Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Russian
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Russian

Big Muff Pi Russian, Fuzz pedal from Electro-Harmonix in the Big Muff series.

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moosers 10/17/2009

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Russian : moosers のユーザーレビュー (content in English)


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The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff PI Russian is a distortion pedal that is one version of many different Big Muff PI guitar pedals.  The pedal is an analog one and has a 1/4 inch input and 1/4 inch output and is overall simple in make up.  It is powered by an Electro Harmonix power supply and since this is what I use with it, I'm not sure what other types of power supplies will work with it.  This isn't a rack mountable piece of gear.


The make up of the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff PI Russian is easy to follow overall and I can't envision that anyone would have too many problems understanding how to use this pedal.  The pedal has three parameters in the form of knobs for volume, sustain, and tone, three parameters that are widely seen on all sorts of different distortion pedals.  That is all there is to this pedal and although I haven't seen a manual for it, I can confidentiality say that you don't need it to figure out this pedal.


The sound of the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff PI Russian is definitely respectable, but when compared to some of the other Big Muffs out there, I can't say that this is one of my favorites.  I like the way that it sounds and it ill definitely get the job done for a lot of situations as it has a wide sound, but isn't as ripping as the Sovtek or the USA Big Muff.  I have used this pedal with a Fender Strat and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb for the most part and I feel I'm getting an accurate sound for sure.  If you are interested in a Big Muff Pi and are on a budget, this is probably your cheapest option, but I would encourage you to upgrade and get one of better models that I previously mentioned as they have an overall better sound.


While this isn't my favorite of the Big Muff Pis, if you are really on a tight budget the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff PI Russian will get the job done.  It is definitely a cheap price for a pedal of this caliber but I would recommend checking out all of the Big Muffs before you make your decision.  All in all, a nice pedal on its own - just not when compared to other models of it.