a home during recording sessions. Or possibly through some configuration I've yet to try (like perhaps with my bright HB Ibanez thru my Ampeg amp).

               
              3.0

              Not even close to real big muff

              By kuvwHPtLV

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I ordered this to replace my large big muff to create more space on my pedalboard, but I was extremely disappointed. Do yourself a favor and at least test it against the original. You don't get the depth in the sound and the wicker just essentially makes it a distortion sound (versus a thick fuzz-- EH calls it a distortion pedal, but c'mon we all know it's a fuzz) which I already have. It's definitely more versatile, but if you're looking for that classic fuzz sound, go with the original.

               
              5.0

              favorite.

              By some dude.

              from Boston

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              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              this thing is by far the best fuzz pedal i have come across. can go from a beautiful gain to absolute fuzzy disgustingness (that's a good thing!). would recommend to anyone who wants versitality or just create the heaviest music known to man. watch out, tight stops are tough with controls cranked ;)

               
              5.0

              This things deserves a little love.

              By ToneWickerMan

              from Rochester, NY

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              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This thing is awesome. Thick, deep, dark, lush, wonderful tone. Hook this up to a Fender tube amp and you will get the nastiest, most beautiful tones. Anywhere from hard-driving blues,to classic Zepp and Sabbath sludge. Turns a thin-sounding Strat into a beast and with a Les Paul it's massive. I've looked everywhere for this sound and this level of tweakability. Could not be happier. Forget speaker and tube swaps, forget new pickups. Get this. Worth every penny.

               
              5.0

              Best Muff

              By FuzzDude

              from America

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This is the best muff out of all of them! The Tone/Wicker options are great! With the Tone turned off this thing cuts through the mix awesomely! Beats out many boutique pedals and for a fraction of the price!

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