Electro-Harmonix Big Muff V7c 2nd edition (1994)
Version 7, Edition 2 sub thread etc, etc ... Gah Just Play The Dam Thing
Russian Muffs have been one of the most talked about fuzzes of recent years due to its unique aggressive tones.
The back story to the pedal is very much the Phoenix from the flames proverb, EHX had gone, the soviet union too had gone but people needed to carry on. Mike Mathews saw renewed love for his original big muffs and saw that Russian manufacturing was cheap and born from this was the Russian Big Muff.
This is the second edition from around 19954/5, nicknamed the Bubble Font Green Russian as it has rounded Big Muff letters.
First and second editions had the same circuit as the first edition Red Army Overdrive, V7 Civil War and transition Green Civil War Big Muffs. Some first edition Tall Fonts had the exact same pcb, parts, and clear/gray plastic jacks as the V7B green Civil War. Later first editions and the second editions used a new pcb trace and new style jacks with black rings. (info courtesy of The Big Page website)
So rare and so popular now, they have become the new pedal which every company creates their own version of.
Compare it with the many other Big Muffs and variants of to see if you think it deserve the hype!?