Author Topic: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi  (Read 980 times)

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EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« on: June 04, 2022, 12:33:02 PM »
Nothing too special here, everyone knows what a big muff is all about. I'm not a big Gilmour fan so I'm not doing that boring stuff. Imagine 1991, the pinnacle of my youth musically. For me a big muff is all about one thing...total destruction. I ended up trying a bunch of transistors before I settled on BC547s. During all my research on transistors it seems like most vintage examples had lower gain trannies and the vast majority of people prefer lower gains over higher for better articulation and less booming low end mudd. I agree. Built with basic run of the mill Rams head values. Graphics are about as traditional as you can get with a violet Hawkeye head. Really happy with this one as all the other Rams heads I've made I didn't bond with. Sound clip shows what I think it does best.



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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2022, 03:36:56 PM »
Nice demo, that really nails the sound.

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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2022, 04:43:11 PM »
None more violet.  I have NEVER been able to get a good sound out of a Muff.  And that's even on peoples rigs where it sounded great till I try it.  I'll keep working at it.  I used to have the same effect on Fuzz Faces.
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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2022, 06:47:53 PM »
Spotless and straight in ya face. Cool build.
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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2022, 08:20:07 PM »
Sounds absolutely killer and Looks awesome as always!
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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2022, 01:06:15 AM »
You can't go wrong with the classics, that thing looks and sounds great! Nice work!
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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2022, 06:56:22 AM »
Looks and sounds killa!

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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2022, 07:18:28 AM »
Thanks guys, the green Russian is still my favorite but this particular one is a close second. No more big muffs for me though. I have a green Russian, this and the opamp and that's enough for me. Now back to modulation haha
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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2022, 07:28:30 AM »
I'm glad you posted this because I've been wondering about transistors for a Muff build I'm in the midst of, and had wondered about BC547s. What are the gain ranges like on those?

Looks great as always!

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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2022, 10:28:06 AM »
I'm glad you posted this because I've been wondering about transistors for a Muff build I'm in the midst of, and had wondered about BC547s. What are the gain ranges like on those?

Looks great as always!
Thanks. These are 547b that I got from tayda. All in the low to mid 200s. The the spread on these were between 230 and 260. On Kit Rae's big muff page he interviewed the guy doing all the reissues and they are using 547s in the green Russian and Rams Head reissues.
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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2022, 11:41:43 AM »
This thing sounds as good as it looks.

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Re: EHX Violet Rams Head Big Muff Pi
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2022, 01:29:41 PM »
Outshined! Sounds friggn sweet bro  8)