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ince its creation in 1969, The Big Muff Pi has been a very popular pedal, and as with many other popular pedals from the late 1960 and '70's, other companies wanted to cash in on the sound.Within a few years of hitting the market, the Big Muff was being cloned by both minor and major manufacturers, including Jen, Sola Sound/Colorsound, and Ibanez, and it is still being done today.Some of these were exact knockoffs of the circuit, and others featured some interesting and unique modifications.Some were made with similar enclosures and control names, giving away their heritage, while others were so different in appearance and controls that it took years for people to realize they were actually Big Muffs.Cloning another company's circuit was nothing new back then or today, and many of these knockoffs showed the wider range of uses that could be aplied to the circuit to expand the tonal vocabulary.If you have any information about Big Muff clones not listed here, or additional info to help improve these articles, please email me using the contact at the bottom of this page.THE JORDAN CREATOR Circa 1971-1973 Manufacturer: Jordan Electronics Place of Manufacture: Pasadena and Alhambra, California, USA Designer: Bob Myer is the original Big Muff circuit designer.George Cole created this modified clone of that circuit.
It was manufactured in the USA by Jordan Electronics, a small California pedal effects company owned by Victoreen Instrument Company.
Jordan made a line of very loud solid state amplifiers beginning in 1966, and a host of other non-musical electronics equipment, such as radiation detectors.
There is not much infomation available about Jordan, but their amplifiers were very well know among musicians in the 1960's, being used by The Yardbirds, The Doors, and the Mamas and the Papas.
Jordan got into making effects pedals in the late '60's, and are most well known as the maker of the popular Boss Tone, an effect pedal that plugged directly into the guitar input jack, similar to early E-H pedals.
Sometime in the late 1970's the company was disolved, and owner George Cole and engineer Bob Garcia went to work for Rickenbacker.
Supposedly one of the employees of Jordan brought in a Big Muff Pi and everyone in the shop loved it.