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Catalinbread - SFT  [traced]

Postby rcubed » 19 Sep 2009, 17:28

The latest dirt pedal from Catalinbread. Anyone tried one out yet?

http://news.harmony-central.com/Product ... e-Released

I'm liking how it sounds with bass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_VjBTsx4gg

Guitar demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU6CANrz2_I
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby lohstah » 19 Sep 2009, 19:14

yeah, that one caught my attention too...
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby Brink » 23 Sep 2009, 06:16

Looks cool. Anyone ordered one yet?
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby RnFR » 23 Sep 2009, 08:36

that things sounds killer on guitar and bass. you can get a glimpse of the circuit on the breadboard in the proto video. looks like it has about 6 or 7 transistors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYX89ttn ... re=related

i really like how catalinbread is putting out all of these different videos of their pedals- it really shows what they can do. and it's much better than just one video from the pro guitar shop mafia!
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby ~arph » 23 Sep 2009, 13:31

Sounds like there is a bit of crossover distortion in there.. the description, distorted yet clean sound seems to confirm this too..

I really like the sound of this pedal. :applause:
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby rcubed » 28 Sep 2009, 05:32

Well I couldn't hold out any longer and I ordered one.
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby Brink » 28 Sep 2009, 17:26

rcubed wrote:Well I couldn't hold out any longer and I ordered one.

Cool. I can't wait to see.
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby lohstah » 28 Sep 2009, 19:25

:horsey:
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby my7of9 » 30 Sep 2009, 06:08

Looking forward to checking it out.
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby Old Gregg » 09 Oct 2009, 07:34

rcubed, have you received this yet? Thoughts, pics?
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby rcubed » 09 Oct 2009, 08:08

Old Gregg wrote:rcubed, have you received this yet? Thoughts, pics?


It's here. I'm still trying to get a feel for it. I'm more of a fuzz guy and I don't have a lot of experience with ODs. It's using a Baxandall tone stack, I know that much. I took the lid off and everything is mounted to the PCB so it will be a good bit of work to take a look at the components.
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby Brink » 09 Oct 2009, 15:52

Yeah, the build probably has PCB mounted jacks and pots. Those who traced the DLS look to have unsoldered the jacks and pots (http://freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4668&hilit=brake+cleaner&start=60) to get pictures, which is probably the best way to get the pcb out.
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby Brink » 13 Oct 2009, 19:09

[smilie=bump.gif] Are you ready to/comfortable with opening the insides up a bit more?
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby rcubed » 13 Oct 2009, 20:51

Brink wrote:[smilie=bump.gif] Are you ready to/comfortable with opening the insides up a bit more?


Sorry, I had a busy weekend. Yes, I'm comfortable getting the guts out. I just need to block off some time to do so and document it properly.
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby Old Gregg » 14 Oct 2009, 00:20

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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby coldcraft » 14 Oct 2009, 23:13

very interested in this.

I'm not surprised if its a baxandall eq. I was told over at the catalinbread forum that the now-discontinued silverkiss used a 3-band version of the bax'.
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby azrael » 15 Oct 2009, 16:06

Very cool sounding pedal. Really adds a lot of the girth I look for in bass tones.
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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby HEAD » 15 Oct 2009, 16:11

Yeah, come on, desolder it and turn it around.:) Please, do it!:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoqDYcCD ... re=related

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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby rcubed » 17 Oct 2009, 04:21

A sneak preview:

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Re: Catalinbread - SFT

Postby Brink » 17 Oct 2009, 05:47

Excellent...
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