Russian Muff

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Re: Russian Muff

Post by natthu » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:44 pm

I usually use my Russian Muff in a bypass loop pedal if I’ll be turning it off in the session at all. It’s messy and takes up space but solves that bypass load problem.

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Re: Russian Muff

Post by ManFromMars » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:44 pm

The reissue is good and I've heard good things about the Sovtek Deluxe.

I've owned several black Russians over the years. If you go that route be careful. Build quality is iffy. I had to replace battery connectors and ground wires in each of them.

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Re: Russian Muff

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:26 am

ManFromMars wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:44 pm
The reissue is good and I've heard good things about the Sovtek Deluxe.

I've owned several black Russians over the years. If you go that route be careful. Build quality is iffy. I had to replace battery connectors and ground wires in each of them.
guess what i just had to do to mine
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Re: Russian Muff

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:13 pm

I'm looking at an EQD Hoof very seriously right now. But I've always had my eye on a Jam Pedals Red Muck. Anyone ever play both and compare?
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Re: Russian Muff

Post by Jan Deal » Tue May 04, 2021 12:33 am

100% go for a reissue or a boutique option. I had a green Russian in the 90s and my wife had a black one, both were nothing but headaches and breakdowns. The build quality on those 90s pedals is atrocious.
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Re: Russian Muff

Post by kaptainkaffeine » Wed May 19, 2021 11:21 am

I just went down the muff reissue rabbit hole and ended up settling on a Russian. The ram head was a close second, and at the outset I thought I was headed toward an op-amp. Props to every shootout on youtube.

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