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Sovtek V7D Big Muff vs. Op Amp V5 Big Muff

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:54 am    Post subject: Sovtek V7D Big Muff vs. Op Amp V5 Big Muff Reply with quote

Made a comparison vid between what I think are the two most appealing big muff circuits. The black russian muff is one of the ones in the large enclosures and the same circuit as a bubble font muff. The other is a v5 op amp muff. Probably have to sell the russian muff, so I thought I'd do a comparison video.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russian one sounds much better by a mile. US one sounds thin. I think the tall black one is the same circuit as the green one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both sound cool, but certainly different. The op amp version has this stodgy, saturated midrange (I refer to it as 'syrupy'), which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on what you're using it for. The Russian sounds a little less saturated, but has a nice open-sounding bottom end. I can see why those ones are popular with bassists. I'll have to get one sometime.

TBH though I expect to collect a clone of all the muff versions, because they sound so different depending on the situation or amp you're using.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could do what I have?

20150703_103435 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Although my pedal is a violet rams head on one side and russian on the other. I do have the op amp one as a seperate pedal and a more modern one with the tone circuit modded. Muffs have such a variety it is hard to just pick one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Black Russian is my muff of choice
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opinion is divided on the matter but I find the current Bass Big Muffs to be a great middle ground between the green and black sovteks through my Marshall.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
Russian one sounds much better by a mile. US one sounds thin. I think the tall black one is the same circuit as the green one.


Correct, though this is a black russian muff, it shares the internals of the bubble font green sovtek. The v8s have a different circuit and smaller black enclosure.
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