Catalinbread Sabbra Cadabra

Effect device for electric guitar

  • Distortion
  • A specially designed Rangemaster-based booster combined with the pre-amp section of a Laney supergroup
  • Turns every guitar into a "rig of doom"
  • Controls: Range, Gain, Presence and "Vol 4"
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or via 9 V DC power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm power connection, polarity (-) inside, not included in delivery, e.g. Art. 409939)
  • Power consumption: 5 mA
  • Made in USA
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  • Metal On/Off
  • Rock On/Off
  • Solo On/Off
  • Stoner On/Off

Further Information

Overdrive No
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal No
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A little beast with a big sound
RaduG, 22.12.2020
Great pedal for recreating 70s hard rock and metal sounds. As the name implies, it delivers a crisp and thick Sabbath sound. It emulates Tony Iommi's sound very well but can also be used to recreate some Led Zep tones, even Queen, if you add a compressor to it, to make it sound smoother, as the original sound is mainly brash (but not at all unpleasant).
PRO: sound & size. the pedal is smaller than the typical BOSS pedal. Furthermore, the knobs are high quality and you can dial pretty much every tone with them. Nice touch naming the volume knob "VOL4". Well played, Catalinbread.
CONS: the price, but I guess you expect it to be expensive. It really shines though and is worth the money. Another CON is that it can get noisy, if not setup correctly or if the pedal chain isn't well though out, for example if you have another distorsion/overdrive pedal wired in.
That being said, if you really want/need to sound like Tony Iommi, this is the pedal for you.
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Great pedal for classic metal and 70's style rock
Sebasgitaar, 03.11.2020
The name of this pedal makes it clear what it wants to sound like.
It does a good job recreating the Sabbath sound and some other classic overdrive sounds such as a Led Zeppelinesque sound. You just have to make sure you have a decent power supply, a decent cable, and that you know where to place this pedal among your overdrive/distortion pedals because it can get noisy.
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Många ljudvariationer, bråkig på pedalbordet.
Stefan7672, 26.08.2019
Jaha, denna pedal såg jag verkligen fram emot och visst, den låter ju som tidiga sabbath, och mycket mer. Det går att ratta fram alla möjliga och omöjliga doom och stoner ljud, och även lite standard heavy metalljud. Men aj vad kinkig den är när det gäller att stacka den med andra pedaler. Att kombinera med boost, overdrive, wahwah eller annat leder till trassel och skitljud. Catalinbread kallar sina pedaler för "foundation pedals" - något att bygga sitt ljud runt, men jag säger tvärtom, det går utmärkt att bygga sitt ljud tills den dag man försöker addera den här. Jag skickade tillbaka den. För mig är den alldeles för "egen" och bråkig.
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La disto qui pique parfaite
26.05.2016
Après de longues recherches et de nombreux essais, j'ai trouvé au détour d'une vidéo cette pédale de Catalinbread. De prime abord, le son d'Iommi me plaît énormément, mais ce n'est pas exactement ce que je recherchais. Je voulais une disto qui puisse me donner la précision d'un Mesa Boogie, la lourdeur d'une Big Muff et la puissance d'un Marshall. Et que ça pique surtout! Ben avec cette Sabbra Cadabra, j'en ai eu pour mon pognon.

Une pédale très bien construite et robuste, c'est du Catalinbread donc pas de foutage de gueule. 4 contrôles qui permettent d'exprimer tout le potentiel de ce bijou :

- Un volume qui est très précis sans toutefois demander une précision de ouf en manipulant.
- Un gain...
- Un potard de presence qui permet de passer de la disto lourde à la disto criarde.
- Un range qui servira basiquement à osciller entre une couleur vintage et moderne.

Cette pédale permet de sortir une disto de dingo sans pour autant tomber dans le stéréotype de la disto metal complètement froide et asseptisée.

Après avoir aimé à la folie ma disto Marshall de VS-100, apprécié une Graphic Fuzz réglée en disto, hésité sur une disto Dr No pour après avoir été convaincu par une Dark Matter, j'aurais enfin trouvé la disto parfaite qui ne bougera plus de mon pedalboard.

Merci Catalinbread!
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