Thank you for the really great comments. I really appreciate it.
Tele I bet in just a few weeks you will see many videos on youtube doing shoot outs with all the Muffs.
BUT I can never tell which ones I will like until I play it. I personally like the NYC Big Muff as well as the Rams head and the Triangle.
I do love the Deluxe Big Muff as it covers so much ground in one pedal.
Also the Muffs sound different with a buffered pedal in front. Seems It gets a bit more focused with a lower impedance input..
1001 as far as noise goes I am not doing anything special just as Phil said. I use humbuckers and that helps a lot!
If I use single coils it is hum canceling using two coils. the typical in between strat sound.
Also I don't run the amp that hot with the Muffs. At most just at a mild break up.
Fender&EHX a documentary on the Muff would be so cool.The parts changing over time is such a hard thing to chase and define.
I know it makes Mike crazy as its so hard to figure out just what is the magic in one pedal compared to another. Parts have a 10% tolerance,caps get leaky with age on and on.I would LOVE to see a documentary like that.