Catalinbread Merkin '60s Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal


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The Catalinbread Merkin is a fuzz pedal that's just rite for classic sixties fuzz sounds and beyond! Extended and refined from a classic fuzz circuit, this 3 silicon transistor circuit is very textural, varying from blunt to ripping. It's controls are simple, a volume, and a texture knob with huge range, from cleanish blend counter-clockwise to full fuzz as you turn the knob clockwise.

When developing the Merkin, Catalinbread chose components for sweet yet buzzing tone which still has a very touch sensitive response. The Merkin is also very responsive to your guitar's volume and tone controls so you can spend less time stooped over your pedalboard, and more time actually playing. Along with a slew of sixties fuzz sounds from the Ventures to the Stooges and many points in between, The Merkin Fuzz is able to do octave-up sounds by using your guitar's neck pickup with the tone rolled off. It works great for bass too.

The life-blood of a fuzz is its power supply and the Merkin is no different. Use a carbon battery for warm vintage tone and smooth response. Use an alkaline or 9 volt dc supply for a harder sound, or run on 18 volt DC supply for even more output and an aggressive sound! Volume unity for the Merkin resides around 9:00, which means there's lots of boost on tap.

Handbuilt in beautiful Portland, Oregon by a mostly caffeine-fueled staff of musicians, gear heads, and artists.


  • Catalinbread's fuzz inspired by the Mosrite Fuzzrite
  • Refined and extended for bigger range of tonal textures
  • Texture control ranges from zippy presence to snarling fuzz
  • Find even more sounds with your guitar's volume/tone controls
  • Specially Selected Components
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery operation or 9v-18v DC (not included)
  • 3 mA draw
  • 2.34" x 4.39" pedal

Order your Catalinbread Merkin Fuzz Pedal from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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    Effect Pedal
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Model Merkin Fuzz


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      Comments about Catalinbread Merkin '60s Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Insane range for a 60's style fuzz pedal. Mainly due to the fact the pedal has 3 silicon transistors which I have always preferred over germanium. Hendrix would be proud. GIve one a try today, you'll love it.

      *Hands on review by Christopher M. from store 57 in Indianapolis.

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      3 Years Parts and Labor

      Catalinbread LLC will repair or replace this unit if it fails to operate due to defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period of 3 years to the date purchased by the original owner. This warranty does not cover misuse or neglect by the user. Nor does it cover cosmetic damage to the finish and external hardware. To qualify the unit must have been purchased by an authorized Catalinbread dealer in the country of the original owner.

      To qualify, simply fill out the warranty form and return to manufacturer within 10 days of purchase including a copy of the purchase receipt.

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