Three decades on, and the music of the early ’90s has well and truly entered into the nostalgia cycle. Grunge is now as iconic a sound as ’70s rock or ’80s synth and to recreate that classic sound, you’ll need a classic distortion pedal.
As far as we’re concerned, the Green Russian Big Muff Pi is that pedal, and we’re here to tell you why.
If you’re at all familiar with classic distortion pedals then you’ve heard of the original Big Muff Pi. It’s one of those pedals that was instrumental – no pun intended – in shaping what the modern fuzz/distortion sound would become and is still popular to this day amongst enthusiasts.
When the Green Russian dropped, it brought much of what people loved about the original but incorporated a deeper, thicker effect. Let’s just say there’s a reason they call it Grunge music.
The modern rerelease of the Green Russian is an authentic recreation within a more compact case.
Although Electro Harmonix have retained the distinctly military aesthetic, the modern version is smaller and more rounded, making it a better fit for most people’s boards.
On the other hand, when it comes to sound, the Green Russian is a spot-on recreation, oozing with ’90s goodness.
If you’re looking to buy a modern Green Russian Big Muff Pi then you’re in luck. These little beasts retail for only $100 dollars, which is an incredible price for such a classic distortion sound.
Of course, there’s no need to take our word for it. Why not check out the sound of the Green Russian here on Tonepedia, and decide for yourself if you think it’s worth the money?
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.25|
|Based on famous model?||Electro-Harmonix Sovtek Tall Font Green Russian Big Muff|
|Width (in cm)||7|
|Height (in cm)||5.1|
|Depth (in cm)||11.5|