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    Lou Kash


    I’m in a bit of a J Mascis rabbit hole and have been trying to get as much info on the deluxe big muff as possible with not much information publicly posted. Here’s kind of what I have so far

    EH1318: first version 77/8

    EH1330: switched to the long printed board


    EH3054: switch to short boards, Units here on our commonly have ghost buzz when bypassed. Soul Preacher switched for a 3080 compressor?
    EH3054C: series-parallel units


    Does this look right? I’m really hoping someone has something to add to this. Any help is appreciated.

    Ned Flanders

    No idea, man. Kit Rae has possibly ignored the Deluxe for the same reason we don’t know… there’s hardly any info about them.

    I have only one deluxe among 12 big muffs; the last one – 3054C series-parallel. I’d like to know some info too. I did see your post on FSB as well.

    Mine has the 3080 compressor and sounds like crap. The muff sounds brilliant. I’ve removed the AC power supply and added a regular DC jack, true bypassed it, reflowed solder on all pots as two were intermittent, and I still need to recap all electros. Hopefully the compressor comes to life one it gets some fresh electros. Electros can dry out and should be replaced every couple of decades at least.

    I don’t know what year the 3054C was made and I haven’t got around to checking the pots on mine yet for a rough estimate (will do when I recap it) but I think it’s likely around 1979 – 1980.

    It’s hard to know for sure and in reality pot dates aren’t the best method for dating a pedal; however, it’s all we have.

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    Lou Kash

    I appreciate the reply. There’s a kit rae post on the gear page where he gives a brief summary and says he plans to make a page but it’s a few years old and still no page. I think I’m going tost r avoid the 3080 ones which I assume are he ec3054(a,b,c). Thanks for sharing.

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