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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 →

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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