Big Muff V5 Rent: $10/day-$40/week
Big Muff V5
THE V5 SOUND - The transistor based Big Muff circuit returned (it actually never went away - see the V3 "tone bypass" entry). The tone is very similar to the V3 Big Muffs described above, and basically the same as the tone bypass V3. which used the exact same schematic. In the examples I have played and owned the tone has more bass and can sound a bit flatter and fuzzier than typical V3 Muffs. Some have the mids slightly more scooped than the V3s. All of the V6 Muffs I have played have had more sustain/gain on tap than typical V3 pedals, but most were also much noisier, had less clarity for leads, and were more fuzzy sounding. Compared to the V4/V5 op-amp Big Muffs, the V6 has more gain, more bottom end, and is more reactive to pick attack and harmonics, but it is also much noisier at high gain settings. The 'tone bypass' (not true bypass) switch was kept from the V3 and V5 versions, which allows you to completely remove the tone section from the circuit. This gives a raunchy, raw, and very loud tone, but lacks some of the tredemark Big Muff scooped mids character. The bass, treble, and fuzz varies slightly from unit to unit.
Rent: $10/day-$40/week call: 206 860 5185