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Electro Harmonix Op-Amp Big Muff Pi – New Electro Harmonix Distortion Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedal

£73.00

Get the Siamese Dream sound. The Electro Harmonix Op Amp Big Muff is a reissue of the classic IC or V4 pedal from 1978 that has appeared on many recordings since its release. The new and improved Op Amp Big Muff features several modifications for the modern player including a die-cast enclosure and true bypass…

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The Electro Harmonix Op-Amp Big Muff Pi is in New condition and made by Electro Harmonix , it is a great Distortion Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedal – Get the Siamese Dream sound. The Electro Harmonix Op Amp Big Muff is a reissue of the classic IC or V4 pedal from 1978 that has appeared on many recordings since its release. The new and improved Op Amp Big Muff features several modifications for the modern player including a die-cast enclosure and true bypass switching. What makes this particular Muff so special is the design incorporates op-amps to produce the distortion rather than transistors; this gives the sound a coarser edge perhaps closer to the Russian Big Muffs tone. Easy-to-use controls for Volume Sustain and Tone make dialling in your perfect fuzz tone easy and the LED provides easy visibility in dark environments. This faithful recreation of a beloved classic is perfect for Smashing Pumpkins enthusiasts and fuzz connoisseurs alike; with a tone this thick theres something for everyone. . Available from Just Pedals for only £ 73 Recreated with modern improvements The sound of the EHX Op-Amp Big Muff will be instantly recognisable to many whether you initially realise it or not. This new and improved version builds on the success of its predecessor along with up-to-date modifications such as a compact die-cast enclosure and true bypass switching. Cleaner operation with all the character and tone that made the original so revered. Controls Despite its compact size and simple layout players will be blown away by the sheer power that the Op Amp Big Muff produces. Control options include Volume Sustain and Tone along with a sturdy footswitch for hands-free operation. True bypass switching is also included and ensures a clean signal when the pedal is inactive. Circuitry The Electro Harmonix Op Amp Big Muffs circuitry relies on op-amps rather than traditional transistors along with three gain stages instead of four to produce its iconic sound. This simplicity was key to making the original so unique and special and that trend is continued with the reissue. The circuitry differences deliver a slightly flatter midrange compared to transistor versions. This along with the slightly reduced gain levels deliver the grungier sound these Muffs are known for. FeaturesA faithful reissue of the original classic from 1978 Iconic sound and vibe that’s coveted by guitarists Controls for Tone Sustain and Volume plus a Tone Bypass switch True bypass switching for maximum signal integrity in bypass mode Rugged compact die-cast structure Easy-to-use interface Ships with a 9Volt battery also accepts an optional EHX9.6DC-200 AC AdapterSpecifications Current draw: 5mA @ 9VDC Dimensions: 70 (W) x 115 (H) x 54 (D)mm

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Electro-Harmonix (EHX) is a legendary manufacturer of guitar pedals and audio electronics, renowned for their distinctive sound and pioneering designs. Established in 1968 by Mike Matthews, EHX has played a significant role in shaping the landscape of effects pedals. The company’s pedals are celebrated for their innovative circuits and unique tones, earning them a dedicated following among musicians across genres. From classics like the Big Muff Pi fuzz to modern favorites like the POG octave generator, Electro-Harmonix pedals are known for their versatility and sonic character.

EHX’s product lineup spans a wide range of effects categories, including distortion, modulation, delay, and reverb, among others. Their pedals often feature intuitive controls and rugged construction, making them suitable for both stage and studio use. In addition to their iconic standalone pedals, Electro-Harmonix has also produced notable units such as the Memory Man delay/echo and the Holy Grail reverb, which have become staples in many guitarist’s rigs. With a legacy of innovation and a commitment to quality, Electro-Harmonix continues to be a leading force in the world of guitar effects, inspiring musicians to explore new sonic possibilities.

  • Distortion
  • A distortion pedal is a type of guitar effects pedal used to add gain, saturation, and harmonic distortion to the guitar signal, resulting in a more aggressive and gritty tone. Distortion pedals are widely used across various music genres, particularly in rock, metal, punk, and alternative styles, to achieve heavier and more intense guitar tones.

    Here are the key features and functions of a distortion pedal:

    1. **Gain (or Drive)**: The gain control adjusts the amount of distortion applied to the guitar signal. Increasing the gain setting increases the level of saturation and overdrive, resulting in a more distorted and aggressive tone. Lower gain settings produce a cleaner sound with less distortion.

    2. **Tone**: The tone control adjusts the frequency response of the distorted signal, allowing you to tailor the tonal characteristics of the distortion effect. Depending on the pedal, the tone control may boost or cut specific frequency ranges, such as bass, midrange, or treble, to shape the overall sound.

    3. **Level (or Output)**: The level control adjusts the overall output volume of the distorted signal. This allows you to match the level of the distorted signal with the rest of your effects chain or amplifier, ensuring consistent volume levels when engaging the pedal.

    4. **Mode (or Voice)**: Some distortion pedals feature multiple modes or voicings that offer different types of distortion or gain characteristics. These modes may include options such as “Vintage,” “Modern,” or “High Gain,” each providing a distinct tonal flavor and level of saturation.

    Distortion pedals offer several benefits and creative uses for guitarists:

    – **Increased Gain and Sustain**: By adding gain and saturation to the guitar signal, distortion pedals increase the overall volume and sustain of the instrument, allowing notes and chords to ring out longer and with more intensity.

    – **Tonal Shaping**: Distortion pedals often include tone controls that allow you to shape the frequency response of the distorted signal. This allows you to dial in the desired amount of bass, midrange, and treble to suit your playing style and musical preferences.

    – **Emphasis of Harmonics**: Distortion pedals emphasize the harmonics and overtones present in the guitar signal, resulting in a richer, more complex tone with added depth and character. This can make lead lines and solos stand out and cut through the mix more effectively.

    – **Versatility and Flexibility**: Distortion pedals come in a wide range of styles and voicings, from mild overdrive to high-gain distortion. This versatility allows you to choose a pedal that best suits your playing style, musical genre, and tonal preferences.

    Overall, distortion pedals are essential tools for guitarists seeking to achieve heavier, more aggressive, and saturated tones. Whether used subtly to add warmth and edge to clean tones or used more aggressively to create crushing distortion, distortion pedals can enhance your guitar tone and bring new dimensions to your playing.

  • Fuzz
  • Fuzz is a type of distortion effect used in guitar playing that produces a thick, saturated, and buzzy tone. Unlike other distortion effects that aim to replicate the sound of overdriven tube amplifiers, fuzz pedals create a more extreme and aggressive distortion by drastically clipping the guitar signal. This results in a distinctive and powerful sound characterized by rich harmonics, sustain, and a pronounced edge.

    Key features of a fuzz pedal include:

    1. **Gain**: Controls the amount of distortion or fuzz applied to the guitar signal. Increasing the gain produces a more saturated and aggressive tone, while lower gain settings offer a cleaner sound with less distortion.

    2. **Tone**: Adjusts the frequency response of the fuzz effect. This control allows you to shape the tonal character of the fuzz, from dark and bass-heavy to bright and treble-focused.

    3. **Level (or Volume)**: Sets the overall output level of the fuzz pedal. This control allows you to match the volume of the fuzz effect with the rest of your signal chain or amplifier.

    Fuzz pedals are popular among guitarists across various music genres, particularly in rock, blues, and psychedelic music. They can be used in a variety of ways:

    1. **Rhythmic Riffs**: Fuzz pedals are often used to create thick and aggressive rhythm guitar tones with plenty of sustain and grit. They can add depth and intensity to power chords, riffs, and palm-muted passages.

    2. **Lead Solos**: Fuzz pedals are also commonly used for lead guitar tones, allowing players to achieve soaring, saturated tones with singing sustain and harmonically rich overtones. They can add presence and impact to guitar solos, making them stand out in a mix.

    3. **Experimental Sounds**: Fuzz pedals are versatile tools that can be used to create a wide range of unconventional and experimental guitar sounds. They can produce oscillating feedback, glitchy textures, and otherworldly tones when pushed to their extremes.

    Overall, fuzz pedals offer guitarists a powerful and expressive means of shaping their tone and adding character to their playing. Whether used subtly for a touch of warmth and edge or dialed up for extreme distortion and sustain, fuzz pedals can inspire creativity and enhance the sonic palette of any guitarist.

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