new item(s) were added into this section (10 days ago max.).
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23.4. We are very happy to announce that we've got four pedals in "Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets". Garry Kemp is occasionaly rocking his Moon Vibe MkII, and Lee Harris uses Pig Hoofs and Bananaboost. I could see the band in Lipzig, the sound was simply there (it made me feel very, very proud).
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13.7. We ship to Canada.
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23.9. Lee Harris of The Blockheads is a happy Pig Hoof MKII owner.
There is a waiting list for our pedals at the moment. New orders can't be completed before January 2021. In stock (no waiting): nothing at the moment.
Brand new smart look for the old boy
We have changed the look of our Pig Hoof MkII. Instead of the common aluminum enclosure, we will now provide you with a custom made, sturdy enclosure. The graphics are silk-printed by hand on an aluminum plate and lacquered. For the same money, you get a way smarter look, a steel, old-fashioned battery door on the bottom side, and removable rubber feet - so if you want to stick Velcro on the bottom, simply unscrew the feet.
Pig Hoof MkII is a sound variant to our well established Pig Hoof, which is a 70's Big Muff Ram's Head clone.
Bjorn Riis, the owner of the famous Gilmourian server gilmourish.com, who is a happy Pig Hoof user, suggested development of a variant that would offer a limited lower end and gain. Kind of a domesticated Pig Hoof.
If you need a bass loaded wall-of-sound type Muff clone, the original (red-labeled) Pig Hoof is what you are looking for.
Bjorn's explanation on MkII:
"What we did was essentially cutting the low end to eliminate most of the low frequency rumble. We’ve also rolled off the gain considerably, which resulted in much less fizzy overtones. The pedal is very easy to setup and blends perfectly with boosters and overdrives. This was very important for me because you can’t really add mid range to a ram’s head circuit without changing its tone. However, pairing a Muff up with a booster evens out the frequencies and ultimately make the tubes and speakers produce more mid range and compression.
The “yellow label” also feature a trim pot (located on the circuit board), which allows you to adjust the resistance or amount of gain. This means that you can increase the gain for low output pickups and bedroom setups or roll down the gain for high output pickups and more aggressive boosters and amps. I’m mostly using a clean Powerboost with the Hoof, so I’ve set the trim at about 1 o’clock for a bit more bite and saturation. If you’re using a Tube Driver, you might want to set it at about 11 o’clock.
The difference between having a trim pot for the gain and just adjusting the main gain control, is obviously that you can fine tune the gain structure but it also gives the gain control a much wider sweep. Rolling the trim all the way down, boosting the volume and leaving the gain at 3 o’clock produces a warm and dynamic overdrive that I‘ve never experienced from any other Muff. Set the trim all the way up and you’ve got a Muff that creeps into the wild fuzz territory with a super saturated distortion with lots of harmonics."
Original units used by: David Gilmour, Santana, Black Keys and tons of the other heroes
Controls: Volume, Tone, Sustain
Contemporary trend: internal pre-gain trim pot, LED, DC socket, True Bypass ON/OFF foot switch
9V battery is included inside, and accessible via fancy, old-fashioned battery door
4 removable rubber feet
true bypass switching that won't pop
foot switch by Cliff
low capacity jack sockets by Cliff
extremely durable battery clips by Cliff
top quality Panasonic Low Voltage capacitors where needed
thick wires for the maximum sound fidelity and overall durability
firm and durable internal design
9V battery or power adapter (50-100mA at minimum)
DC socket for a standard 5.5/2.1 mm barrel jack, positive on the barrel, negative inside
The battery life will be extended by unplugging the input jack when the pedal is not in use. Plugging in a DC jack also disconnects the battery and saves its life.