This machine uses two ECC83 tubes at high voltage to recreate the classic overdrive tones from iconic amps as Matamp GT120 or Orange OR120!
It has a 6 way switch for selecting 3 bass responses and 2 treble EQ modes (OR or GT). Paired with the classic passive Baxandall bass/treble tone stack and a soft 2 frequency selectable presence bump in the mids, there is plenty control for shaping the overdrive sound.
Another important ingredient in those old classic amps is the catodyne phase inverter and it’s quirks. When not overdriven, it’s very well balanced, but when you push it, good things happen! Well, good if you like “ugly” sounds… So, of course this pedal has a catodyne phase inverter both to drive the negative-feedback based presence control and to produce those sweet grainy overtones…
This pedal has a wide range volume control, you can turn it down for use as a regular overdrive pedal, or you can turn it up and really slam the grids of your favourite tube-amp. It evens sports enough signal and low enough output impedance to drive the poweramp directly if your amp has a poweramp-in or fx-return connection..
Tubes are run on high voltage, like in real amps. And it’s true relay-switched bypass of course.
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Short demo video…
And a new video of Cat’O’Dyne mkI on Trakeas channel: