Big Muff Style Fuzz Pedals

The Big Muff is an iconic fuzz pedal, designed by Electro Harmonix in 1969. In the 21st Century, its distinctive circuit has been imitated and modded by a variety of pedal brands. You'll find many of them here!

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Big Muff Style Fuzz Pedals

The Big Muff was originally designed as a sustainer pedal, with the V1 (known as the Triangle Big Muff) used most famously by David Gilmour. However, later versions of the Big Muff fuzz pedal became synonymous with '90s alternative rock and shoegaze bands.

The Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr. are great examples, all of which used the Big Muff to craft huge walls of sound. Relying on the thick, mid-scooped and bass-heavy fuzz tones that the Big Muff could offer, this sound defined rock music of the era.

Depite their popularity, Electro Harmonix's iterations of the Big Muff have always remained affordable. With most models featuring a versatile tone knob that can take you from doomy sub-harmonic tones to searing high-end, they also boast sustain and volume controls.

Like we said, many modern and boutique guitar pedal companies have built upon the foundations of the original EHX circuit. This includes the likes of Wren & Cuff, ThorpyFX, and JHS Pedals. Way Huge also build their acclaimed Russian Pickle pedals, based on the desirable Sovtek Russian Big Muff. This circuit is known for producing boomier lows and a smoother fuzz sound, which the Russian Pickle convincingly imitates.