Here we have Catalinbread's new spring reverb pedal based on the legendary Fender 6G15 outboard spring reverb unit! They've captured all the drip, flutter, cluck, clang, and splash of the original tubes and springs unit in a small pedal format!
The outboard spring reverb unit is the sound of surf guitar as well as many other great guitar sounds from the sixties. Part of its magic, and how it differs from the internal spring reverb found in most Fender-style amps, is that it is run *in front* of the amp, causing the reverb signal to distort and get more intense than the internal circuit could. It also had a Dwell knob, which controlled how hard the springs were getting hit by the guitar signal, as well as a Tone knob that gave more control over the reverb sound. It was also designed to act as a tube preamp, so it would color the sound going into the amp. All this added up to a very distinctive reverb sound that is hard to replicate. Catalinbread had to try! And they nailed it!
Besides giving you the classic three knob control compliment of the original, they've also added a great discrete preamp that you can control via the Volume knob for a healthy amount of great clean boost when you want it.
Topanga's compact size, and a characteristics that pay homage to the original units make it a logical addition to any pedalboard. The Topanga is powered using a 9-18V negative ground DC power supply, is true bypass, and employs highest quality components to achieve the most gratifying musical experiences possible.