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The Muffuletta replicates five classic Big Muff circuits from years gone by as well as a new and original JHS version for a total of six Muff models. All executed without any digital signal processing or digital emulation. When you choose a model, you are achieving analogue tone that uses real components and values found in the original units. JHS have selected their favourite classic versions from the pages of history and made them available in one small format pedal that is easy to understand, operate and do what it should do... replicate rare, expensive, mythical and sought after versions of this circuit with ease.
The Big Muff has an amazing history and has been used by some of the most influential guitarists ever. Never before has there been a single pedal that gives you all these different eras of tone. JHS are convinced that the Muffuletta can fit in anyone's rig who loves dirt, distortion and fuzz, and think it will be hard for you to disagree once you plug it in and play.
World recognised boutiqe pedals
JHS Pedals has evolved from a one man, bedroom operation, to a world recognised boutique effects pedal company. All JHS pedals feature a simple design, with hand-wired components. Josh Scott, founder of JHS Pedals, began by modifying pedals he had on his personal board, years of touring and session work led him to realise exactly what it is that players want from their pedals, which meant building them from the ground up to achieve perfection.
Hand built to perfection
JHS Pedals are hand-built in Kansas City USA, the company has a core value that JHS builders will never be replaced by robots. Every boutique JHS pedal is made and tested by a highly skilled pedal builder to ensure that every JHS pedal is crafted to perfection.
- Volume: Controls the output volume. Left is less volume, right is more.
- Sustain: Controls the amount of fuzz which increases the sustain when turned up, just like the vintage units.
- Tone: The tone on the Muffuletta is its own animal. Left is darker and more "muffy". Right is brighter with a pleasing shrillness. You will also find that the tone sweep changes the character of the pedal in ways that normal tone knobs do not.
- Version Selector: This knob selects which of the 6 versions you want to play.
1. JHS, 2015
The JHS Muff is a JHS original take on the classic circuit. You will find this version more powerful, less compressed with a more haunting mid range. It is also the best for bass guitar.
2. 73 Rams Head, 1973-1977 V2
The 73 Rams Head gets its name for the strange little elfin looking face that appears on the lower right corner of the pedal. Over the years people nicknamed this unit based on the fact that is looks somewhat like a lamb or animal. It is best known for having a scooped mid range, less gain and being overall darker. Famous users include David Gilmour (main Pink Floyd recordings), Ernie Isley (Isly Brothers), and J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.).
3. The Triangle, 1969-1970 V1
The Triangle Muff gets its name from the triangle arrangement of the knobs on the original unit. It is best known for having more low-end response and being more articulate. Famous users include Santana, David Gilmour's Pete Cornish made pedal boards, John Lennon, Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), and possibly Jimi Hendrix.
4. The Pi, 1977-1978 V3
The Pi Muff gets its name from the instantly recognizable red Pi symbol on the top. This is not to be confused with the later redesigned NYC version released much later in 2000. It is best known for a more aggressive sound. Famous users include Frank Zappa, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Jack White, The Edge (U2), Beck, and Pete Townsend (The Who).
5. The Russian, 1999-2009 V8
The Russian Muff gets its name from the 'Made in Russia' text found on the back. It is best known for having less clarity and less low end. Famous users include Dan Auerbach (Black Keys), Chris Wolstenholme (Muse), and Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails).
6. The Civil War, 1991-1993 V7
The Civil War Muff gets its name from the old style Civil War era font found on the enclosure as well as the navy and grey colours found on many. It is best known for having more mid range, brighter overall tone and less gain. Famous users include Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), John Fogerty, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Mike Mills and Peter Buck (REM).
- Controls: Volume, Sustain, Tone, Version Selector
- Modes: Civil War, Russian, PI, Triangle, '73 Rams Head, JHS 2015
- Input: 1 / 4" Jack (right side)
- Output: 1 / 4" Jack (left side)
- Power: 9V DC