Okay, I need to first start this out with – I’m a HUGE fan of Tony Levin. I mean come on, he is one of the greatest for sure. Back in the day I was super into King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. The man can play some tasty bass and has some innovative and creative style!
So when I see him talking about the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi, I wanted to stop and point this out. If he’s giving it a thumbs up, it’s worth a very close look.
Here are quick break down of features of the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muf Pi:
Pad on the input that’s switchable between 0dB and -10dB ensures the pedal is optimized for use with both passive and active pickups
Blend allows a player to mix to taste the direct and distorted signals
Three outputs: a 1/4″ effect out, 1/4″ direct (buffered dry) out and XLR DI out give complete control of your output signal and sound
Foot-switchable crossover section with a variable low pass filter on the dry signal and a variable high pass filter on the distorted signal give bassists the ability to sculpt their sound
Crossover circuit, in conjunction with the Blend control, lets you keep the low-end clear and focused and the high-end bright and cutting
Built-in noise gate with an adjust threshold eliminates unwanted noise at any level
Tony definitely liked the ability to blend signal with fuzz as well as the built in noise gate. Below is the video I was referring to: