There is a lot of confusion about just what the Catalyst is... is it a clean Booster, an overdrive, a distortion, or a Fuzz? The answer is "all of the above."
What does it do best? Clean Boost, non compressed crunch tones (ala Jimmy Page, 70's Jeff beck) and non-compressed distortion/fuzz sounds...accent on NON-compressed. Other unusual traits of the Catalyst are its tight low end and ability to give both flat EQ and accentuated Mid distortions simply by manipulating its 2 band EQ.
Until the Catalyst...only Fuzzface-type pedals Truly cleaned up when you turn down the guitar's volume knob, but Fuzzfaces tend to get unuseably bright for most players as you turn the guitar's volume down...not the Catalyst, that's something that Jeff beck has recenlty noticed & embraced about the Catalyst.
Catalyst can be a FUZZ/Distortion (with toggle switch set to "Flame" position)
Catalyst can be a Phenomenal clean-boost, and overdrive as well (with toggle switch set to "Spark" setting)
It has something I came up with called Max-end-all 2 Band EQ: an excellent hi-cut with a great Bass control having the proprietary ability to bring in incredible sounding midrange when the pot reaches around 3 o'clock on its rotation.
Catalyst can be so raw yet can be so refined, and so musically useable that it can be confusing to those used to the standard fare "one trick ponies"
Don't be confused, chart your own path..and when you see this pedal on Pop, Blues, even Country rigs and Top 40 pedalboards... Try one for yourself and see what all the fuzz is about.
- (2009-04-15) Fulltone CATALYST guitar effects pedal demo with Gibson Les Paul & Fender Blues Jr by Gearmanndude
- (2009-04-17) Catalyst Demo #4 Long 2 camera shoot HD by Mike Fuller by Fulltone
- (2009-04-17) Fulltone Catalyst Demo "Almost Fuzz" #3 HD by Mike Fuller by Fulltone
- (2009-04-17) Fulltone Catalyst Demo#1 "SPARK" Clean sounds HD by Mike Fuller by Fulltone
- (2009-04-17) Fulltone Catalyst Demo#2 "SPARK Saturated" HD by Mike Fuller by Fulltone
- (2009-05-01) Fulltone Catalyst Fuzz Overdrive Boost guitar effects pedal demo w Tele & Dr Z MAZ 18 combo by Gearmanndude
- (2009-05-20) Fulltone Catalyst Distortion Fuzz Demo by Tone Factor by Tone Factor
- (2009-07-03) Fulltone Catalyst Pedal Demo at Sound Pure by SoundPure.com
- (2009-07-23) Fulltone Catalyst Demo Video by Bobby D! by Tone Factor
- (2009-12-14) Fulltone Catalyst.mp4 by arielpozzo
- (2011-03-26) Fulltone Catalyst Overdrive by MusicToyz
- (2011-06-06) Fulltone Catalyst - Fuzz Pedal by cranbournemusic
- (2012-02-02) Catalyst - Fulltone| Review || Guitarspot.Gr by GuitarSpotGr
- (2013-01-09) Guitars and Gear Vol. 17 - Peavey Classic 30 II and Fulltone Catalyst by Sweetwater Sound
- (2013-04-03) Catalyst - Fulltone | Review || Guitarspot.Gr by GuitarSpotGr
- (2014-08-02) Stompbox Saturday : Aug 2, 2014 : Fulltone Catalyst (featuring Metal Devin) by SeanPierceJohnson