Taking its inspiration from legendary British guitar amplifiers, the Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n Overdrive Pedal re-creates their majesty and classic tone with spot-on accuracy. Rather than approx... Read More
Taking its inspiration from legendary British guitar amplifiers, the Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n Overdrive Pedal re-creates their majesty and classic tone with spot-on accuracy. Rather than approximating these amps as do emulator products, the English Muff'n employs real vacuum tubes, including a 12AY7 cascading into a 12AX7, to produce true Brit-valve sounds that are full of richness and natural saturation.
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I've had it for a couple weeks, but I'm not sure if I'll keep it. The primary reason that I bought this is that I'm a tube snob--never met a pedal overdrive or distortion that I've like. This one sounds better than the other ones on my floor (collecting dust), but I played it out last week, and the sound guy actually said, "Can you do something to make it cut through the mix?" What?!? That was the main reason that I got this thing! It was supposed to give me that tube clarity, without hauling around my Marshall... Oh well, like it, but don't love it.
I�ۡ���ve owned this pedal for about two years. I didn�ۡ���t like it at first, I thought it was too harsh sounding, but now I�ۡ���ve grown to love it for exactly those qualities. I set the mids at 12 o�ۡ���clock, the bass at 10 o�ۡ���clock, and then vary the highs, and gain to whatever pickup I�ۡ���m using. I play a Gibson Les Paul Standard through a Fender Blues Deluxe. For blues, I will sometimes increase the output, and set the gain to 0, to overdrive the amp. In my opinion scooping the mids doesn�ۡ���t sound as good; I don�ۡ���t think the Muffn�ۡ��� was designed for metal. However the aggressive nature of the pedal is great for covers of the New York Dolls, The Stooges, and the Ramones.
If this pedal didn't cost a little to maintain it would be perfect, but I guess I just complain about that due to lack of money. This is almost like a multi-effects pedal of distortion. Turn it all the way down and you get a Rolling Stones sort of crackle in your sound. At about 12 you get the best blues overdrive that I've heard yet, and cranked all the way up you get a great distortion that you can feel. Even if you want to do metal sounds this pedal will come through by replacing one or both of the tubes with a 12AX7. Overall AMAZING pedal!
I bought this yesterday and i plugged it in and got an amazing sound, especially when you turn the Mids to about 9 o' clock, the Highs to about 10 o' clock and the Lows all the way up. The variety you get with the amount of gain is amazing. Blues to Metal perfectly. However, after about 5 minutes of playing, the volume dropped to the point you could barely hear it all the way turned up. I tried messing with the tubes but it did nothing. It also feels poorly constructed so that might have something to do with it. I'm returning it tommorow and hopefully I'll get one that works so I can fully enjoy its potential.
This pedal blows away any Distortion I have ever run through. In my attempts to emulate that signature JCM2000 warm OD I stumbled across this tank! Swapped out the 12AY7 in the second position for a Mesa Boogie 12AX7 made in Russia, and watch out. With the gain at about 12 o'clock, and the Bass a lil higher than 2 o'clock I'm pulling AC/DC sound at no problem. With the Gain at around 4 oclock I'm killin my Old TSL60 stack I used to own. Purchase one, you wont be let down!!!
Great pedal for tube drive or as a equalizer. I use mine with a Geddy Lee Jazz into an Ampeg v4bh tube head mainly as a faux 2nd overdrive channel just to get some crunch. I have the treble and bass around 3 and the mids at 10, gain at about 3 also and adjust volume as needed for a boost. It gets pretty gritty and really fills the room in chorus and breakdowns. Very warm tone as anyone would expect. You are starving the tubes for power so it's a bit different sound than overdriving your amp but definatly effective. Mine came with two 12AY7's and I switched the second tube to a 12AX7 for a little more grit. I reccommed it if you want a gritty distortion for bass and even if you are looking for a smooth drive; changing the tubes and turning the gain down would work.
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