I just got a new Stomp Under Foot
Ram's Head Big Muff clone. It is a clone of a rare Muff variant made in '73 that has FS36999 trannies and green ceramic .047 caps throughout. There's only two of these variants so far that we know of or have seen pictures of on the Web (although there have to be more out there). I happen to own one of them... In addition to the green ceramic disc caps, the distortion section is different from most Ram's Heads, I think Matt said it is more similar to a Triangle Muff. Whatever, it is by far the best sounding Muff I have ever owned, and it is the standard by which I have judged every other Muff and Muff clone that I've owned since I bought mine (used) back in 1979.
It's called the "2247" model because that is what the other known one recently sold for on eBay.
Matt did have to make a few changes because some of the parts are just not available. FS36999s don't grow on trees, and the green ceramic discs he could get were from a different manufacturer and sounded different.
So, how does the SUF clone stack up against the real thing? Well, if a pic is worth a thousand words, maybe a video is worth 100,000?
The two are very close. I mean really really REALLY close. The sound on the video doesn't do either pedal justice, but I think my search for a substitute Muff (so I can leave my vintage unit at home) is over. Seriously, it is that good.