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Few things in life can compare to plugging in a guitar and playing your go-to riff on a gear setup that just works. Regardless of skill level or technical chops, or sheer amount of gear, this is a feeling whose greatness is 100 percent agreed upon. Whether you have a rig with two amps, 30 pedals or just one, there is something to be said about turning on and rocking without having to twiddle hundreds of knobs every time. While we can’t streamline the amp setup process for you or take the guesswork out of your existing pedals, we can give you the next best thing: a series of stompboxes that have just one knob for a streamlined setup process, giving you that feeling of satisfaction each and every time you plug in. However, don’t be fooled by the simplicity; each circuit was designed and internally set to the sweet spot so you only have to worry about the volume level, just bring your amp and guitar. Each CB Series pedal is designed to work with a variety of amps of all costs and wattages, ensuring compatibility with whatever you’re rocking. Like the rest of our pedals, each CB Series device is hand-built right here in our shop using the same high-quality through-hole parts as everything else. Whether you’ve been playing for three months or thirty years, the CB Series was designed for those that care about tone and don’t care to read an entire manual to get the show on the road.

CB Overdrive
CB Overdrive

CB Overdrive

$150.00
CB Distortion
CB Distortion

CB Distortion

$150.00
CB Fuzz
CB Fuzz

CB Fuzz

$150.00
CB Distortion
CB Distortion

CB Distortion

$150.00

Maximum tone for the minimalist. 

Few things are as pivotal in a player's life than learning about the world of distortion pedals, and it's gotten to the point where the term itself is almost a pejorative. We invite you to the world of the Catalinbread CB Distortion, a dirt box that sounds good on any amp, at any volume, in any situation where some "oomph" is required.

Everyone remembers this scenario: You’re 14, and no matter what you do, you just can’t muster up convincing hard rock tones out of your tinny practice amp. You’ve pretty much tried every last trick you’ve heard from your friends and classmates that doesn’t involve money, until that fateful day that someone whispers that familiar mantra in your ear. “Something something… distortion pedal.” Your hair stands up as you realize that this is the ticket to the big leagues. You get ahold of one of these mythical creatures and discover that it’s still rather lackluster. The CB Distortion seeks to avoid this moment, giving you a no-nonsense thick and meaty distortion that you can feel in your gut and satisfy the rabid hunger within you. With just one solitary volume control, you can get burly crunch at low volumes or dime it and use your guitar’s volume control to keep the action even.

CB Fuzz
CB Fuzz

CB Fuzz

$150.00

Maximum tone for the minimalist. 

A powerful introduction into the world of fuzz, the CB Fuzz puts nothing between you and rock's most beloved effect of all time. From its humble beginnings as defective console tubes and punctured speaker cones, the CB Fuzz distills 60 years of gear history in one refined example.

Fewer things are more akin to a rite of passage in the world of electric guitar than playing one’s first fuzz pedal. More often than not, players partaking in this ritual emerge on the other side a full-blown fuzz addict. We encourage this. One thing we do not encourage is letting this experience be sullied by playing into a fuzz that is anything less than superb. This is where the CB Fuzz comes in. Whether you’re a complete fuzz novice or a well-seasoned fuzz freak, the CB Fuzz is a perfectly balanced silicon fuzz circuit (hey, even Hendrix preferred silicon!). Most folks in the know keep the fuzz knob cranked and use their guitar’s volume to tame the fuzz level at will, and we’ve taken the liberty of internally maxing that control for you; just turn on and rock!
CB Overdrive
CB Overdrive

CB Overdrive

$150.00

Maximum tone for the minimalist. 

Since rock music began, people have been cranking the volume controls on their amps in order to push them into distortion, an effect now known as "overdrive." The CB Overdrive gives you some refined yet gritty cranked-amp tones without the hearing loss.
All the way back when electric amplification was invented, what we now know as “overdrive” was an unwanted byproduct of low-headroom amplifiers. Despite giving you the freedom to do so, product manuals sternly instructed against turning the amp’s volume knob up past a certain level, lest the amp distort. Amp manufacturers released bigger and bigger amps to allow for more volume without distortion. Eventually, everyone came to their senses and realized that amp overdrive was not only desirable, but cool. The only problem was that you had to… y’know, turn your amp up to ear splitting levels. This is where the CB Overdrive comes in. Our one-knob overdrive is internally fixed to sit right in the mix, giving you amp-like breakup regardless of where the volume is set. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense rock machine, the CB Overdrive delivers regardless of skill level.