Electro Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi

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the Black Keys of the Stone Age  (By O'Stone)
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The EHX Germanium 4 is currently my mainstay pedal, wether its the distortion side, the overdrive side or both stacked, every sound is gooey greatness.

With the overdrive side it nails the Black Keys "Thickfreakness" era. especially with it on top of an already overdriven amp.

The distortion side is a bit bass heavy, pro: nails QOTSA con: not so tweakable

I found my self leaving the volts knob on half way or even slightly below half way and stacking it on top of the overdriven side (which I use as my main tone) for a glitchy gooey solo fuzz.

The Germanium 4 is for the guys who love vintage fuzz sounds and anything with a modern texture fuzz feel. You definitely get your moneys worth with this one. (Posted on 4/2/13)

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Electro Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi

The Electro Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi is EH's latest Big Muff creation, and will blow your mind with its functionality, massive sound, and tonal diversity. This is a vintage voiced dual channel distortion unit that will ring loud and proud on your board with its rich and warm germanium transistors. The Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi is two independent circuits - one is an overdrive and the other is a distortion and both have two independent controls. These two circuits can be used separate or together for massive effect. Germanium is a classic old school transistor used to incredible effect on classic recordings of the 60's and 70's. Get that old school feel in the 21st century. The Distortion channel precedes the overdrive channel in the chain, and can be adjusted through a bias control that adjusts the signal's character. So go from mellow and compressed to edgy and aggressive with a turn of the knob. The Volts control adjusts the amount of voltage to the Distortion side. So you can also go from a dying battery tone to extreme clipping - add some other EH effects and run wild with creativity. The Overdrive side goes from a sweet fat boost to a super warm overdrive feel. The Overdrive channel has a tone control that will emphasize high or low frequencies. This massive, monstrous Big Muff is a true sonic terrorizer, but it can also give you warm germanium boost tones. With two channels, and plenty of tonal shaping options, EH sets a standard for dual channel stompboxes.

Electro Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi

Old school germanium transistors are something special. Their characteristic warmth and richness ooze over many classic recordings. Now Electro-Harmonix gives you two germanium powered overdrive tones in one massive stompbox. The Electro-Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi can go from warm boost signals to punishing dying battery sickness with some creative tweaking.

Electro-Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi Features:

  • Individual overdrive and distortion with the ability to stack them together
  • 4 individual Germanium Transistors
  • Each mode of drive mode uses its own 2 germanium stack
  • Overdrive and distortion can be stacked utilizing four germanium transistors
  • Bias and tone control define the tonality in overdrive
  • Volts and Bias define the way the distortion will react
  • Starving battery sound through volts control adds character
  • Battery equipped with optional 9.6DC-200 power supply
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Please pack carefully. Do not attach a label to manufacturer’s box. Use a shipping box for packing your return. You may choose any shipping service you like to return the package to us.

We strongly recommend some sort of tracking or delivery confirmation and insurance. Lost packages happen; this will help protect you from loss. Returns are processed twice a week, usually within 72 hours of receiving them.

Refunds will be issued to the credit card or Paypal account used for purchase. Please keep in mind that credit card refunds can take up to 10 business days to post on the account once the refund has been processed.