Wren and Cuff Garbage Face J Mascis signature pedal.
PRE-ORDER FOR OUR SECOND ROUND IS NOW LIVE. SHIPPING EST. BEGINNING OF JULY.
A bonafide guitar legend by any standard, his band, Dinosaur Jr., toured with and influenced many of the bands that defined the 90’s. Bands like Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, and too many others to count. Ask nearly any punk or grunge band from that era (and most today) if they’ve heard of J Mascis and you’ll get a look like you’re a fool for even having to ask. His association with the Big Muff is well documented as one of the main building blocks of the Dinosaur Jr. sound. So it is understandable that the muff experts at Wren and Cuff would be the ones calling when the idea for a signature pedal came about.
After more than 2 years in the making, that pedal is finally here. A part-by-part recreation of J’s number one muff since 1987, a 70’s EHX Ram’s Head, which is not just any Ram’s Head. J’s pedal is an odd bird with parts values that are “incorrect” and component values that have drifted far from their original values during its 50 year journey. On the other side of the pedal, a replication of his favorite germanium treble booster that J uses to slam the input of said muffer. And nestled in between the two is a wonderfully simple but incredibly useful tool... A second volume knob with a footswitch to let you bounce between two muff outputs!
• Faithful recreation of J Mascis’ favorite muffer
• Vintage germanium transistor treble boost
• Selectable output volumes
• All true-bypass operation
• Artwork by Thom LessnerView full product details
Night Moves/ Wheat
5 Watt combo with spring reverb
Nathan Junior is our long time demo guitarist, a veteran of Portland indie rock, and now a non-profit organizer. Part of the proceeds for every Nathan Junior is going directly to Musical Independence - a non-profit organization in the small town of Independence OR whose mission is to provide much needed music lessons to citizens of all walks of life. Nathan has a building, a plan, and years of both teaching and music business experience.
We wanted to hit a different price point with the Nathan Junior amp…instead of our usual Mercury transformers/Jupiter capacitors combination we found some domestically produced components that sound fantastic and fit the form factor better. For 5 watts in a tiny package, it sounds shockingly big. We think it’s the perfect grab and go recording/ small gig combo.
1 x JJ 6V6 power tube, 1 x 12AX7, 1 x 12DW7
Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm
Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb
Reverb is all wet at the highest setting, allowing for creative use in tandem with other amps
13.5”W 13.5”H 8.25”D 20 lbs
Point to point construction on terminal strips - no circuit, eyelet or turret board
Mallory 150 capacitors
Baltic Birch speaker cabinet
10” Celestion Greenback