Catalinbread Topanga Reverb Effect Pedal
The Catalinbread Topanga is an easy to use reverb pedal based on the Fender 6G15 tank from the sixties. Being an old school effect, tank reverb units were invented before effects loops, etc. If you have any experience with original tank units, you won't have any problems finding your way around the Topanga! A superb recreation of classic Surf Guitar & Spaghetti Western soundtracks!
- Lush, Old-School Reverb Tank Effect
- Hand- Built in Portland Oregon USA
- Rugged and Durable lightweight enclosure
- 9-18 Volt Dc power supply or Battery operational (not Included)
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The outboard Fender 6G15 spring reverb unit is the sound of Surf guitar, Spaghetti Western and many other great guitar sounds from the sixties. Part of its magic, and how it differs from the internal spring reverb found in most Fender-style amps, is that it is run in front of the amp, causing the reverb signal to distort and sound more intense.
Catalinbread's goal was simple: make a reverb pedal that functions just like a real deal outboard spring reverb unit. They felt that adding more knobs for the sake of adding knobs would take away from the experience, so they kept it down to the controls that were on the actual units. Catalinbread only added or extended controls that contributed to the experience in a positive way. The DWELL knob controls how much signal is going into and driving reverb springs. As on the original unit, cranking this knob up can cause clipping on the wet side due to the signal crashing the springs. Though it seems to imply reverb length (and sort of functions this way), this control is quite literally a volume knob for the springs.
The TONE knob allows you to roll off just the right amount of high end from only your wet signal. Roll this knob back if you want the reverb to appear to more distant and out of the way of your dry sound.
Liberties were taken with the MIX knob extending beyond the original reverb tank units because they wanted you to be able to make the Topanga 100% wet. Otherwise it is much like the knob on the tanks, allows you to balance between your wet and dry signals.
Original spring tank units had a big feel to them that encourage a lot of attitude from the musician playing through them. Catalinbread asked themselves, 'how can we make the Topanga even bigger sounding?!' The only answer to that question was add a VOLUME knob that pushes the entire circuit! This is a modification that we have actually performed on the big tube tank units!
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Still engaged finding new tones.
Great quality pedal out of Oregon
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