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Catalinbread RAH Foundation Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal


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In January 1970 Led Zeppelin hit the stage of London's historic concert hall, Royal Albert Hall. At this performance Jimmy Page expressed himself masterfully with a broad pallet of tones and GIANT dynamic range. Of course this has a lot to do with Page's playing technique and Gibson Les Paul. His backline amps, custom Hiwatt heads into Marshall cabinets filled the entire hall with a cornucopia of colors at levels ranging from a mouse whisper to rave ups louder than a jumbo jet taking off only inches over your head.

The folks at Catalinbread love the RAH performance, but they hadn't considered the possibility of capturing it to put into a pedal… One day their friend Charlie got ahold of Catalinbread's chief circuit designer Howard Gee to ask if we could do it. Charlie said that he'd been trying to get this tone for years and told Howard, if anybody could do it would be Catalinbread. Having proven his ability to capture the essence and experience of famous amplifiers, Howard began experimenting with what is now the RAH.

This overdrive effects pedal features the specific three-knob tone circuit straight from the custom “Jimmy Page” model Hiwatt. Like most traditional amp EQ circuits, the knobs are interactive, meaning turning one can alter the behavior of the other. The magic is getting the Mid and Bass controls dialed in together. Tweak those until you get the right tone for your guitar and amp. You’ll notice that the Treble knob is fairly subtle, adding a bit of bite as it is turned up. If you scoop the Mid and turn up the Bass however, the Treble knob will seem a lot more active.

The Catalinbread RAH is designed to deliver guitarists an incredible dynamic range that responds to  picking hand and/or volume knob. Like a good amplifier the RAH is VERY uncompressed, which means there is little to "hide behind". This pedal is for players who appreciate the rewards and experience of a WIDE dynamic response. Plug the RAH into a clean(ish) tube amplifer, leave  the pedal on all the time accessing clean tones by rolling back your guitar's volume knob, or turn it on and off as your "gain channel". Catalinbread even includes a HERCO pick with the RAH. Use the nubby edge for chirpy articulation.

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

  • Overdrive inspired by the 1970 Royal Albert Hall performance
  • Authentic 3 knob tone stack from the "Jimmy Page" Hiwatt
  • Designed to give incredible dynamic response with your pick attack and your guitar's controls
  • Includes a Herco pick for chirpy articulation
  • Specially Selected Components
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery operation or 9v DC (not included)
  • 4 mA draw
  • 2.34" x 4.39" pedal

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  • Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

Awesome Pedal!


This pedal is awesome. Its nice and saturated, yet clear as an overdrive should be. Perhaps the best feature with this pedal is the fact that its really responsive with the controls of the guitar. When I roll the volume back on my Les Paul, it cleans up just like a naturally overdriven amp does; there's no need to even turn it off during a set. Definitely a Hiwatt in a box. Catalinbread nailed this pedal and created a winner.






If you are looking for that Jimmy Page tone...you've found it!! Every tweak of each knob takes you to another world of tone! I fell in love with this pedal right out of the box. The more I messed with it, the deeper I fell! More than worth the money.

Jimmy Blues

Richmond, VA


Cool Pedal


I use my RAH, with a Les Paul mostly, to get a early 70's Hiwatt thing going. This pedal reacts / responds very much like a Hiwatt amp: extremely touch sensitive and dynamic. It responds like a old Hiwatt: no place to hide, but worth the effort for any guitarist who craves dynamics. If you're not very good at controlling your playing, touch, volume, etc., then you might not like this pedal. You can go to Catlinbread's website and read all about it: they have a user manual you can download--which I highly recommend. Really tailor-made for humbuckers, so using a low output Strat, for instance benefits from a pre-boost ( think Range Rover Treble Boost) of some kind. Fortunately, this pedal stacks very well with other pedals. I love my RAH and understand it's uses and limitations but suspect not everyone will.


Zig Zag, OR


RAH Foundation Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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Catalinbread RAH Owner's Manual

Warranty Info:

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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