Catalinbread Bicycle Delay 3D (Limited Edition)
Embark on an illuminated sonic journey this Halloween season with the Catalinbread Bicycle Delay. With its Reflect, Radiance, Mood, Lucidity, and Expanse controls, this pedal enables you to summon ghostly harmonies, spine-chilling descending pitch shifts, and hypnotic repeats that echo through the depths of your creativity. But beware, for within this spectral stompbox lies a universe of trippy soundscapes, twisting and turning in ways that thrill not just the mind but also the ear. To enhance your experience, each pedal comes with a pair of enchanted 3D glasses, allowing you to witness the otherworldly 3D art that dances across its surface. We cordially extend an invitation to expand your mind and enter the third dimension with us.
- REFLECT (NUMBER OF REPEATS; FROM ONE REPEAT TO SELF OSCILLATION): Imagine a staircase of sound. REFLECT determines the number of steps in this staircase, representing the number of repeats of your signal. As you turn the knob clockwise, the number of repeats increases, creating a cascading effect. At its maximum, it can lead to self-oscillation, where the repeats build infinitely until interrupted.
- RADIANCE (REPEATS FILTER): RADIANCE acts as a filter for the repeated signals. When turned clockwise, it sharpens the repeats, making them clear and distinct. This setting is akin to focusing a camera lens, bringing the echoes into sharp relief. Turning it counterclockwise softens the repeats, adding a touch of ethereal quality to the sound. It controls the clarity or opacity of the echoed sound, allowing you to create a dark, moody atmosphere or a bright, shimmering ambiance.
- MOOD (DETERMINES DIRECTION AND VELOCITY OF THE PITCH SHIFT OF THE REPEATS): MOOD controls the pitch modulation of the repeats. It determines whether the pitch shifts ascend (rise) or descend (fall) and the speed at which these shifts occur. Turning MOOD clockwise might create a soaring, uplifting effect, while turning it counterclockwise might produce a spiraling, descending effect. It embodies the chaotic yet tranquil nature of sound modulation.
- LUCIDITY (WET/DRY MIX): This knob controls the balance between the wet (effected) and dry (original) signals. When turned clockwise, it emphasizes the wet signal, creating a more pronounced echo effect. Turning it counterclockwise emphasizes the dry signal, allowing more of your original, unaffected sound to come through. It embodies the concept of balance, akin to the Yin and Yang philosophy, where the two elements (wet and dry) harmonize in a symbiotic relationship.
- EXPANSE (DELAY TIME): EXPANSE controls the time delay between the original sound and its echoed repeats. By adjusting this knob, you can vary the delay time, allowing you to create short, rapid echoes or long, spacious delays. It represents the concept of focus, determining whether the sound echoes inward, staying close to the original, or expands outward, reaching a faraway horizon.
- Internal PRESENCE TRIMPOT: There is a trimpot (accessible by removing the bottom plate) that allows you to fine-tune the amount of presence or high treble frequencies that the pedal produces. It is factory set to provide the best tone in most circumstances.
- Internal SL/SB MODE SWITCH: Two distinct voicings: "Super Lead" and "Super Bass" are switchable via an internal slider switch. The mode switch can be accessed by removing the four screws of the bottom plate. It is located up at the top left corner of the pedal.