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Catalinbread Skewer Treble Boost Pedal

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Inspired by multiple periods of Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore, the SKEWER captures a classic tone for a modern era.

One of Blackmore's most recognizable pieces of gear is his old Hornby Skewes Treble Booster, a version of the classic effect used by too many artists to list. While almost all of them used a Rangemaster, the Hornby-Skewes version came stock with a silicon transistor for a more biting sound that cut through even the densest of mixes. The SKEWER stays true to that circuit, giving the old JHS unit the same treatment as the Naga Viper. This lets you dial in the desired frequency range from rich and full to treble-heavy, as well as control the amount of boost. You can also vary the amount of transistor gain for some extra juice. Of course, because it's Blackmore we're talking about here, he had his original Treble Booster modded to play nicer with the rest of his gear. Catalinbread has given you that mod as well, which is fully adjustable via the trimpot inside. Further enhancements include a noise reduction filter and anti-pop switch circuitry. This one bites just a little harder than the Naga Viper, and sounds fantastic with the DREAMCOAT.

SKEW: Adjusts the frequency response of the boost, which also slightly affects the gain. When dialed fully counter-clockwise, you get full range and max gain. When dialed fully clockwise, you get the stock setting of the original H-S Treble Booster.
BOOST: Adjusts the amount of boost. Stock H-S setting is about 2/3 up.
EXTRA: Adjusts level of gain extracted from the transistor. Crank this setting to get rowdy.

The Skewer requires a 9V power supply center-negative and draws 44mA.

Current draw: 1mA
Input impedance: 100kΩ
Output impedance: 8kΩ
Dimensions: 4.33" x 2.36" x 1.93"
Weight: 0.46 lbs
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