Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Sovtek
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Sovtek

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

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moosers 05/07/2009

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Sovtek : la opinión de moosers (content in English)

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The Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi (Sovtek) is a vintage distortion pedal.  It has 1/4 inch connections and is powered by either a nine volt battery or an Electro Harmonix power supply.  Compared to the newer American versions of this pedal, it has the pretty much the same characteristics, but this pedal is even gritter sounding.  This is an all analog unit and isn't rack mountable.


Use of the Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi (Sovtek) isn't hard at all as the pedal simply has three parameters.  It has knobs for volume, distortion, and tone, which I believe are the same parameters that can be found on all of the versions of this classic pedal.  Even if you don't have too much experience with pedals, this is extremely easy to use and a manual really isn't necessary.


I've really got no complaints about the sounds that you can get from the Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi (Sovtek).  It has a fat tone and is really down and dirty sounding.  It isn't great for getting a crisp overdrive, as it is pretty fuzzy and quite gritty.  It is a perfect distortion pedal for those who really love a fat distortion sound for heavy rock music or for those who want a really thick lead sound.  Even though it isn't versatile enough to be the only distortion pedal I use, I love this pedal because it gives me sounds that I really can't get anywhere else.


Overall, the Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi (Sovtek) is a really impressive distortion pedal.  Its great for both guitar and bass guitar and even though this thing is pretty old, it can really crank.  The price is very reasonable and if you are a distortion lover, this is a pedal that is absolutely worth checking out.  Electro Harmonix is a great company and since pedals are their specialty and this is one of their originals, it really has a great vibe and overall tone to it.