Catalinbread RAH

Catalinbread RAH

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RAH, Overdrive pedal from Catalinbread.

2 user reviews

Catalinbread RAH tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Catalinbread
  • Model: RAH
  • Category: Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on: 12/31/2012

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Catalinbread RAH user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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SmokingBirds's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not common, and really classy !!"

Catalinbread RAH
We are here in the presence of the RAH (Royal Albert Hall) Catalinbread home. Hand-made boutique pedal in Oregon to Stazunis. Analog pedal supposed to reproduce the sound of Jimmy Page at the concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970. So in fact, it must reproduce sound in Hiwatt amp, plugged into a Marshall cabinet at something like that.
So it's a great dynamic overdrive pedal that does not have a rate of gain want you in here, but that's not what you asked, I will return in a moment.


The config is very simple:
A Treble, which manages the acute
A Medium, which manages the mediums
Bass, who runs ... Low, (a good point for those following)
A master, he will manage the volume, and a gain that manages the gain of course. All that is interactive with each other, but in the end it is doing very well and very fast.
The sound editing is very simple, you quickly find what you want, provided we know what we want.


Sound quality:
If one seeks the sound of Jimmi Page, probably this pedal will delight you, even if I think a Rangemaster, or Tonebender, remains the indispensable tools to get the sound of Jimmi Page.
I have not bought this pedal for sound thing or I do not know what. For me the interest of this pedal results in the return of the dynamics and the three band EQ that can really sculpt the sound. I personally use it for now gain thoroughly, acute noon 13h bass and the midrange thoroughly. I play a set with a JTM45 pti crunch. EOR feasts, it sends a very clear and dynamic overdrive, super touch sensitive guitarist. One out of the box, it is far from a bb preamp, the typical sound of the TS9 and other overdrive pedal.
Whether with my Les Paul or Strat my pedal responds well. For my part I do not have the impression that it turns your amp, but gives it a different color, perhaps it does not work with all amplifiers. The significant thing is that before the Riff shooter, it sends my stuff, and that's cool. It makes no noise, and that too is cool.
The sound is really typified on the other hand, so you can not do everything with. Though, after you do what you want with the sound you want.


I use it for a few days and it's a little pedal that I was looking for. Namely dynamic overdrive, very open with good headroom that will not sound pedal. In addition to this, it should be noted the total lack of breath, or spurious noise, a very effective three EQ bands.
I have tested the method in treble booster, to inflate the crunch of the amp, or my main OD (the riff shooter). I have tested a lot of stuff, OD9, TS9 Ibanez, maxon OD808 bb preamp with Xotic, Riff Shooter JMB, and fuzz want you here. EOR is unclassifiable because it is not like TS, it's not a big od is a very special Overdrive. For me it opens a lot of possibilities, by its particular sound.
What I like the most is the dynamics of the pedal, and grain.
The only doubt I have is that I finish can be for me tired. Anyway time will tell. Yes I do it again this choice.
Very satisfactory value for money in OCCAZ at least.

Georges_Orwell's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A very special grain"

Catalinbread RAH
Characteristics listed on the web:
"Overdrive inspired by the sound of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, it reacts a lot to the attack and settings microphones. Its 3-band EQ is also very interactive and modify one of its frequency ranges affect the other two. "
The pedal has 5 knobs: bass middle treble and master gain.
This pedal is analog.


A lot of interaction between the knobs but it's easy to adjust the sound.
The gain range can not go to high gain but this is not what is asked!
She stops to hard rock of the 70's which seems logical view of what it represents ...


I am not able to get sounds as good as that found on the net: I play on Marshall amp typed and this may just be there ...

The grain is very special and that is just, I think, which makes it sound like you can hear on the video with Fender amps.

I know someone who also has a RAH and plays "home" on a transistor amp to master the volume and is very happy with the sound he gets with his custom Strat ... For my part c ' is Humbuckers / Gibson amp Blackstar Artisan.

The best sound I got with this pedal is not my amp (Blackstar Artisan) but using it with Amplitube software (Fender Dual Showman simulation precisely!). On my amp, I prefer pedals Bogner Red and Blue: not at all the same grain!
This does not mean that it is not a good pedal, each element of the sound chain is important in the final rendering.
I wanted to try it in an amp with a real clear but I have not had the opportunity sound.


Used for a few weeks I got used to the particular grain then I reconnected my Bogner which are better suited to my amp.
I recommend trying before or to turn to the market the opportunity to buy it!
The overall rating takes into account the fact that I have not used on a real clear sound and it is perhaps in this context it sounds better!

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