Electro-Harmonix Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Distortion Sustainer Pedal
With original late-70s Op-Amp Big Muffs selling for exorbitant prices, Mike Matthews decided to take the power to the people and reissue the classic pedal at a price that players could afford! The circuitry of the new Op-Amp Big Muff —sometimes also referred to as the IC or V4 Big Muff— has been faithfully re-created while several practical enhancements have been added including a compact, die-cast chassis and true bypass switching.
"The Op-Amp Big Muff was popularised by the brilliant Billy Corgan who first used it on the Smashing Pumpkins' epic 1993 album Siamese Dream. After he was videotaped playing and talking about the reissue, Billy stated: ‘The magic’s still in the box, I can still get what I' looking for!'" - Mike Matthews
The pedal relies on op-amps rather than transistors and three gain stages rather than four, to create its signature sound. It's a sound that’s been described by noted Big Muff collector and historian, Kit Rae, as: "a huge, crushing Big Muff sound with more crunch… great for grungy, wall-of-sound distortion, heavy rhythm playing and heavy leads."
Awsome Smashing Pumpkins tones and beyond!! Thank you so much GAK I’m planning on a 30 Electro Harmonix collection or so but not too many!! So I want to get a Triangle Big Muff and other different ones. I pray on us all please stay safe and take care. 10/10 service and 5 star reviews I always give GAK God bless us all!!
Great pedal. Unbelievably heavy. Love it.
Does what it says on the tin, this thing does the Siamese Dream tone really well.
Very aggressive fuzz. Was looking up different big muffs and this model seemed right up my alley and when I first used it I was blown away by how powerful this pedal sounds.
The definitive Big Muff Sound I was looking for