Catalinbread - Formula No. 5  [traced]

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Re: Catalinbread 5F6 formula 55

Postby roseblood11 » 20 Jan 2018, 21:05

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Re: Catalinbread Formula No. 55

Postby matt239 » 05 Apr 2018, 16:35

roseblood11 wrote:I built that years ago...
The Formula No.55 is a completely different circuit


What's different? (Formula 55)
Howard says it follows the Fender circuit "exactly."
Is it still mu-amps?
Or now single jfets?
Or mosfets?

Sounds good.
Seems to have improved low gain sounds..
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Re: Catalinbread - Formula No. 5

Postby roseblood11 » 05 Apr 2018, 22:09

So many great Catalinbread pedals never got traced:

Formula 55
Formula 5F6
Karma Suture
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Re: Catalinbread - Formula No. 5

Postby coltonius » 16 Dec 2018, 03:22

Sorry for the necro-bump. I mostly lurk and hardly ever (never) post, but I thought this was worth noting: the Formula 5F6 has been traced! I sent mine over to Robert at PedalPCB, who now sells a PCB. As some might have guessed, the layout is identical to the DLS MKIII- and indeed it uses the same PCB with the same S. Bass & S. Lead designations inside.

Carry on!

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Re: Catalinbread - Formula No. 5

Postby KarenColumbo » 16 Jan 2019, 19:52

great news indeed! Been waiting for this one and tried to build one by ear - The AMZ "Tweed Stack" almost got me in the zone, so at least i guessed right :) Ordered a PCB from GuitarPCB and BB'd it using the schematic provided there while waiting for the postman. Since it uses MPF4393 which are not readily available here in good old Austria I substituted MPF102 and some of my trusty 2N5457, will try with NTE457, though. As usual the GuitarPro demo video has a killer sound, the "original" ain't - but that's real life I guess.
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Re: Catalinbread Formula No. 55

Postby matt239 » 16 Jun 2019, 17:24

matt239 wrote:
roseblood11 wrote:I built that years ago...
The Formula No.55 is a completely different circuit


What's different? (Formula 55)
Howard says it follows the Fender circuit "exactly."
Is it still mu-amps?
Or now single jfets?
Or mosfets?

Sounds good.
Seems to have improved low gain sounds..


Formula 55
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Re: Catalinbread - Formula No. 5

Postby Seiche » 17 Jun 2019, 07:49

What are you trying to achieve? If you find info or gutshots, post it here. If you're interested in tracing it, buy one, trace it, sell it, post it here. This space depends on it's members to contribute.

simply bumping the topic and saying "schematic please" will not achieve anything.

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