Catalinbread Formula 55 Foundation Overdrive Pedal

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$ 189.99


Product Description, Features, & Specs:

Catalinbread Formula 55 Foundation Overdrive Pedal

Big and powerful, yet refined, the Formula No. 55 melts into your amp, transforming it into a wide ranging tweed monster!


The Formula No. 55 is a Foundation Overdrive that reproduces, in exact detail, the preamp section of the classic Fender™ tweed 5E3 Deluxe using an all-discrete JFET-based signal path. The Volume and Tone controls replicate, part for part, the circuitry of the 5E3, giving you authentic tweed amp response. The output section is designed to give you punch and volume with a low output impedance to drive your amp perfectly. Set the Hi-Lo button to "Lo" for the cleaner response of a vintage tweed. "Hi" is like hot rodding your amp by swapping in higher gain tubes.

POWER

You can power your Formula No.55 with a 9v battery or any good quality filtered and regulated 9-18vDC power supply with a center-negative tipped plug designed for use with effects pedals. If you want more volume, headroom, and percussive attack, try running an18vDC power supply. A 9vDC power supply will have a slightly softer sound that saturates more easily - it's sort of like the difference between a 50 watt and 100 watt amp! Definitely try it at 18 volts though - there's quite a difference! 18 volts is great for playing with the band. You'll get great attack and clarity with power to cut through the mix. You can also try a battery that is drained down to as little as 3-4 volts to get an even softer sound that is great for late night jam sessions when you don't want to wake anyone up! To change the battery, just remove the four screws on the bottom plate. There are no other user controls under the hood. As usual, when running with a battery, unplugging the input jack will turn off the power.

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SKU: 5E3-2023
Vendor: Catalinbread
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