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Catalinbread StarCrash '70s Collection Katzenkönig Fuzz / Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal

$179.99
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Catalinbread StarCrash '70s Collection Katzenkönig Fuzz / Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal

$179.99
FREE 2-Day Shipping

Manufacturer's Description

Introducing the StarCrash '70s Collection, where we invite you to bring your vintage tonal dreams into the present from the time when the majority of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic and sought-after tones were forged, the 1970s. Several of our most iconic ‘70s inspired boxes have been given a paint job that wouldn’t look out of place on the side of a bitchin’ panel van. Whichever type of rock you associate with the ‘70s, the StarCrash '70s Collection has you covered no matter what.

We combined the best elements of a Tone Bender MkII fuzz with a Rat distortion to create something that sings like a fuzz but is tight like a distortion.Katzenkönig loves humbuckers and single coils, your cranked amp, and your super-clean amp. The front half of the circuit is based on the Tone Bender MKII, widely considered the most desirable of the Tone Benders. In the original, a germanium transistor makes the signal loud; a second transistor makes it very loud, and a third one makes it ridiculously loud. The filter control works wonders, enabling shades you'd never obtain from a Tone Bender MKII.

Katzenkönig runs anywhere from 9 to 18 volts DC, using a standard center-negative power supply or a 9-volt battery. Running on a battery provides a softer response with a slightly different picking feel, while using a DC power supply above 9 volts delivers a louder sound with a slightly different feel. The best bet is to try all the powering options to hone in on your ultimate Katzenkönig tone!