Catalinbread Formula 51 Foundation Overdrive Pedal

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$ 179.99


Product Description, Features, & Specs:

Catalinbread Formula 51 Foundation Overdrive Pedal

NEW DESIGN / NEW CIRCUIT: TWEED CHAMP 5F1 with SAG

Homage to the Tweed Champ w/ Variac.

All the way back in the ‘40s, Fender introduced the Champ amplifier, then known as the Champion 800. After a lengthy series of part swaps and circuit revisions, Fender arrived at the 5F1, otherwise known as the “Tweed Champ,” named so because of its unmistakable wrapping. It featured just one knob—volume—that went to 12 (in your face, Nigel), and if you’ve ever played one, that’s about all it needs. Just that one knob can coax a myriad of tones from the humble circuit, from gently gritty cleans to honking, mid-heavy blown out distortion. Unlike most amp-in-a-box devices, the Formula 51 features a preamp, a discrete power amp simulator and an output transformer to deliver the full touch-sensitive Tweed experience, with a grip of extremely interactive controls. The Sag control loads down the transformer to your taste, giving you some real-deal blown-out leads with the twist of a knob. The Tone control is straight out of the vintage amplifier playbook, incorporating the mid scoop control of the Framus Cobra amp. This time-tested mod essentially turns the mid-leaning Tweed profile into the mid-scooped “blackface” sound of later Champs. Run it at 18V for more headroom or stack it with other pedals to really dig into that transformer!


POWER

The Formula 51 requires a center-negative DC power supply between 9 and 18 volts that supplies at least 2mA of current. Any more current than that is fine. Don’t give it the wrong polarity, don’t give it anything outside the recommended voltage range and for Pete’s sake don’t give it AC. Not only will you BBQ the pedal’s innards, but you will also void your warranty. We just can’t recommend it.

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SKU: 5F1
Vendor: Catalinbread
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