Buffalo FX : RAMS HEAD NOS BC239c Fuzz
All hail the mighty Rams Head muff. A mid 70’s classic responsible for some of the best tones and inspired solos (and songs) in rock history.
This tip o’ the hat from Steve Painter’s Buffalo FX does justice to the legacy in a big way. Firstly, it uses the BC239c transistors as its tone generators. Google that reference as it’s a good story. Then you’ve got the handwired construction, solid tall case, side mounted battery compartment and the most important thing of all: a sound that won’t let you stop playing. The NOSBC239c RAMS HEAD is a thing of beauty indeed.
Recording gear used today:
Guitar : 2013 Fender Custom Shop Total Tone ’56 Relic Stratocaster (PGS exclusive)
Amp : Laney VH100R clean channel to L412 cabinet
Cables : Providence
Mic : Violet Design “The Amethyst Standard” (amp) Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera : Canon 60D (me) and Sony HDR CX150 (pedal)
Soundcard : AVID Mbox Pro 3
Computer : Apple iMac 27″ i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software : Pro Tools 10 LE, Waves CLA Guitars (slight comp and room over input track), Waves L3-16 Limiter (to keep levels in check at output), Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).