I've been a huge fan of Buffalo FX for years. They make amazing sounding pedals and I've had the pleasure of reviewing most of them. A couple are staples on my pedalboards. So there, I've set the standard for this review of the Patriot MkII.
The Patriot is Buffalo's take on the early 90s so-called Civil War Big Muff for Sovtek - a version of the Big Muff that went through several changes during the 90s and that was recently released by EHX as the Green Russian.
I did a review of the Patriot a few years back and as then, I am now equally impressed by its low noise floor and authenticity towards those old pedals. The Sovteks has always been my favourite Muffs and the Patriot captures that thick fuzz-like character, with lots of harmonics and sustain.
What's new this time is the addition of a mid range boost and low end or bass cut. Big Muffs are notoruous for lacking mid range, which is what you will need to cut through a band mix. Especially if your amp lack of bit mids too.