The Pedal Store is honored to partner with Catalinbread to offer this very cool pedal where all proceeds go to the American Red Cross. Available now for Pre-Order and shipping soon!
Here at Catalinbread, we’ve been hard at work coming up with any way we can to help our country’s most vulnerable citizens. Our Blood Donor pedal does just that: we pledge to donate 100 percent of all this pedal’s profits to the American Red Cross, along with a little gentle encouragement to give your own blood to the cause.
With that said, our Blood Donor is a revamped and fine-tuned version of our venerable Katzenkonig with a slew of changes that truly unlocks the circuit’s potential. We’ve added a carefully selected transistor set that pushes the boundaries of saturation and gain to their electrical limits, giving the old cat a little more fur and bite. The noise floor has been trimmed while widening the utility of all controls, giving an increased range of input sensitivity that mimics the volume knob on your guitar. Get into it! And give blood!
+ Name: Blood Donor
+ Type: Distortion/Fuzz Pedal
+ Power Source: 9-18V DC + Power Usage: 6mA
+ Size: 1.96" X 2.36” X 4.33”
+ Weight: .40 lbs.
C O N T R O L S:
PLEASE: This control adjusts the filter level, the same as found in rodent-related pedals. Think of it as a presence control in reverse: the brightest settings are found in the earliest part of the dial, with the darkest settings found in the final part of the sweep. The treble content of the Blood Donor has been adjusted to be useful throughout the entire knob’s travel.
GIVE: The “Give” control is one of two gain-type controls found in the Blood Donor, but this one is used to adjust the gain generated by the core of the fuzz circuit itself rather than the input saturation. In short, think of it as your main gain control.
YOUR: It’s simple: want more volume? Turn this up. The amount of volume given off by the Blood Donor is immense. We promise that the Donor can force even the most stubborn amp into rich breakup.
BLOOD: Analogous to the Katzenkonig’s Input control, the Blood knob controls the amount of input signal sent into the gears of the Blood Donor. The magic of the circuit lies within this knob. Think of it as an extension of your guitar’s volume knob, but the Blood Donor has more range. You can use this control to temper the heat of the core, in case you’re playing active pickups, humbuckers or a line-level instrument. You can also use it to limit the Blood Donor’s havoc on pedals that follow, such as wahs.