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Welcome CSIDMAN-N-N-N

CSIDMAN Hits Shelves May 23! A skippy, glitchy CD delay? You heard that right-t-t. Catalinbread has a history of turning your favorite stack into compact, portable boxes. So why CSIDMAN? Like many effects and classic sounds, they were only discovered because of technical limitations of the time. With the CSIDMAN we belive we’re honoring that tradition. We pushed…

R.I.P. Nicholas Harris

It is with heavy hearts that we at Catalinbread announce the passing of Nicholas Harris, our founder and our friend. We ask that the privacy of his family, friends, and employees be respected during this difficult time. He was at times “contentious” but was always focused on a vision that asked us to pour just…

Introducing Our New SFT

Introducing Our New SFT Our new SFT is the Catalinbread AMPEG flavored foundation overdrive of your dreams. Fans of those classic amps will recognize the signature AMPEG tonal character and playing feel that made them famous. Our new SFT provides classic late ’60s and early ’70s Stones-inspired tones with the addition of modern Stoner influenced sounds via the new STONES/STONER switch.…

New Pedal: Bicycle Delay

Bicycle Delay Available Bicycle Day 2016. Keep staring at the dot until your eyes are trained and you half believe you’ve been hypnotized! The Bicycle Delay is a trippy new pedal we’ve all been excited for! Catalinbread fans, we’re putting the call out to all of you who are looking to explore and expand your perception. We challenge…

Holiday Party 2015

Work hard, play hard! Catalinbread Holiday Party! The rain has been hitting us pretty hard again and it’s been solid, grey, skies for the past week. We still party down on school nights apparently! It probably wasn’t the wisest decision but we still had ourselves a responsible, merry old time. Got all our homework done and we…

Steve Berlin and Dave Bruzza

Steve Berlin and Dave Bruzza Tour Catalinbread

Recently, Steve Berlin, Portlander, producer (REM, Sheryl Crow, The Replacements), and musician (Los Lobos) swung by with Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass and toured the shop!

Mike gave them the walkthrough. The tour usually starts with the front room where you’re likely to meet Clementine, shop dog. The heart  and buzz of the work gets done in Production. The teams work like jelly, with QC, our quality assurance folks. The best folks in the business because at the end of the day, everyone wants to be here and loves doing it. We’re also creative folks and like to be inspired by other creative folks. What a groovy day!

The pedal board line up that day was:
Karma Suture, Valcoder, Katzenkönig, 5F6, Zero Point, DLS, Topanga, Echorec and Belle Epoch.

Thanks for stopping by, Steve and Dave!

 

Steve Berlin and Dave Bruzza in the front room. Mike is giving a quick rundown of what we had set up.

Steve Berlin and Dave Bruzza in the front room. Mike is giving a quick rundown of what we had set up.