Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso

Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso

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Super Chili Picoso, Guitar/Bass booster from Catalinbread.

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Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Catalinbread
  • Model: Super Chili Picoso
  • Category: Guitar/Bass boosters
  • Added in our database on: 09/15/2006

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Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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denied's review"Last clean boost you’ll buy"

Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso
- One simple control for volume boost
- Additional toggle between clean and fat boost
- True Bypass
- Handwired Catalinbread construction
- Compact
- Powered by 9v battery or boss style adapter (negative tip)
- Awesome graphics


Pretty much everything you’d need out of a boost pedal. You have one knob to set for the desired decibel bump. This is really convenient as it can be easily adjusted by foot without fear of changing any other knobs. The toggle switch is spaced well enough that it can also be adjusted by foot pretty easily. It is nice and compact, easily dropped onto any board.
My one complaint with the Super Chili Picoso is that the engaging it for the first time sends a really loud click through your amp. I understand that the true bypass setup means there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it, but none of my other TB pedals do this. I just make sure to engage it once at every gig before firing my amp up, to avoid sending the click through the PA.


This isn’t a treble boost, and it isn’t going to add any clipping to your setup. You get your exact tone reproduced at a louder volume. It functions pretty much perfectly. I tend to leave mine on the clean boost setting for simplicities sake. On the fat setting, you get a little bit of sparkle added to the top end of your signal. It is a little difficult to describe, you really have to hear it for yourself, but sounds fantastic.
A really cool feature is that by running it with the volume knob at 0, it can be used as a signal buffer. Yes, if you are using an all true bypass chain, you really want a buffer or you’ll end up losing a lot of high end.


This is pretty much all I could possibly want out of a clean boost. Functions perfectly, easily adjustable on the fly, and extra features like the fat setting or buffer mode are just a gigantic plus. I use it regularly so that I’m not relying on front of house guys to control my levels and bring me up for leads. Much simpler this way. Remember, the FOH guy (or girl) controls how good you are going to sound, and anything you can do to make him/her happier, the better you’re going to be treated. I know some people use volume pedals or the guitar volume knob, but that can pull some of the higher end from your signal, and at higher gain setups, is going to completely change your tone. A good clean boost is essential to any gigging board in my experience. There are plenty of options out there, so shop around, but this is the one I recommend.

meringue's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso
This is a clean boost: the rle is to grow the signal and augmanter volume. Boosters are the clean cens be transparent but they are not in Ralite they do not change the color but give frquences particulire grain and gives a richer your sound.

It's pure analog trs simple to use: one between output + output as another one of its features is that it can be used as a buffer is that he is giving back to the original signal all its richness when using kilomtres cable (because the more the cable is longer, the signal is bad). Well my cables are 12 meters in total and I do not need it).
Dtail little funny, the serial number is described in marker on the ass of the pedals is really handmade! Same reasons are not al right!

The look is super original and it's true that I, who loves chili, I t this attraction can be, for the departure.
Other inconvnient: If you want it, it will take the book with the Yanks on the web, but it is one week at home, and one I have, it is the time for trs!


Well, that's what one pedals!
Very friendly, there is just the switch and volume knob with the yellow LED lights up when the little box works.


Its level is the big slap. I use a Telecaster from Fender (Texas Special Pickups), or a Gibby LP Standard, and a Crate V series: the pure joy! Sound down, a big rock sound trs muscle. Basically, your basic sound but with plenty of testostrones! SRV ACDC trs sharp rhythms and solos that are better off without eating the mix sound space, more pchus better Defines a rgal sound! The BPS in a single pedals become indispensable to me.

Only inconvnient, breath it gnre, but with a noise suppressor, no more worries.


I use it for three hours, but it rvlation. Apart from the breath, which is really the only default that I can find him, the pedals is a small sound bomb!
While I do not know other cleans boosters, but criticism from some users have encouraged me to choose it. I put my 10 and too bad for the breath, it's really not something that ESG. Besides, I think almost all boosters gnrent a little breath. But it sr, I conquered!

Edit 2010: I had sold, two years ago, as a nozzle, but I missed too much. I just buy the new version. I and I keep it for good.

tHom''s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso
Clean boost with a big analog knob.
Possibility of the buffer used.
Looks insane, a rock-solid.
Rather small.


Turning the knob for the power boost.
Is pressed to trigger the effect.
Is pressed to remove it.


Transparent enough, a big boost from his family for a big family. It adds a little testosterone in the process.


My only regret?
That the current version has a switch "fat" as a bonus.
Or rather the version without the switch now to take the size of a lighter ...

Otherwise it sends!

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