Vick Audio's 1861 fuzz pedal revives 'Civil War' Big Muff

Vick Audio has revived the sought-after 'Civil War' Big Muff circuit for its new 1861 fuzz pedal.

Originally produced in Russia in the early '90s, these Muffs were nicknamed Civil War because of their distinctive blue and grey colour scheme.

Vick Audio's version replicates that pedal's fat low-end, smooth tone and lower gain, but adds a switch for three additional midrange options: scoop, flat and boosted mids.

The 1861 is available now for $129 from Vick Audio.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.