Electro-Harmonix Big Muff review round-up

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff round-up
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It may have a childish name, the enclosure may be massive, and sure, it will eat your mids, but the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff is a stone-cold classic. We’ve heard this essential fuzz pedal called everything from a 'guitar army' to a 'wall of sound' to a 'vacuum', showing that its unique tone is hard to describe.

Complicating matters is the fact that many different iterations of the circuit have been released over the years, with some changes being minor, and some being completely revolutionary. As a result, many players have their own preferences and there’s been a thriving market in clones, DIY kits and boutique reissues of specific Big Muff circuits. 

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.