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Catalinbread Debuts New Epoch Boost Preamp, Buffer

Catalinbread Epoch Boost
(Image credit: Catalinbread)

Catalinbread has debuted its new Epoch Boost preamp/buffer pedal.

Modeled after the preamp found on the beloved Maestro Echoplex EP-3 - even using the same circuitry - the Epoch Boost is designed to be used as a "mastering pedal," taking guitarists' base tones and outputting more constructed, complex sounds.

For those who wish to use the Epoch Boost as a stompbox only, the pedal features a switchable hi-Z input buffer. The pedal draws 2mA of power at 9V, and is upped to 22V internally to capture the original EP-3's headroom.

Catalinbread Epoch Boost

(Image credit: Catalinbread)

When cranked up, the pedal's boost control offers 20dB of boost. When rolled off, users can simply enjoy the tone offered by the original EP-3.

The Catalinbread Epoch Boost preamp/buffer pedal can be preordered now for $149, and will be fully available on September 23.

For more info on the pedal, stop by catalinbread.com.