The Big Muff saga ain’t over yet – will it ever be?
NYC pedal builder Electro-Harmonix just announced the Triangle variation on this fuzz circuit, a celebration of the first Big Muff released in 1969, exactly 50 years ago next year. It’s a faithful recreation of that vintage rarity, but hosted in a compact case.
Electro-Harmonix founder, Mike Matthews, stated:
The Big Muff Pi is the pedal we are best known for so I wanted to commemorate EHX’s 50th Anniversary (1968-2018) by re-releasing V1, the very first Big Muff. Original pedals are now selling for hundreds of dollars and this reissue absolutely nails that creamy, violin-like sustain and musical tone at a price a working musician can afford.
We have reissued the original Version 1 Big Muff and it’s dripping with vintage Electro-Harmonix DNA and tone. Dubbed the Triangle Big Muff because of the layout of its Volume, Sustain and Tone controls, this is the one that started it all. The new Triangle Big Muff is a faithful re-creation of the original circa 1969 circuit now housed in a pedalboard friendly, die-cast chassis.