The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff fuzz pedal’s place in rock’n’roll history is assured. Having been championed in its embryonic state by a young Jimi Hendrix, the classic unit has featured prominently in the sound of Pink Floyd, Kiss, Sonic Youth and The Smashing Pumpkins to name a few.
Though its tone is often imitated, there is a reason why bands today still turn to the vintage distortion and sustain of the classic Muff, and why it was one of the first models reissued when Electro-Harmonix reopened for business in the 1990s.
Now that history is going to be celebrated with its own movie – Le Big Muff is currently under production by French-Canadian company La Générale de Cinéma as part of a series of eight films called The Rock 'N' Roll Series.
Described by the film’s director Pierre H. as “part documentary, part fiction, part art movie,” the project will feature musicians talking about and playing the pedal, as well as fictional reenactments of its history. While the trailer that has been released so far does not give much away the premise is enough to get us excited for Le Big Muff’s March 2018 release.
Electro-Harmonix are distributed in Australia through lambertibros.com.au.