Offered for sale is this amazing vintage EH Big Muff Pi pedal in perfect working order. This is...

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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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