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The Borfski Press

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Shawn Hatfield

Shawn Hatfield is a writer, musician, producer, and publisher from Northern Virginia. He has released a full album, several singles, a book of poetry, and much more.

Vintage Ram’s Head and Dinosaur Jr

J Mascis, Billy Corgan, Frank Zappa, and many others have a huge impact on why I’m so drawn to Big Muffs. The Mascis sound is undeniably the ’76 Ram’s Head Big Muff. Such a huge, open, and lush tone coming... Continue Reading →

Head On With the Ram’s Head

For today's 'Muff N' Music' we have a '75 v1 Violet Ram's Head Big Muff by STOMP UNDER FOOT paired with some classic '70s PINK FLOYD albums. The Violet Muff is assumed to be the unit to recreate the “Comfortably... Continue Reading →

The Borfski Blog: Amy Donnelly

Amy Donnelly is based in Oahu Hawaii and works primarily in mixed media formats. She lived in New York City for ten years and recent events inspired her to express herself in ink. Ms. Donnelly also has a background as... Continue Reading →

The Borfski Blog: Annabelle Cardin

Grapefruit By: Annabelle Cardin Annabelle Cardin has been writing music for ten years and started publishing a year ago. She takes heavy influence from several of her favorite grunge era rock bands, producing her music individually but laying down several... Continue Reading →

The Borfski Blog: George Stein

Modern American Gothic by: George Stein From the Artist: "I am quite fond of interesting juxtapositions and strong contrasts," says Stein. "This photo is meant to be a modern take on the grant wood piece." Modern American Gothic by: George... Continue Reading →

Yes to The Triangle Muff

Hey everybody, hope that things are going well as we start to wrap up 2020. I'm making a lot of progress on the Big Muff book and started a little side project to pair with it! I'm going through each... Continue Reading →

The Big Muff: Triangle

But First...Let's Stomp Under Foot! Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to Matt Pasquerella from Stomp Under Foot (SUF). If you are unfamiliar with his work, Matt hand-wires pedals with vintage and new-old-stock parts out of Orange County, Florida.... Continue Reading →

The Big Muff: Early Years

In 1967, a young musician named Mike Matthews was working at IBM (International Business Machines) in New York City when he was asked to take over production on a stompbox called "Foxey Lady" with Guild. He had recently finished a... Continue Reading →

The Big Muff: An Introduction

"What the heck is that?" You might say. Well the short answer is that Big Muffs are fuzz guitar pedals designed and released by a company called Electro Harmonix. Mike Matthews started the company in 1968 and they have produced... Continue Reading →

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