Fulltone Catalyst
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Fulltone Catalyst

Catalyst, Distorsione/Overdrive/Fuzz per chitarra from Fulltone.

public price: 205 € TTC
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moosers 01/11/2009

Fulltone Catalyst : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Fulltone Catalyst is an overdrive, boost, and fuzz pedal designed for use with electric guitar.  The pedal is an analog one that has standard 1/4 inch connections and can be powered by a nine volt power supply.  The pedal isn't rack mountable as it is a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

Using the Fulltone Catalyst overdrive pedal is quite easy to do because it has simple parameters.  However, at the same time it definitely offers up enough parameters to make it possible to get a wide array of different overdrive, fuzz, and distortion tones.  The pedal has parameters for volume, gain, treble, bass/mid, and a switch to choose either between a spark or flame mode, which is pretty ambiguous on paper, but is easily distinguishable once you try it out and play around with it at a little bit.  I don't think that a manual is needed because it is easy enough to use figure out how to use on its own.


SOUND QUALITY

The overdrive tones that are possible with the Fulltone Catalyst are pretty varied, but I have to say that I'm a fan of just about every sound that I have been able to get with this.  I use the pedal with a Fender Strat and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb and this combination gives me an awesome set up for recording that I've used a number of times for recording.  You can use this pedal as more of a subtle boost, but can also get it to crank pretty nicely to give you some great overdrive.  It is a very realistic tone that you can get with this pedal and is quite natural since this has no compression on it at all like some pedals do.


OVERALL OPINION

I first used the Fulltone Catalyst about six or eight months ago for a recording session and was immediately impressed with the lead tones that I found myself getting.  It is definitely good for rhythm parts as well, but I think that it excels best for lead tones.  The price is definitely reasonable for a well built pedal like this, but isn't the cheapest pedal on the market.  If you are a rock or blues lead guitar player, the Fulltone Catalyst is definitely an overdrive pedal that is worth looking into.