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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 →

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 →

The Borfski Blog : Zappa’s Influences

You've heard of Zappa, but have you heard of his influences? If you have heard Frank Zappa (1940-1993) and his music, it is likely that on your first listen you thought it was weird. That's because it is. Zappa's music... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Los Cicadas del Mar

Los Cicadas del Mar ("The Cicadas from the Sea") are far from straightforward, presenting a unique combination of rock, funk, and blues. Based out of Dale City, Virginia, they frequently play in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, the New River Valley... Continue Reading →

Jake and The Burtones

Take a look at Shawn Hatfield's article and interview with Jake and The Burtones, published by Loudoun Arts. Read some of the great stories and listen to their latest single from their upcoming album, Half-Dead. Jake and The Burtones are a... Continue Reading →

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