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Black Cat OD-Boost Review

April 7, 2014
This boost/overdrive combo generates myriad tones, from near clean to distorted.
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Black Cat Pedals Unveils Mona Wah

January 3, 2014
The Black Cat Mona features a special custom tuned Black Cat inductor, as well as the newly engineered Black Cat wah pot.
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Black Cat Releases New OD-Boost

April 22, 2013
A dual channel overdrive/boost pedal that combines the Black Cat OD-1 with a clean boost circuit.
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Black Cat Introduces the New Wee Buzz

January 21, 2012
Anaheim, CA (Jan 21, 2012) — The New Black Cat Wee Buzz is a slimmed down, more affordable version of the Bee Buzz. Both pedals are, of course, based on
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Black Cat Bee Buzz Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The recently resurrected Black Cat Bee Buzz is a brilliant beam of stinging light in the world of brawny, super high-gain fuzzes.
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2011 Pedal Roundup: 37 Stompboxes Reviewed

October 18, 2011
“Stompbox.” The word just sounds fun. But, of course, it’s what you do with pedals that matters. And we sure as heck wouldn’t be cramming 37 reviews of the latest, greatest pedals into a single issue of Premier Guitar if stompboxes weren’t, well, a foot-stomping good time.
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Black Cat Mini Trem Pedal Review

July 6, 2011
Building on the platform of the company''s original Mini Trem, the rebooted Black Cat adds new tone-tailoring features like Tone and Boost controls for vintage-style tremolo with some extra kick.
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Video Review - Black Cat Pedals Mini Trem

June 30, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of Black Cat Pedal's Mini Trem tremolo stompbox. You can read the text Web Exclusive review here -
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Black Cat Pedals Bass Octave Fuzz Pedal Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Bass: 1987 Kramer Striker into a a Gallien-Kreuger 700 RB-II bass head to a 1970 Orange 8x10 cabinet. Download Example 2 Guitar: Cycle through 4 settings.
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NY Amp Show '10 - Black Cat Custom Fuzz Pedals

July 5, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Black Cat Pedals room. In this segment, we get to check out three of their latest fuzz pedals--the Custom MKI Americano, the Professional MKII, and the Bass Octave.

The MKI Americano built on a similar platfrom to the famous British fuzz circuits of yore, but with all-American components.

The Black Cat Custom Professional MKII is their take on the iconic 1960s Sola Sound Tone Bender Professional MKII, made famous by Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton among others. The Black Cat MKII is wired point-to-point on double turrets, just like the MKI Americano. However, they opted for a more traditional approach, rather than repeating the Americano theme. Their component selection for the MKII reflects an old-school British flair, using a Newmarket NKT274 and two Philips OC75 transistors, and Mullard tropical fish capacitors.

The Black Cat Bass Octave Fuzz is a modern recreation of the rare and valuable Maestro Bass Brassmaster, which was used in the seventies by bass players such as John Entwhistle (The Who), Chris Squire (Yes), and Kyle Brock (Eric Johnson/Electromagnets). The Bass Octave Fuzz allows the player to blend the clean signal into the mix along with the fuzz. The result is a monstrous roar of fuzz with a thunderous low-end rumble.
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