In April of 1943, Albert Hoffman took an unprecendented trip. He discovered the first ever synthesized LSD, dosed himself with it, and with that, rode his bicycle home in what was surely the most memorable work commute of all time. It was henceforth known as „Bicycle Day.“
Now, Catalinbread has distilled this trip into its Bicycle Delay. Through its unique Mood control, the Bicycle Delay ranges from high-school notebook paper squares to full-on Hoffman-esque downhill racing.
Lucidity, Expanse and Reflect make up standard delay controls of mix, delay time (though this one is wired in reverse) and feedback/repeats. However, using these controls in conjunction with the Mood and Radiance knobs really gets the trip going.
Price: CHF 199.00
The Zero Point Flanger is the most direct analogy to studio tape flanging that anybody has come up with. It is a REAL TIME effect not a typical modulation effect. That is to say, unlike all other pedal flangers, there is no LFO that presents a predictable up and down swooshing sound, the trite flanger effect that died in the 80s. Thus there is no need for extraneous knobs or switches. It is a straight-foward pedal that has only one powerful control that behaves like pressing and holding your thumb on tape flange.
Price: CHF 239.00
The Sabbra Cadabra is a custom-tuned Rangemaster-based booster combined with the pre-amp section of a Laney Supergroup. The two circuits are carefully voiced together to achieve the riffs of doom tone that Tony Iommi is so well known for. Four controls (RANGE, GAIN, PRESENCE, and VOL 4) allow you to fine-tune the response to your guitar and rig. If you’re familiar with Sabbath’s live album, ‘Past Lives’, then you’ll understand where we were going with this pedal – huge, raw, responsive!
Price: CHF 0.00
You may not know the name Valco, but you most assuredly know the names National, Supro, Airline and Oahu. These tube amps of the past sounded great and were all built by the Valco company of Chicago, Illinois. And they and contained the same tremolo circuit, now colloquially known as the Valco tremolo.
Leave it to Catalinbread, local masters of amp-in-a-box circuits, to extract the mojo from these old amplifiers and distill it into a stompbox of unimaginable quality.
The newly-designed Valcoder is more than just one sound; it’s the very essence of a Valco-built amp: There’s a chimey, gritty preamp section, and of course, that magnificent tremolo. The Valcoder does both equally well. There’s an Input knob, which can be used to juice the onboard JFET preamp for the sound of an ultra-clean amp on the verge of creamy saturated overdrive—perfect.
Price: CHF 199.00
Beautiful pedals to see and to hear, handmade in Portland Oregon. Our supply of these is ever changing. For the moment, these 7 units are in stock: Topanga Reverb, Perseus Fuzz, Octapussy Fuzz, Teaser Stallion Fuzz, SFT Overdrive, Echo Rec Tape Delay and Formula 5F6 Overdrive- All other models are available to order. Please have a look at Catalinbreads website.
Price: CHF 239.00
When Catalinbread originally set out on their quest to make the best Bass overdrive ever, they never imagined that it could also sound so amazing with guitar – but then they got to thinking about some of the classic late ‘60s/early ‘70s „Ya-Yas“ era tones and thought they should take a stab at them. And heck while Catalinbread was at it, it would be really cool if it worked for the more modern drop tuned heavy stuff too. Made sense since those tones were due in large part to guitars being played through amps designed for bass, right?
Price: CHF 229.00