The Catalinbread Karma Suture line was inspired by the rare Harmonic Percolator™. Not just a clone, we’ve expanded the potential by adding the exclusive Density and Diodes controls coupled with months of fine-tuning to get everything just right. You’ll find great sounds through the rotation of all the controls. No matter how you have the pedal set, the tone and response is always alive, sensitive to your every playing nuance.
Germanium Karma Suture follows the original recipe of a NOS germanium PNP transistor coupled with a silicon NPN transistor for a sweet, smooth musical response. A mixed pair of germanium and silicon diodes completes the picture, giving you a warm, asymmetrical clipping response.
Silicon Karma Suture ups the gain, output, and brightness with two silicon transistors, still in PNP/NPN configuration, along with a pair of silicon diodes, configured for asymmetrical clipping. This version will cut through the mix with epic authority!
Density: The Density control goes from a thick fuzz tone that can sound like an amp ready to explode all the way to a tight harmonically rich overdrive that screams “rock and roll!”. This control is the key to dialing in the Karma Suture with any rig, allowing you to finetune to find the exact sweet spot.
Diode: The Diodes control allows you to set the threshold of the diode clipping circuit – from full clipping to get the most distortion and compression all the way to no diode clipping for a wide-open (and LOUD!) sound.
Input: The Input knob controls how much of your guitar signal gets to the harmonic generator. Set it low for a lively boost, laden with even-order harmonic content. Or crank it all the way up to get fuzz blasts!
Output: And Output controls the volume level. This pedal is capable of some serious output in certain settings!
Just use a standard 9 volt DC center-negative power supply for pedals. You can run it up to 18 volts if you want but you may or may not get oscillation and other misbehaving sounds. If you like that, go for it! Otherwise, it has been tuned to sound the best at 9 volts.
The Karma Suture will reward your good tone intentions by lacing up your sound with awesome harmonics that bloom and bloom, turning your power chord into a tantric event!