Catalinbread's Carbide distortion pedal is the ultimate tool for high-gain guitarists who love gritty, pulverizing tones. This powerful stompbox is inspired by the legendary Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal, a gnarly '80s distortion unit that delivered a grinding "chainsaw" sound when pushed to the max. If you're the kind of player who loves down-tuned riffs and face-melting dirt effects, the Carbide is bound to be your new favorite pedal.
The Carbide is essentially a supercharged distortion unit. Its circuit has a heavy boost to three different frequency bands and a truckload of volume on tap, allowing players to unleash speaker-shredding mayhem. That alone might convince you of the unbridled force contained inside this compact stompbox, but we'll dive deeper into the controls to show just how powerful this unit is.
Unlike other pedals that offer a simple blend control, the Carbide gives players tons of sonic versatility by splitting your signal into two paths, each with its own volume knob. One path leads to a gut-punching clean boost specifically designed to handle down-tuned instruments. The other coats your signal in a monstrous distortion sound that'll shake walls and leave audiences awestruck.
For further tone shaping, the Carbide features a unique Emphasis control. With this knob rolled on, the low end becomes tighter and the trebles are tamed, allowing the boosted frequency bands to cut through the mix with unparalleled clarity and definition.
Whether you're shredding on stage or recording in the studio, the Catalinbread Carbide is the best dirt pedal for achieving that signature "chainsaw" sound. Metal musicians, rock guitarists, and savvy studio engineers look out - once you plug into this heavy-hitting stompbox, you won't ever need another distortion pedal.
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Dimensions: 1.96" X 2.36" X 4.33"