John Frusciante’s Electro Harmonix English Muff’n Tube Distortion

This pedal was first seen on John’s pedalboard around late 2007, and it seemed to have directly replaced the Big Muff Pi – which John used from around the By The Way release.

Based on the fact that Stadium Arcadium came out on May 9, 2006, it’s likely that during the studio sessions John used the Big Muff. The choice to switch to the English Muff’n at the end of the Stadium Arcadium World Tour is more or less a mystery (if you happen to find an interview in which he mentions the pedal, be sure to leave a comment below).


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1 month ago

Hey, according to this interview where John goes through each track of Stadium Arcadium, English Muff’n had already been used in the studio while recording the album.