Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi Distortion Pedal
Guitar icons like Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana were among some of the earliest adopters of the Big Muff Pi by Electro-Harmonix. Decades later, the tone that they were able to pull out of this fuzz pedal are still emulated, and as a result this unit is still in production. The controls are pretty straightforward; volume, tone, and sustain knobs allow you to easily make adjustments to the color of your sound. The sound itself is anything but standard, though, as this pedal can go from just adding a gritty buzz to a full-on, singing sustain that has made the Big Muff Pi a standard in music. This pedal doubles as a distortion pedal, so the tonal possibilities in this unit are pretty wide-ranging. It is also true-bypass, meaning that your guitar tone won’t be affected when the pedal is not in use in your chain.