Muff Overdrive

Muff Fuzz Reissue
Reissue of the original 1969 Muff Fuzz. Crank up your amp and dial back the guitar volume and you have the perfect rhythm overdrive. Adds just a touch of funky dirt with an edge. Sounds like a vintage tube amp with a worn but warm speaker.

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Posted 9/4/2012



Artur Tadevosyan does a real nice job showing what the Muff Overdrive can do. The Muff Overdrive is a reissue of the original 1969 Muff Fuzz.

Posted 2/8/2012



Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans, it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise. One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites . Recent excavations unearthed perfectly preserved Electro-Harmonix gear used by the Maya at religious rituals.

Posted 5/13/2011


Check out this easy way to get a spectacular “over the top” overdrive sound.

The Muff Overdrive pedal by itself has a slightly dark, medium distorted sound. Perfect for vintage blues.

Adding a Soul Preacher pedal in front of the Muff Overdrive supercharges the sound, taking the overdrive to the next level.

Here’s why: The output of the Soul Preacher pedal is low impedance. This drives the Muff Overdrive harder while producing a more transparent top end.

Below is a demo video of the sound and settings for both pedals.

A Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai mod delay was used on the entire track


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Posted 3/14/2010

In Effectology 14, pedal guru Bill Ruppert takes us on a journey to previously unchartered sonic territory. Using only Electro-Harmonix pedals and his guitar, Bill creates a series of “believe it or not” soundscapes. Whether it’s the sound of songbirds singing joyfully by a babbling brook or a vintage vinyl “lo-fi” recording complete with clicks and scratches, Bill’s mastery of effects will amaze you. As he says, “Never judge what an effect pedal will do by what you have heard it will do. Experiment and you will find new sounds not yet discovered!” Indeed!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 8/29/2008
A short excerpt from the documentary film "Fuzz: The Sound That Revolutionized The World" in which Electro-Harmonix founder Mike Matthews tells the story of EHX's first product, the LPB-1.

Mike also reveals the origins of "Muff," which we take care to use very sparingly: Bass Big Muff Pi, Big Muff Pi, Big Muff Pi (Russian), Double Muff, English Muff'n, Little Big Muff Pi, Metal Muff, Micro Metal Muff, Muff Overdrive, and Pocket Metal Muff (all featured in our Distortion, Fuzz, Overdrive category).

The clip also features Chris Ross (Wolfmother) and ends with J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) showing off his unbelievable Big Muff Pi collection.

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Quick Specs
True bypass
Analog overdrive
Vintage tone that pushes your amp's natural drive
Tough and compact die-cast chassis
9-volt battery included
Optional 96DC-200BI power supply available
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