**January 15th, 2017: In stock and ready to ship.
How To Stand On The Shoulders Of A Giant?
The Big Muff has been a cornerstone of rock guitar tones from Hendrix, to Pink Floyd, through the Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana, and on and on…
However, I’ve never been a big fan of the Big Muff. The extreme distortion sometimes makes the guitar seem to get *quieter* when you kick it in! Dynamics are lost, and the sound actually gets “smaller”. The lack of midrange adds to the problem. What we were looking for is something with that Muff “grind”, but with more dynamics. Something that sounds good at lower volume levels, but can ALSO kick buckets of ass if needed.
So after months of breadboarding, prototyping, swearing, quitting pedals forever, getting angrily drunk, then renewing the quest for the ultimate Muff, the “Green Meanie” was born.
What Makes This “Muff Clone” Special?
Not meant to look pretty, and NOT “just another Muff clone”, the ‘Meanie conjures everything from a hint of 60’s fuzz to bone marrow melting hot lava high gain sounds.
The Germanium first stage takes care of the softer, juicier side, and he silicon second stage adds the “tightness” and “punch”. Swap from “Green” to “Mean” with the toggle, and use the Tone, Density, and Mid knobs to tailor your tone to taste.
This pedal is also KILLER on bass guitar. The “Density” control allows you to get the full range of bass through the pedal. In “Green” mode, one guitarist said at a rehearsal where I was playing bass through a small, clean Warwick amp, “that box makes the amp sound like an Ampeg!”
Hand wired, true bypass, vintage transistors, high tolerance components, a solid enclosure with wired pots for durability. Hand finished and silk screened for a “not too perfect” look. The “Green Meanie” is a work of sonic art.
Please note – there is a volume jump from Green to Mean mode (an entire gain stage is added!) keep this in mind if tweaking onstage!
Some Feedback from Customers:
Instead of quoting from the emails we get with people raving about how this pedal changed their lives forever, here’s a bit of feedback from Ebay:
Our Return Policy
If you’re not satisfied with any JDM Pedal, you can return within 14 days for a refund (minus shipping and payment processing costs, which Paypal does not refund to us 🙁 If you encounter any functional problems with a pedal at any time just contact us! Since we use vintage transistors, it is possible that a transistor can fail, as rare as that is, and we’ll always do what it takes to get your beloved fuzz machine growling again.