Muffs. Talk to me. Ask me anything. I play them a lot.

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  1. snaredrum

    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    as per title, basically. Muffs are ace, let's talk.
     
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  2. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Alright,brother...ole Billy G. has that ole Muff ( Im assuming )tone in some sections of " Im Bad,Im Nationwide ".....any idea of what type he may have or may not have used?
     
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  3. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Do you remember the Love Muffin pedal that was your's then Batman's and now mine? It's supposed to be a G2 clone, but I hear muff.
     
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  4. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Im a lowly noob with a normal E/H muff, nothing special. But niether is my playing :laugh2:
     
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  5. rabidhamster

    rabidhamster Senior Member

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    nothing quite like a big muff
     
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  6. rjshare

    rjshare Senior Member

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    If i take the rubber feet off a muff and replace them with velcro will it affect ma toanz?
     
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  7. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    This little heartbreaker stands alone with me. For tone, I'd take it over a Triangle, no doubt and no s#it. ...of course, for the history and value, I'd take the Triangle. ...but then again, there were many less of the Finales made. :dunno:
     
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  8. CaptainD00M

    CaptainD00M Senior Member

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    I dunno if we are specifically talking EXH Muff's or the circuit or what, but basically Abominable Electronics has a Green Russian clone that is beastly:

    Green Russian Hail Satan! Big Muff · Abominable Electronics · Online Store Powered by Storenvy

    I have a real soft spot for the Russian Muffs, but recently got into the Ram's Gate vibe when playing on a mates clone. I still don't quite get the difference between the Rams Gate and the Civil War but either are very cool and I find a little more understated than your average muff.

    I love them when I wanna mix things up.
     
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  9. snaredrum

    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    yep, the G2 is basically a tweaked muff circuit. Crazy sound!
     
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  10. Batman

    Batman Senior Member

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    The G2 is a Muff but with some tweaked component values and a buffer.

    In essence, it uses lower gain transistors, germanium diodes and the tonestack is not as mid-scooped.

    So, lower gain and smoother with more mids.
     
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  11. snaredrum

    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    on the slide parts? it could be a muff. :hmm:
     
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  12. snaredrum

    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    your tone will get better by at least 23%

    trust me. i don't do science.
     
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    FUS44 Senior Member

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    The civil war version through a JC-120 and a Blackface Fender simultaneously is my tonal Everest. Technicolor fuzz. I could never get the Green Tank version to work for me. Love old ones but I don't want to wreck them live. Plus, IMO, they only work one way: dimed.
     
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  14. Batman

    Batman Senior Member

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    Quoted for 2 truths. . .

    Dimed

    JC120
     
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  15. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Bah, semantics. I think it's the greatest grit pedal I've ever played. So much low end, but no mud to speak of. Even with basic chords.

    I'm really glad it didn't work out for either of you. :)
     
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  16. Nick-O

    Nick-O Senior Member

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    I get it next after you, right???! :naughty:
     
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  17. snaredrum

    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    the custom muff pedals both Batman and I use don't even have external sustain knobs. they're internally dimed.
     
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  18. freak

    freak Senior Member

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    i had a fuzz bear (or bear fuzz, i can never remember) that i absolutely loved, but that feed back and oscillation just proved to much for me.
    shaped after i think an mkII?

    nice and fat.
     
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  19. Batman

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    And what a wicked pedal that is!

    Based on a 1976-77 Big Muff (basically a V2 Ram's Head with BC239 transistors), no sustain pot (internal trim pot on mine) and wired as always on as it lives in switcher. The stomp switch is a volume circuit defeat so you can immediately switch from volume rolled back rhythm to full volume lead.
     
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  20. Batman

    Batman Senior Member

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    It is much more articulate and less bassy than a current production USA Big Muff.
     
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