Offered for sale is this amazing vintage EH Big Muff Pi pedal in perfect working order. This is...
Offered for sale is this amazing vintage EH Big Muff Pi pedal in perfect working order.
This is version 4 of the Op Amp Big Muffs with the EH1322 board – Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan famously used a v4 Op Amp Big Muff – the pot codes are 1978 making this little beauty over 30 years old.
It has very few scuffs and scratches for a 36 year-old pedal (see detailed photos below). Mojo aplenty, made in USA, built like a tank and sounding fantastic. Sonically the V4 is similar to the V3 Big Muff – the classic Muff sound, but is very ballsy – more mid-scoop and bigger bottom maybe – the Tone Bypass option (bypasses the tone circuit – not ‘true bypass’) is good for more aggressive, raw-sounding fuzz; there’s bags of sustain and gain to be had.
t can be powered by a 9v battery (new Procell included) or EH power supply (not included and untested with psu).
These vintage op-amp units sound far superior to the reissues in our opinion: this just oozes class and filth – try it on guitars, bass, keys – it makes synths sound incredible…
This is a vintage pedal in good working order: please do not expect modern digital-era perfection.
Here’s what Kit Rae says about the Op Amp Big Muff Sound in his definitive history of the Big Muff:
This is a great distortion pedal with a big sound and much of the same scooped mids character of the previous transistor versions… the op-amps are great for crushing, grungier, wall of sound material, heavy distorted rhythm playing, and heavy leads. They have a very deep crunch, flat mids, and superb deep bass control.”
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