The Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker taps into the sonic power of the
legendary Big Muff Pi, but creates new tonal possibilities at the flick
of a switch -- or two. Use the Wicker switch to open up three
high-frequency filters for raspy, sustaining distortion with top-end
bite, or flick on the Tone switch to bypass the tone control for
unabated tonal slam. Want the original Big Muff sound? Just switch off
the Wicker and turn on the Tone. The ability to create your own personal
Big Muff sound is what truly makes this the Wicked Wicker.
The BMPTW is a battery operated distortion pedal that maintains the
legendary Big Muff Pi sound while offering two powerful and dynamic
tonal adjustments that are unique to any distortion or fuzz product
found in the market today. The original BIG MUFF PI sound is maintained
while new tonal variations deliver edgy and aggressive sonic
- True bypass
- The Wicker switch opens up 3 high frequency filters providing a sustain that is raspy and defined
- The Tone switch completely removes the tone control, providing you with a devastating broadband Big Muff slam!
- With the Wicker switch off and the Tone switch on, you have the original Big Muff Pi
- 9 volt battery included
- THEORY OF OPERATION -
The BIG MUFF Pi with TONE WICKER is an effects pedal designed to
deliver all of the sonic power of the legendary Big Muff Pi while
providing user editing capabilities that are unique to the Tone Wicker
design. Wicker mode opens up the high frequency bandwidth of your
distortion sound delivering a top end that is new and exciting. The Tone
switch, when set to OFF, defeats the Big Muff’s Tone knob yielding an
extremely powerful distortion with a fire breathing new Big Muff Pi
- CONTROLS -
Sustain knob - As in the original Big Muff Pi, adjusts the amount of sustain and distortion.
Tone Knob - The Tone knob allows the musician to dial in just the right setting between deep bass and high treble.
Volume Knob - The volume knob sets the overall output level of the effect.
Wicker Switch - Activate Wicker mode by flipping the Wicker switch up
to the ON position where the high frequency bandwidth is opened up for a
bright and clear top end. Set the Wicker switch to OFF to obtain the
classic Big Muff Pi sound.
Tone Switch - The Tone switch allows the user to activate the Tone
knob or to completely bypass the tone circuitry. When the Tone switch is
set to ON, the Tone knob is active, just like a standard Big Muff. When
the Tone switch is set to OFF, the Tone knob and all of its circuitry
is bypassed. This setting yields a totally new Muff distortion with a
powerful drive and uncolored gain. High output with attitude. Please
Note: When the Tone switch is set to OFF, turning the Tone knob will
produce no change to your sound. In addition, it is normal for the
output volume of your Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker to increase when
moving the Tone switch from ON to OFF. Status LED - When the LED is lit;
the BMPTW effect is active. When the LED is off, the BMPTW is in True
Bypass mode. The Footswitch toggles between effect and bypass modes.
INPUT Jack - This 1/4” jack is the audio input to the BMPTW. The input impedance presented at this jack is 130 kO.
OUTPUT Jack - This 1/4” jack is the audio output from the BMPTW. When
the BMPTW is in Bypass mode, the OUTPUT jack is connected directly to
the INPUT jack.
9V Power Jack - The Big Muff with Tone Wicker is battery powered. You
may use an external AC Adapter power supply instead of the battery.
Connect the AC Adapter’s plug to the 9V Power Jack at the top of the
BMPTW. The power jack’s polarity is center negative. The BMPTW requires a
clean 9VDC power supply at 50mA. We recommend the Electro-Harmonix
US96DC-200BI power supply.