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Ram’s Head Muff!

September 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Just completed (FINALLY) a Ram’s Head Muff.  No, I didn’t get the first board working (yet!), but I did learn a lot about some mistakes I have been making which will hopefully serve me well.  A few comments:

(1)  This pedal is just awesome on bass.

(2)  Here is a link to the project and PCB – Muff’n!

(3) A huge shout out to Barry, petevig, Jeffro, and the rest at the Guitar PCB forums for all of their help.

(4) The flexibility of this pedal is really amazing.  I added the Mid Scoop Control, MuffBender, and Pi Tone Control Bypass mods.  These, combined with the diode selection switch that is already part of the circuit just gives you an amazing variety of tones.

(5)  I hope the Russian translations are correct…LOL.

(6)  I will never again use Rustoleum Clear coat.  What a disaster.  As you can tell from the pictures, the clear coat is too thick, and never evened out.  Its been drying for a week and a half, and still needs to cure.  Ugh…  I have used Testor’s clear lacquer with GREAT success.  Its more expensive, AND TOTALLY WORTH IT.

(6)  Come hell or high water, I will debug the first Muff’n build and get it working as well.

On to the pics!

Ram's Head 1

Knobs – FUZZ, TONE, MIDS, VOLUME

Toggles – BENDER, CLIP

Footswitches – BYPASS, POWER

And in the center – “RAM’S HEAD MUFF” (I hope!)

Ram's Head 2

Another view…

Ram's Head 3

Gut shot.  It ain’t the neatest build, but I am still learning…

ON TO THE NEXT ONE…

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Dead Muff’n…LOL

September 1, 2014 Leave a comment

More debugging.  Can’t seem to get this Ram’s Head Muff working.  Will keep trying…

Some Pics…

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