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Catalinbread SFT is an AMPEG® voiced foundation overdrive that bridges the “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out (Stones) and the Desert Sound (Stoner) eras.
Early on the AMPEG company was a Jazz purist company, completely overlooking (possibly looking down on) more popular genres like Country & Western and Rock that FENDER® and MARSHALL® openly embraced.
The SFT is based on typical circuit elements used in various classic Ampeg amps. At the heart is the tone control circuit used in almost every Ampeg – the “Baxandall” Treble and Bass shelving circuit. The cool thing about this Treble and Bass circuit is that it can cut and boost and also be relatively flat when the controls are set to noon.
The pedal uses gain stages in a very similar way to the big tube amps after which it is modeled but of course there are no tubes. There are no op-amps or clipping diode circuits either! Instead, the pedal uses JFETs in a configuration that is refined over the years to get the most authentic and dynamic tube amp response possible.
Catalinbread SFT demo video