Big Muff V3 (1977)

What is the effect of this Muff pedal on your signal?

The Big Muff V3 best describes a simple fuzz pedal that impacts a clear distortion to your guitar signal. 

It has control knobs that will thicken the tone of your sound and boost its harmonics, sustain, and volume. 

The Electro-Harmonix company has been manufacturing audio processors since the 1960s. They are well known for their guitars and effects pedals.


What you should know about the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff V3

The Version 3 Big muffs (1976-79) were the first muffs to have an AC power in, and some featured a tone bypass switch. The pedal features familiar red and black paint job featuring the Pi symbol that is unique to it. 

Regardless of this look, the very first V3s had no AC jack, no tone bypass, and the circuit was the same as the V2 Big Muff. Though, this Big Muff V3 gives you all of these years after the first version and more. 

Great bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr., Bush, and many others used the first version of this Big Muff. These bands used it to create popular rock sounds in the 1990s. 

This version has a battery, runs on a 9V voltage, and features BC-239 transistors. It is an analog device with an average weight of 0.7Kg and dimensions of 12.7cm (Width), 8.25cm (Height), and 17.15 cm (Depth). 

In this rare muff, you can find the same circuit in a V2 Ram’s head edition, making it a nice piece of Pi.


What do we have to say about this pedal?

We have noticed that these upgrades in the Big Muff V3 help with the overall fuzziness of your sound. Its circuit upgrade helps you produce louder and smoother sounds.

You can listen to the effect of this pedal and test its controls with our demo player.

Big Muff V3 (1977) technical specifications

Manufacturer Electro-Harmonix
Made In USA
Year 1977
FX Fuzz
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Top
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity TRS
Circuit Analog
Weight (in kg) 0.70
Width (in cm) 12.7
Height (in cm) 8.25
Depth (in cm) 17.15

Big Muff V3 (1977) reviews & comparison videos

Big Muff V3 (1977) reviews & comparison

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