Catalinbread Unveils the Tribute Overdrive

An all-gain parametric overdrive that offers flexible tone control and a high-headroom drive engine.

The Tribute is an all-analog circuit that combines expressive high-headroom drive engine with powerful and flexible tone control. The back end of the Tribute pays homage to one of Catalinbread's oldest designs, the VariOboost. This circuit offers a supercharged one-band parametric EQ in lieu of a tone control for studio-esque tone sculpting power.

Playing rhythm? Dial in a low-mids grunt and boost that band for some fat chords. Playing leads? Flip that thing and inject some sparkle into your sound. Want to fake a cocked wah pedal to nail your cover of “Money for Nothing”? Want to simulate some Peter Green-esque out-of-phase pickups? Want your single-coils to sound like humbuckers? What about the other way around? Sure, why not?

The Tribute is out now and available for $179.99 at participating retailers and

Billy Howerdel on Going Through 137 Les Pauls to Find “The One” | The Big 5

Plus, the A Perfect Circle guitarist on how tech-ing for Nine Inch Nails was like “going to work in a flamethrower factory.”

Read More Show less

Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

Read More Show less

Jazz virtuoso Lionel Loueke joins us in contemplating who we’d put at the helm while making the album of a lifetime. Plus, musical obsessions!

Read More Show less