The legendary heritage is now tailored for bass, your sound possibilities will be greatly enhanced. The Bass Big Muff draws its roots from the legendary Sovtek battle-tank green Big Muff Pi, from the late 90’s as well as from the original Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi from the early 70’s. These Big Muff Pi’s are often employed by bass players to thicken up their sound or to give them over-the-top low end growl. The Bass Big Muff takes the best elements from both of these classics and employs sonic elements that were specifically designed for your bass.
• True bypass
• Tailor your drive/distortion sound with sustain, tone and volume knobs
• A dry switch that mixes your dry bass with the Bass Big Muff Pi's distortion
• A bass boost EQ switch that reintroduces your low frequencies when tone is set for high frequencies
• Based on the Russian Big Muff
• Tough and compact die-cast chassis
• 9-volt battery included
• Sustain Knob
As in the original Big Muff Pi, adjusts the amount of sustain and distortion.
• Tone Knob
provides a range of sounds from high treble to deep bass. The overall tone filter frequencies were carefully chosen to enhance your bass guitar.
• Volume Knob
The volume knob sets the output level of the distortion. When the toggle switch is set to DRY, the volume knob has no effect on the output level of your original bass.
• Bass Boost/ Norm/ Dry Toggle Switch
This is a 3 position toggle switch that allows you to choose three distinctly different sounds. In Bass Boost mode, the top position, a bass frequency boost is added to the distortion. It is most effective when the Tone knob is set to the upper or treble half of its rotation. In Norm mode, the middle position, you have the pure tone of the classic Big Muff Pi. In Dry mode, the bottom position, the original dry signal from your instrument is mixed with the output of the distortion circuit. The level of the Dry signal is constant and will not change as you turn the Volume knob up or down. This allows you to set the level of the distortion effect against your dry signal.
• Bypass Switch and Status LED
Toggles between effect mode and True Bypass. When the status LED is lit, the effect is active. When the LED is off, the Bass Big Muff Pi is in True Bypass mode. I/O and Power Connections:
• Input Jack
Musical instrument input. Plug your instrument into here. The input impedance presented at this jack is 100k
• Effect Out Jack
is the main output of the Bass Big Muff Pi. Connect it to the input of your amp or another effects pedal.
• Direct Out Jack
is connected directly to the Input jack to allow access to your original bass signal. You can connect this jack to an amplifier or different effects chain.
• 9V Power Jack
The Bass Big Muff Pi can run off of a 9V battery or you can use a 9VDC battery eliminator capable of delivering at least 100mA to the 9V power jack.