Electro-Harmonix Ram's Head Big Muff Pi review

Heads-up! Arguably the most anticipated of the Big Muff reissues has landed

Electro-Harmonix Ram's Head Big Muff Pi
(Image: © Electro-Harmonix)

Guitar World Verdict

It’s excellent news that this particular flavor of Big Muff is freely available once more - and it sounds every bit as good as it did back in 1973.


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    Nails the classic Ram’s Head tone.

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    Compact size.

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    Very reasonably priced.


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    None really - but why no violet-colored graphics?

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So, which is the most desired Big Muff of them all? There have been many variations over the years, but a lot of Muff aficionados have a soft spot for the V2 Muff produced for a few years from 1973 and known as the ‘Ram’s Head’ because of that bizarre little face on the front. 

The popularity may also have something to do with the fact that it’s the model most associated with David Gilmour. 

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.