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Catalinbread Antichthon Oscillating Fuzz/Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedal

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Otherworldly tone-generating fuzz tremolo that truly defies classification.

Tired of effects that behave in the same predictable way? Want something new to spark your songwriting? Want to create crazy new sounds no one has heard before? The Catalinbread Antichthon gives you an entirely new palette of sound and response to work from!

Designed to be controlled from your guitar' volume knob, Antichthon has a multitude of sounds and possibilities that can be broken down into three general categories: Dynamic fuzz tremolo, "fuzzolo", if you will, where you can alter the speed and the sound of the tremolo by turning your guitar's volume knob. Go from fuzzed-out, intense tremolo sounds, chock full of even-order harmonics, to slow and gentle pulses, just by turning down your guitar' volume knob. Once you've set the controls on the Antichthon, your guitar' volume knob takes over, allowing you to dial in a wide range of amazing textures without touching the pedal. Dynamic tone-generation that you can play your guitar through.

Antichthon can create its own sounds even without you touching a string. But when you do play your guitar you can push and pull against the other-worldly tones Antichthon creates - Tibetan horns from another dimension, galactic dolphins, sub-bass drones that will rattle the foundation, bird calls, dark matter locusts, space cats, and more. You set the controls on Antichthon to create your own new universe. Then you work your guitar's volume knob to travel through it. Although Antichthon truly is another world, it gives you a wormhole back to something that seems familiar. You can set it to create a beautiful harmonic overdrive that is epic and open sounding, dynamic in response, and never harsh.

Antichthon refers to the ancient Greek idea that there was a Counter-Earth, 180 degrees opposite of Earth, but unseeable since it was always on the opposite side of the "Central Fire" from Earth. Today, that notion sounds quaint and ridiculous. But if such a planet did indeed exist, what was it like? Was it a mirror-image world where everything was the opposite of our world? Welcome to the Catalinbread Antichthon, where nothing behaves as you expect it to. Where your guitar' volume knob suddenly becomes a way to dial in strange new vistas of sound. Where your guitar' volume knob makes things speed up or slow down, as your guitar pulsates like some strange new quasar. Where huge chords, laden with harmonics, give way to undulating tremblings. Catalinbread wanted to create something really different. They wanted to give you a big bang for your creative impulses.

FEATURES
Controlled by your guitar's volume knob
Produces beautiful harmonic overdrive or fuzzed out tremolo
Creates wild soundscapes that sound like new sonic dimensions

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CatalinbreadAntichthon Oscillating Fuzz/Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedal
 
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5.0

All the fuzz/trem one could need, and more.

By Dug

from Asheville, NC

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Pros

  • Just plain fun
  • Serves multiple effects
  • Stylish
  • Versitile

Cons

  • pricey?

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Catalinbread Antichthon Oscillating Fuzz/Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Antichthon was an impulse buy, as I was grabbing a few new pedals to try and was drawn to phrases like "other-worldly" and "different universes" in the product description. I figured why not give it a shot to fill my fuzz needs, and why not this one, its controls are labeled Volume, Gravity, Time, and Space. Kinda trivial in the grand scheme of things, but I was sold. What was expected to be my least-usable pedal of my purchases turned out to be my favorite. This serves a great range of effects, from a solid distortion to the great oscillating fuzz/tremolo. The 'sound-generator' controlled via the gravity knob is pretty novel, and I don't see it being used in jam sessions or any other practical setting, but it is fun to mess around with. Another thing that sets this pedal apart from others is the added possibilities in control that you tinker with through your guitar's volume knob. I also highly recommend pairing this one with a delay, its a lot of fun.

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