So doing a little surfing for my post on the Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah, I came across a new Fulltone pedal which was new to me! The Fulltone pedal is the Fulltone Catalyst, which is a fuzz/distortion/clean-boost pedal. It has a interesting toggle switch that switches between ‘flame’ and ‘spark’ modes. These modes handle the clean boost giving texture and flavors with the volume rolled down.
Here is a great video showing the controls in a side by side view.
This pedal can be purchased from Musician’s Friend for $179.99 + shipping, but I found a great price at Amazon. Currently, it’s available for $152.15 + $5.47 shipping. So you definitely save a few bucks using Amazon for this pedal.
Here is Amazon description of the product:
This Fulltone pedal is the New for 2009 from Mike Fuller, the Fulltone Catalyst Fuzz. Built to solve the problems associated with vintage and even new fuzz pedals, this is one great sounding effect that may just change your feelings about what a fuzz can do. Fuzz is often a very a temperamental effect. Subject to the temperature, the power source, signal chain placement, etc. It can be such a pain, in fact, that many guitar players just skip fuzz pedals all together to avoid the hassle. The Fulltone Catalyst Fuzz solves many of these problems by doing what they are famous for, thinking of everything so you don’t have to. This bad boy uses a simple circuit and discrete F.E.T.’s to create its fuzz tone. The Volume and Gain knobs do exactly what you would expect. The Flame/Spark switch allow you to go from milder overdrive/distortion tones on Spark all the way to full on Fuzz mayhem with the flame switch engaged. Unlike most pedals of this type, this baby allows you to adjust the flabby low end out via the Bass/Mid mini knob and also adjust the treble response via the Treble mini knob. If you have been looking for a fuzz pedal that is not limited to just one sound, you need to make room on your pedal board for the Fulltone Catalyst Fuzz. Fulltone Catalyst Fuzz features: * Handbuilt & Tested at California Shop * Knobs for Gain and Volume * Mini Toggle for Spark/Flame * Mini knobs for Bass/Mids and Treble * Fulltone manufactured Custom Potentiometers * Super-Bright LED status indicators * Fulltone 3PDT switch * Produces an array of fuzz, distortion, and overdrive tones as well as clean boost Fulltone Catalyst Fuzz includes: * 5 year Warranty * Fulltone Bumper Sticker * Operation/Instruction Leaflet