December 2019

Catalinbread

Catalinbread Effects Releases Limited-Edition Dirty Little Secret Red Mod

July 2, 2019
A plexi-style stomp that's limited to only 100 pieces.
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Catalinbread Coriolis Effect Review

June 4, 2019
Pitch shift + filter = ?
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First Look: Catalinbread Coriolis

March 25, 2019
We find out how three knobs and a toggle help this stomp mimic a wah, filter, harmonizer, pitch shifter, and sustainer.
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Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn: Into the Mystic

February 21, 2019
Two exploratory rockers discuss their Philadelphia roots and the magic of collaboration, alternate tunings, old and loved guitars, and the search for transportive vocal and 6-string sounds.
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Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.
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Catalinbread Effects Announces the Coriolis Effect

February 4, 2019
A sustainer, wah, filter, pitch shifter, and harmonizer rolled into one stomp.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 4

January 27, 2019
We wrapped the final day by looking at the latest from Benson Amps, Ruokangas, Fortin, Prestige, Rainger FX, and more.
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The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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Catalinbread Introduces the NiCompressor

October 19, 2018
The new pedal was inspired by the legendary Loco Box "The Choker" Compressor.
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Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Review

December 25, 2017
The Oregon-based company hones their excellent Echoplex EP-3-inspired sounds and delivers a horde of warbling, whooshing analog-style echo textures on top.
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First Look: Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe

September 11, 2017
The Last Call columnist shows how this new delay can go from tight rockabilly slapback to trippy-hippy pysch-out sounds.
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Rig Rundown: Mr. Big's Paul Gilbert & Billy Sheehan [2017]

June 21, 2017
We catch up with the virtuoso pair to talk about gear, three-string guitars, and how they dial in their legendary tones.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Rig Rundown: Deerhoof

August 24, 2016
Despite their penchant for crazy sounds, avant-indie heroes John Dieterich and Ed Rodríguez aren't boutique snobs. Here they walk us through the tools they use to create their cerebral catharsis.
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Ouija Lord: Neal Casal of Circles Around the Sun

February 18, 2016
The psych-roots guru conjures the spirit of the Grateful Dead with his new album, talks about playing with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, and explains the magic in Jerry Garcia’s legendary Wolf guitar.
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Catalinbread Katzenkönig Review

December 24, 2015
Tone Bender + Rat = One Bad Kitty.
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The Year in Gear 2015

November 24, 2015
Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
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Catalinbread Unveils the Adineko Oil Can Delay

November 20, 2015
A modern stomp that honors the original vibe and feature set of the original oil can echo units from the 1960s.
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Catalinbread Fuzzrite Review

October 8, 2015
Catalinbread adds muscle to an underrated but classic fuzz circuit.
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Catalinbread Announces the Katzenkönig

September 29, 2015
The best elements of a Tone Bender MkII fuzz and a Rat distortion.
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