Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi: (L-R)
  • V5 op-amp version, w/tone-bypass
  • V5 op-amp version, w/tone-bypass
  • V6 w/tone-bypass

Needless to say, they all sound great; the op-amp models instantly recall early Smashing Pumpkins tones, and the V6 is filthy - easily the fuzziest Big Muff I've heard to date.

The amplifier pictured is my mid-1980s Session Rockette 30; an excellent, solid state British amp with a couple of nifty tricks up its sleeve. This amp is worthy of a full article of its own...