Catalinbread Katzenkonig Distortion Guitar Pedal

Regular price $169.99

The Katzenkönig Distortion Guitar Pedal loves Both Single Coils and humbuckers,
and sounds great in front of a clean amp or an overdriven amp (or pedal).
The Katzenkönig combines the best elements of a Tone Bender MkII fuzz and a
Rat distortion. The circuit is all-discrete, using a trio of silicon transistors
in a modified Tone Bender MkII arrangement with the output section of a Rat,
including its clipping section, filter, and output buffer. The result is a pedal
that we tuned to offer a huge range of response - from a really beautiful singing
tone, to tight, harmonically-rich crunch, all the way to fuzz mayhem.

A simple, four-knob control scheme allows you to dial in your sound
quickly and without much fuss:

INPUT - Controls the input sensitivity.
Turn it down when using higher output pickups and humbuckers or to
dial in your wah sound (more on that later).
Turn it up for lower output pickups or for when you want to go over-
the-top! The input control can also be used to tune Katzenkönig's
response to a wah plugged in front of it.

GAIN - Controls the gain of the second gain stage. It is not a
conventional gain control, rather, it controls the amount of negative
feedback in that stage. What does that mean for you? It means you get a
wide ranging gain control that sounds great throughout it's entire rotation!

FILTER - Allows you to dial in your final tone from smooth and creamy
all the way to bright and cutting. You can quickly find the sweet spot
for your rig with this control. If you are familiar with the Filter control
on a Rat then what you'll find is that this is an even better version of that idea!

VOLUME - Standard volume control. You'll find that Katzenkönig sounds great turned down quiet or cranked up and loud!

Can be powered with a standard 9V battery, or a center-negative, regulated 9V-18V DC external power supply.