Wren and Cuff Garbage Face J Mascis signature pedal.
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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
The Chase Bliss Audio Midibox allows you to connect Chase Bliss Audio (or Empress) pedals to a standard MIDI cable. More specifically, it converts the standard 5 pin MIDI cable to a simple TRS patch cable.
There are internal jumpers so that you can make any port you want compatible with Chase Bliss, Empress, or Meris products. The jumpers on this product are simply making them “ring active” (instead of “tip active”) on the TRS jack so that they interface to the Chase Bliss Audio tap / midi jack with just a common TRS patch cable.