Catalinbread Manx Loaghtan Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Big Muff is probably one of the most sought after, and heavily replicated pedals on the planet. Even though it is still made by the original manufacturer, it's long and varied history has made it's way into many other pedal manufacturers' fold. When Catalinbread set out to create the Manx Loaghtan fuzz, their goal wasn't to brush off an obscure build to recreate. Rather than looking back over that pedals heritage, they wanted to try and push it forward. One of the more common traits among fuzzes of that ilk is the tone control. However, they felt that such a tone stack was rather limiting. Often you would follow the sweep looking for the one spot that sounded right. The one spot where it didn't sound too boomy or constricted and thin. Where the pedal finally finds its harmony. Catalinbread wanted it to not be a compromise between too bright and too bassy, but also be capable of doing either or both with a nice mid range scoop in order to sound HEAVY for chunky chords. So rather than using the traditional tone control they incorporated the Baxandall.

About the Baxandall tone control: Crank both treble and bass and you get a classic scooped midrange. Back both off, while turning up the volume knob and your midrange content increases. Park the treble and roll back the bass and the midrange scoop frequency shifts downward so you have complete control over which frequencies you are cutting. Roll the bass below noon and you start to add a bump to your midrange which is great for running into a hot amp. This tone control style is capable of numerous sounds, making the Manx Loaghtan one of the most versatile pedals of this style.

However, Catalinbread had more in mind than just including a more effective tone control. They wanted sustain that wouldn't wolf out with the neck pickup. Catalinbread wanted a flute like sing with nice upper harmonics ringing through. They wanted to be able to use this into a hot amp if you wish to, so when you lower the bass nice mid range content can cut through. They also wanted the SUSTAIN range to be usable all the way throughout the dial. Some of the tones Catalinbread referenced range from Gilmour to Black Keys to J Mascis to Dead Meadow to Thurston Moore to Adrian Belew.

The Manx Loaghtan Fuzz... Chunky, flutey singing sustain. Powerful Baxandall tone controls offer independent control over the bass and treble frequencies so that there is never a balancing act compromise!


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

Features:

  • Sustaining fuzzbox with heavy low end and a ripping high end
  • Powerful Baxandall EQ for numerous tones
  • Great lower gain crunch sound without being hashed, spitty, and under biased
  • Get classic mid scoop or mid boost and anything inbetween
  • Specially Selected Components
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery operation or 9v-18v DC (not included)
  • 4 mA draw
  • 2.34" x 4.39" pedal


Order your Catalinbread Manx Loaghtan 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.

Things You Will Get:

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Model Manx Loaghtan Fuzz

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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.