With original late-'70s Op-Amp Big Muffs commanding 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 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 pedal relies on op-amps rather than transistors and three gain stages rather than four to create its signature sound.

The original Op-Amp Big Muff has many devotees including Billy Corgan, who made use of it extensively on the Smashing Pumpkins’ 1993 album Siamese Dream. After playing the new reissue, Billy said: “The magic’s still in the box; I can still get what I’m looking for!”

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