Stomp Under Foot Astoria Fuzz Pedal ( David Gilmour Tribute )
Amazing Big Muff Inspired Fuzz Pedal. In brand new condition.
Created as a tribute to one of our favorite Masters of the Big Muff, David Gilmour and named after his houseboat recording studio on the Thames river outside London.
With over a decades worth of experience building, repairing and cataloging all of the various muff circuits it would be fair to say Stomp Under Foots Matt Pasquerella has developed a reputation as a true specialist in the field of the Big Muff. Being a specialist in a field means folks reach out for all types of things and many just to talk tone.
It was during one such conversation that a customer told him a rather interesting tale; The customer was in possession of a Ram Head version which he claimed to be have been previously owned by none other than David Gilmour. His story being that he had purchased it directly from the legendary Pete Cornish when Pete was liquidating some of David excess gear. Matt was intrigued and of course as a librarian of all things Muff wanted to trace it.
So where does that leave us?
While it is possible that this was one of Gilmour personal Ram Heads we cannot say with any certainty. What we can be sure about is that in the piles of circuits Matt has traced there is something different going on here as far as the parts in the circuit and the sum of those parts creates a special magic that truly does nail that Gilmour sound, be it coincidental or not.
"A lot of people seem to think that Gilmour's tone is smooth but if you really listen to it you will notice some grittiness in the fuzz. You can really hear this when he plays lower notes but you can also hear it in his leads. It's the way the leads seem to cut a bit better and have this very sustaining, smooth tone with a bit of harshness underneath.
This pedal gives you that exact tone." - Matt Pasquerella