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2023

14.8. I provide free tracked international shipping to the USA, EUROPE and few other countries.

2022

12.12. I'd like to proudly announce that my long awaited take on Fuzz Face, called Diamond has been finished, and you can order it.

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Al Anderson of The Wailers (Bob Marley) had heard the Bananaboost somewhere in L.A. and he promptly ordered one for himself :) These beautiful moments are absolutely worth all the sweat.

usa



Howdy! You can pay in USD if you please, and with a pretty friendly conversion rate :) The majority of my customers have been Americans and so this may help you guys.

2018

23.4. I am very happy to announce that i'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 saw the band in Lipzig, the sound was amazing (it made me feel very, very proud).

2016

23.9. Lee Harris of The Blockheads is a happy Pig Hoof MKII owner.

20.1. Gilmourish.com have published a review of my Bananaboost.

2015

5.8. Andrzej Kwiatkowski send me a video, where he presents an excellent combination of Pig Hoof MkII and BK Butler Tube driver.

2.7. I finally released an improved Bananaboost. This one is 18V based, with plenty of headroom and a new look.

1.1. Guns N'Roses drummer, composer and guitarist Matt Sorum owns two of my pedals - Pig Hoof a Moon Vibe MkII.

2013

20.8. Gilmourish.com have published a review of my Moon Vibe MkII.

8.5. The long awaited Moon Vibe MkII has been released today, with very short waiting list.

2.5. 27.05. Gilmourish.com have published a review of my Pig Hoof MkII.

2012

03.11. Widara company has released my design of a simple rock stage theremin under a name Distant Voices.
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Pig Hoof MkII

Electronic Orange: Pig Hoof MkII
Bare enclosure dimensions:

Height: 3.7 cm
Width: 9.2 cm
Lenght: 12 cm
Weight: 450 g

Power: 9 VDC
PRICE: 224 EUR / 244 USD
free shipping to most destinations
The waiting time is currently till May 2024.
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Bjorn Riis from Gilmourish.com plays the pedal.
see more videos at the bottom of the page ...

Description & History


Pig Hoof MkII is a sound variant to my well established Pig Hoof, which is a 70s Big Muff Ram's Head clone.

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

Main features


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 set up 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."

Powering



  • 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.


Due to the airport security restrictions, i cannot include a battery.
Please use any kind of 9V battery, preferably a common zinc–carbon battery (for example Green Cell) for the best results, but any type will do.

The price includes



  • 4 removable rubber feet

  • true bypass switching

  • 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

Famous owners


Lee Harris of Saucerful of Secrets uses Pig Hoofs.

Youtube clips

Bjorn Riis from Gilmourish.com plays the pedal.
Andrzej Kwiatkowski presents the excellent sound his Pig Hoof MkII, run to the Butler BK Tube Driver.
Felix Untersteiner presents his new Pig Hoof MkII, which he runs to Bananaboost to get some really nice, fat tone. The Moon Vibe MkII is also used to spice the tone up with slight phasing.
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