Description

There is a lot of confusion about just what the Catalyst is... is it a clean Booster, an overdrive, a distortion, or a Fuzz? The answer is "all of the above."

What does it do best? Clean Boost, non compressed crunch tones (a la Jimmy Page, 70's Jeff beck) and non-compressed distortion/fuzz sounds... accent on NON-compressed. Other unusual traits of the Catalyst are its tight low end and ability to give both flat EQ and accentuated Mid distortions simply by manipulating its 2-band EQ.

Until the Catalyst, only Fuzzface-type pedals truly cleaned up when you turn down the guitar's volume knob. But Fuzzfaces tend to get unuseably bright for most players as you turn the guitar's volume down. Not the Catalyst. That's something that Jeff beck has recenlty noticed & embraced about the Catalyst.

Catalyst can be a Fuzz/Distortion (with toggle switch set to "Flame" position). Catalyst can be a phenomenal clean-boost, and overdrive as well (with toggle switch set to "Spark" setting)

It has something I came up with called Max-end-all 2-band EQ: an excellent hi-cut with a great bass control having the proprietary ability to bring in incredible sounding midrange when the pot reaches around 3 o'clock on its rotation.

Catalyst can be so raw yet can be so refined, and so musically useable that it can be confusing to those used to the standard fare "one trick ponies."

Don't be confused, chart your own path... and when you see this pedal on Pop, Blues, even Country rigs and Top 40 pedalboards... try one for yourself and see what all the fuzz is about.

Year Condition Color Case
Call Brand New Orange None

$119.20

J & E Guitars
Jesse Gago / Eric Zaveta
702-522-8484
Las Vegas, NV
3:38 AM
Monday-Friday 11:00am-7:00pm PST. Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm PST Closed Sunday

Payment Methods: We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Money Order, Cashier's Check, and PayPal. PayPal is accepted from confirmed U.S. shipping addresses only. Checks must clear prior to release of your order. International orders are by Bank Wire Transfer only. Layaway Policies A 20% Non-Refundable deposit will hold any instrument for 45 days! No returns accepted on layaways. Special Orders A 50% Non-Refundable deposit is required for all special orders. There are no returns accepted on special orders. No exceptions.

Shipping Policies We usually ship using FedEx. With the high quality of instruments that we offer it is recommended that you use this safe and reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests. All shipments are fully insured. Customer pays all shipping, insurance and any bank charges, including shipping and insurance charges on any returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer. We will do all we can to assist you with filing a claim with a shipper.

Returns Return arrangements must be made within 24 hours of receipt. Returns will not be accepted if we are not contacted within 24 hours of receiving item. All refunds will be less shipping costs both ways and applicable credit card fees. You may use your refund for full store credit on another "In Stock" item. No returns accepted on tubes, amplifiers, power attenuators, and speakers. No exceptions. The returning item must have an RA number given to you by a J & E Guitars™ representative. Any item being returned without an RA number or verbal approval over the phone will be refused. The returning item must be shipped back in the same manner which it was received. If there is any damage to the item due to insufficient packing the return will be refused and no refund will be issued. All returns must be insured for the full amount of the purchase price. We will not accept a return if the item has been modified in any way. Returns are not accepted on any layaway items. Layaways are final sales and will be treated as such. Exchange for credit on another "In Stock" item is acceptable. No returns on any special orders. No exceptions. "In Stock" item is any item physically in the store and ready to ship.