Help Dating a Big Muff Pi ? (Skreddy?)
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Fender Stratocaster Guitar Forum. Dating a Russian Muff Discussion in ' The Effect effect ' started by saninsMar 29, There are too many bad puns to make about the topic title, sorry! I've been wanting one for a while now, and finally picked one up on eBay Russian Big Muff Pi, that is. It is a black box 'reissue' version, but I'm struggling to date it.
Biig those interested in Russian Big Muffsit's the bigger six-screw box that shipped in the wooden box and not the cardboard one, but I can't tell if it is a version 7 from the late 90's or an early version 8. I'm not expecting too many replies, but does anyone know how to date one by looking at the code on the pots, for example? A lot of the writing is in Russian, however. From it looked like the green one only black. After that was the more recent version.
They usually have a sticker with a date on it on the inside. I don't remember if they bi date codes on the pots. Also, this is a good web site with pics that may help. The Mufr Muff Pi Home Big muff pi dating. I'll try and get some pictures later. The dwting box is this one: It had chicken head style knobs, which could make it either a 7 or 8, but what is unusual about it is the footswitch.
It looks like a smaller, newer footswitch but the hole that is cut into the actual case is quite a bit bigger and looks like it could have been a version 7. Sorry if the description is rubbish, I will try and post pics later. I HAD to look! Offshore AnglerMar 29, The box is no way to date it as they could have mufg mixed and matched. Which case does it look like? Disregard the color as I know yours is black and the fact that these are small stones.
Both of these shared the case with the big muffs from the respective times. Some of us really love Muffs! Any fellas fancy jumping inside my Muff to try date some transistors? No, seriously, the green one pictured looks like my Muff. I will get pictures by tomorrow. Dating a Russian muff eh. ArmourMar 30, So does that make you a Muff Diver??? WideglideApr 2, OK, finally got the pictures of the exterior: Here is what it originally looked like: The switch was probably changed to make it big muff pi dating bypass.
I had a look inside but foolishly didn't take any photosand the circuit looked to have more in common with the latest version over the v7. I'll just assume that I'm not looking hard enough to notice the exact difference! When Myff bought it he said that it was factory original, and to be honest it doesn't sound true bypass to my ears. It sucks a lot of top end out of mutf signal when turned off. I'm not pretending to be an expert here, but perhaps it is a big muff pi dating Muff, or just a Muff that someone's modded before and I'm not aware of it?
Either way, it plays brilliantly so I'm mot complaining! There are definitely transition muffs out there. Go to the link I posted above and contact Kit Rae. He will more than likely have a definitive answer for you. I contacted Kit and he seems to think it is a version 7 Just thought I'd post some internal shots just to be sure! The EH Man's Electro-Harmonix Extravaganza - The Sovtek Big Muff: A History In Pictures. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?
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