Catalinbread Moseley Fuzzrite
Welcome to the Catalinbread FuzzriteTM!
You are holding in your hand an exact sonic recreation of the original silicon transistor Mosrite FuzzriteTM - the fuzz that launched thousands of Psychedelic and Garage bands in the mid and late 1960s. It's distinctive voice can be heard on so many classic recordings from that era - from Iron Butterfly’s ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ and The Stooges’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ to even Country classics like Buck Owens’ ‘Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass’.
Nothing else sounds quite like a Fuzzrite...
In collaborating with the Moseley estate, we gained access to original new old stock FuzzriteTM pedals to use as the sonic benchmark for our recreation. By playing and examining the components of these amazing rock and roll artifacts, some of which are seeing the light of day for the first time since the 60s, we were able to develop the Catalinbread FuzzriteTM with absolute confidence that we got the sound and response right. Not only do we have original NOS FuzzriteTM builds to test against, we also have the ears of our collaboration partner, Mark Moseley who built several them when he was a kid in Bakersfield working for his Dad Andy and Uncle Semie at Mosrite. Through Mark, we also reached out to Ed Sanner, the original designer of the FuzzriteTM, who graciously offered additional insights to the circuit. Mark and Ed were there from the beginning and if anyone knows what a real FuzzriteTM should sound like, it's these guys! We feel so fortunate to be entrusted with bringing this sound back - and we hope you enjoy this true labor of love as much as we do!