Catalinbread Formula 55

Effects Pedal

  • Overdrive
  • Vintage tweed-like low gain overdrive
  • Controls: Tone, Presence, Volume & Master
  • Switch: HI / LO
  • True bypass
  • Power consumption: 5 mA
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or 9-18 V DC power supply (coaxial connection - negative pole inside, not included in delivery, suitable power supply available under Art.409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 60 x 111 x 48 mm
  • Made in USA
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  • Country On/Off
  • Hazey On/Off
  • Rockabilly On/Off
  • Rock On/Off
  • Stoner On/Off

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Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No

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Works Great for Blues
GarpaMike, 13.02.2018
I bought this pedal for classic rock but am using it more for blues now in combination with a Boss FRV-1. Gives off a nice sound. Took me awhile to dial in though. I previously used a friends No. 5 which I liked better, but only because it was easier to dial in the sound I like. My intent was to set it and forget it for one sound. For most people this pedal will probably be a better choice due to it's extended versatility.

I really like Catalinbread, They make great pedals. Now that Howard Gee has left Catalinbread, I'm going to have to pick up a few more while the quality is still there. There is no telling what will happen to the company with Howard gone.
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flofke1, 28.01.2020
rauscht leider ziemlich.

Insgesamt ein sehr gutes Konzept, die Vorstufe eines begehrten Vintage Amps in ein kompaktes Pedal zu integrieren. Das klangliche Ergebnis ist auch wirklich überzeugend: Natürliche, sehr anschlagsdynamische Verzerrung. Fetter, warmer Grundsound. Alles super. Leider rauscht die Kiste nicht unerheblich, weshalb ich sie leider retounieren muss.
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naranja, 25.09.2018
Ich habe lange einen Fender Tweed Sound gesucht, um einen Sound von Neil Young hin zu bekommen. Ich finde, das Catalinbread Formula 55 macht das ausgezeichnet.  Ich kenne keinen echten 5E3 Amp, aber ich kann z.B. Youngs Cinnamon Girl im heißen roten Kanal richtig gut reproduzieren. Das reicht mir eigentlich schon, aber es kann im grünen Modus auch weniger "fuzzig" klingen.  Dieser Kanal fasziniert mich, es ist ein dermaßen fetter Overdrive Sound, der mir totale Freude bereitet. Bei vollem Gain denkt man, der Amp oder Speaker geht voll in die Knie.
Ich finde beide Kanäle sehr gelungen.

Die Verarbeitung ist tadellos, die Regler laufen perfekt und es wirkt sehr stabil. 

Für Freunde eines übersteuerten kleinen Tweed Amps sehr zu empfehlen. 
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Sabana, 19.05.2020
Cumple mis espectativas y en general se nota su calidad.
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