That thing looks and sounds good, covers all the major Muffs from Triangle, Russian to Rams Head, all analoge too! A distortion is, in my opinion, a much more versatile pedal than a Muff. I had been sold on the Iron Bell for my muff tones, and bought the pedal. Very sorry for my late reply. Creamy Dreamer doesn't include the ludicrous power filtering of the original. On the album he used a Muff only and the signal was split between a Hiwatt and Yamaha rotating speaker cabinet for a hint of modulation. ? Any recommendations for what muff style pedal would work. See this feature for some.
Too boomy and dark and choked sounding with probably too much gain for my taste. That saturated fuzz and the fat lows does create some noise. Try it and hear how it sounds. It would be for my gigs in a classic cover band as well. Thanks for all of the guidance! Using the caps in series is a strange oddity for the Russian Big Muffs. Enclosure pre-drilled is only available with full kits, and will not take a battery.
Sometimes three gain pedals at once — compressor, distortion and overdrive. Lastly……you guys need to come play in the States!! Keep up the awesome work on this site man! Is there something wrong with my chain? Would one work better for the Gilmour chase? We recently wrote songs that need more bite. Are there any noticeable differences in tones or characteristics with the Muff? What pedal s , in your opinion, would best suit my requirements for a proper Muff like tone? The Green Russian Big Muff is awesome just as it is, but this is the super tweakable version in a sorta Sovtek Civil War looking color scheme. I usually set my Silver Jubilee like Billy Gibbons, with the mids and bass cranked and the treble and presence rolled all the way down and it works nicely with most Muffs. Can't wait to give this one a run through! Steve Howe of Yes recorded with one in 1971, and Robert Fripp of King Crimson was also recording with one in the Foxey lady enclosure in 1971. Additional traced units from some of the same versions may expose different transistor types used, or slightly different resistor or capacitor values in various locations of the circuit.
Not quite as aggressive as the Pig Hoof but you can dial in similar tones and the mids switch also makes it a bit more versatile. Is there a pedal that can do both tones at bedroom level or close? My guitar is a Les Paul with p90 and my amp is a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. If you need more gain or just something to open up the tone a bit, add the Klon with a fairly clean setting. Which pedal would you recommend? I think both has a very smooth character and lots of sustain. It also rolls off any harsh overtones from the Muff, enhances the sustain and also adds a bit of compression and mid range.
I think i mean mid-scooped but i dunno for sure? Big Muffs are often referred to as fuzz and although that describes the tone, a traditional fuzz and Big Muff are soundwise and technically two different effects. Best wishes, Carn Hi Carn! I dont want to buy another pedal, if I can jet close with this one. Routing the wiring for the knobs is the fiddliest bit, and is easier if you use solid-core wire. Any suggestions for getting closer to that sound? Thanks a lot for your kind words! Is that primarily the blues driver or the Muff or something else like amp settings etc. There are no records on David using hum buckers on any album or song… as far as I know.
Note: The new model does not have the Pie logo on it, everything else is the same. Almost all capacitors round disks are ceramic, and all resistors with colored bands are carbon composition Shown above - Various second edition Triangle V1 Big Muff circuit boards showing the variety of capacitor and resistor values used. Glad you like our music : The albums are available on iTunes, Amazon, Burning Shed etc : I could write a loooooooong answer to your question but I think most of it is already covered on the site and in this feature in particular. It still needed work, but Mike did like the small volume boosting pre-amp Myer had built and the overdriven signal it sent to the amp. I have owned dozens of these and they all sound slightly different from each other. That's a website all to itself, and whaddayaknow? He assembled a four stage, silicon transistor circuit, much different than the Muff Fuzz, or any other fuzz circuit around at the time, and with a much different sound.
I have another question, this one pedal related. Does the Caprid sound dull in the room or only on the recording? Even the audio samples of it have some Gilmour tones. I have come across multiple examples from different owners with exactly these same component types and values, so this version seems to have been rather common. I did hit one snag during the build but it was due to a faulty power adapter. I highly recommend this pedal. It's based on the Triangle Muff as opposed to the Ram's Head, but they share a pretty similar tonality and Gilmourish does seem to enjoy the Triangle for those kinds of tones. When I find the perfect formula I will post a recipe if anyone is interested.
A very sincere thank you! More of an overdrive sound to it than the thick fuzz than some versions have. A clone is often the best buy. Note the component values are different from one Muff to another, giving each a slightly different sound. You might also want to adjust the settings on your amp a tad. The Muff has a lot of gain, which is in essence a very compressed tone so too high settings would only create a less dynamic tone. Mike Matthews has stated that he personally hand wired a few thousand of the very first production Big Muffs and that he still has a copy of an order for a Triangle Big Muff he sold to Carlos Santana in 1971 see scan below. I have one for my Laney Cub and it sounds amazing even on the very lowest volume levels.
Here I come again, looking for your wisdom! The Red Muck may appear a bit thin and flat on its own but opens up for a wide range of tones in combination with a booster. Like the other Vick Audio Muffs, the 1861 has a 3-way toggle for adding more mid range that allows the pedal to cut through more. I will be going abroad to study very soon and so will either buy a Laney Cub or a Blues Jr to have in my room. Most amps have a neutral setting with the controls around noon but you might want to tweak the controls to taste. Perhaps a bit too much mid range for my taste but it handles most of the typical Gilmourish pedals nicely. New models would sometimes feature old parts and there were a lot of so-called transition models.