The 1961 Fender Twin Amp... The Vibrato in this amp was actually more than Tremolo. I am not sure exactly what the effect is, other than it is an amazing sound!! We used this as the starting point for the Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer, adding a lot more range of speeds and much much more depth. It isn't quite a vibe, it isn't quite a phasor, it isn't quite a tremolo, it isn't quite a filter - though it is exactly all of these things.
The controls are simple, but powerful. The Depth control is able to go from just a slight shimmer in your sound to undulating ocean waves. The Rate ranges from molasses slow phase sweeps to lush tremolo and skittery chops. The Volume, obviously, controls the loudness and was designed to pull double duty as a fantastic boost when the Depth is off.
Like most other Catalinbread pedals, the Pareidolia was designed for both 9v and 18v operation, the latter giving a more pronounced up-front sound to the effect. We worked very hard tuning this pedal, and the result is a complex modulation that is quite literally a mesmerizing effect, where you stop thinking and just start playing. It frees your mind to be creative. It is hypnotic, yet unlike classic modulation effects the Pareidolia doesn't pwn your sound, allowing your playing to shine through. And unlike other modulation pedals it is less picky in its placement with other pedals. Whether the Pareidolia is placed pre-dirt, post-dirt, or sandwiched between, this pedal still sounds great.
We're convinced that once you turn on the Harmonic Mesmerizer, you'll have a tough time turning it off.
- (2010-06-14) Catalinbread: Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer, WIIO and Formula No. 5. Together! by Burgerman666
- (2010-06-15) Pareidolia Boost by Crxshdxmmy
- (2010-06-15) Sloppy stuff w/ the Pareidolia. by Crxshdxmmy
- (2010-06-15) Gear Demo ? Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer by Crxshdxmmy
- (2010-06-15) Bobby DeVito demo Catalinbread Pareidolia 2 Harmonic Mesmerizer Tremolo by Bobby DeVito
- (2010-06-15) More fun with the Pareidolia. by Crxshdxmmy
- (2010-06-16) Catalinbread Pareidolia: Brownface Fender Twin Tribute by Catalinbread
- (2010-06-17) Tag Team Demo ? Catalinbread Pareidolia & Malekko 616 by Crxshdxmmy
- (2010-06-17) Catalinbread - Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer by Kayzer
- (2010-06-19) Catalinbread Pareidolia - Dirt Sandwich by Catalinbread
- (2010-06-22) Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer by Guitar Noize
- (2010-06-25) Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer Demo by Tone Factor
- (2010-07-03) Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer: Eastern style by Burgerman666
- (2010-08-02) Lazy Parade ( Pareidolia #5 ) by fatback2
- (2010-09-06) Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer by MusicToyz
- (2010-11-22) Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer demo and review by Rocknrollvintage
- (2010-11-23) Catalinbread: WIIO, Formula No.5 & Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer by Burgerman666
- (2010-12-09) Catalinbread Pareidolia - Demo by Just Nick for Rock n Roll Vintage by JustNickMusic
- (2011-04-27) Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer Pedal Demo by lynchsandman
- (2012-06-28) Catalinbread Pareidolia: Harmonic Mesmerizer by 9520575
- (2012-10-08) Catalinbread Pareidolia - Stomp Romp Snack Demos #20 by StompRomp
- (2014-07-07) Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer | N Stuff Music Product Review by NstuffMusic
- (2015-03-12) "Andrew is the color of my energy" ~ Jerome. Just how we roll. by Catalinbread