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Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret Red (Purple Edition) Overdrive Pedal

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Description

From Catalinbread:

With the same hot-rodded Marshall-like charm, the Dirty Little Secret Red takes on a stunning sparkling purple hue!

If the classic Dirty Little Secret MKIII is your war-tested Marshall plexi sidearm, Catalinbread’s DLS Red is a finely-tuned and well-oiled (figuratively, of course) gain machine that we distilled into a more potent and volatile formula.

Featuring a more refined set of gain stages that cuts through the low-mids of the original and brings you an extended barrage of punch and clarity, the DLS Red calls shotgun in the truck that is your pedalboard’s dirt section. Catalinbread’s flagship DLS circuitry has been modified to give you more of everything you love about the original with a touch more blistering, amp-smashing gain across both modes, as well as a more hi-fi EQ section and a fully-balanced—yet still very much Marshall—tonal profile.

CONTROLS

  • TREBLE: Controls the higher frequencies. clockwise for more; counter-clockwise for less. Acts like a ‘mixer’ control between the treble side and the middle/bass side.
  • MASTER: Controls the overall volume of the pedal. Clockwise for more; counter-clockwise for less. For the best response out of your DLS, you should set the Master volume so that the sound with the DLS engaged is a bit louder than your bypassed sound.
  • MIDDLE: Controls the mid frequencies. Clockwise for more; counter-clockwise for less. This frequency gives energy to the guitar’s sound.
  • BASS: Controls the lower frequencies. Clockwise for more bass; counter-clockwise for less. Don’t feel like you’re doing something wrong if you find yourself wanting to run the Bass control at a very low setting as there is plenty of low-end on tap.
  • PRE-AMP: Determines how much gain or overdrive. Clockwise for more; counter-clockwise for less. The lower you have the Pre-Amp knob, the higher you’ll want to have the Master control, and the higher you’ll be able to get away with setting the Bass knob.

INTERNAL CONTROLS

  • 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.
  • 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.

POWER SUPPLY

You can power your DLS with any quality power supply designed for use with effects pedals. The output should be a negative tip DC from 9 to 18 volts. If you want more volume, headroom, and percussive attack, try running an 18-volt power supply. A nine-volt power supply will have a slightly softer sound that saturates more easily—it’s sort of like the difference between a 50 watt and 100 watt amp!

INSPIRATION

The Dirty Little Secret (DLS) Red was designed to be the secret weapon in your tone arsenal. Want to get cranked amp tones at bedroom rocker levels? Playing gigs but have to use whatever amp is provided as the back-line? Like your clean amp sound but don’t care for its overdrive channel? Love your fuzz pedal but it needs to be plugged into a cranked amp to sound good? Enter the Dirty Little Secret!

Designed to bring you the sound and response of a classic Marshall amplifier, the DLS Red is designed to be a “foundation” pedal—it is your “always on” pedal that forms the core of your guitar sound which you can enhance and embellish by adding boosters, fuzzes, filters, and other overdrives in front of it—just like you would in front of a real amp. And the reason you can leave it always-on is that you can get a great clean sound just by rolling your guitar’s volume knob back! That’s the way the old school Marshall players did things!

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We want you to be completely happy with your purchase, so we offer a 48 hour approval period on most purchases (see exclusions below). The 48 hour approval period begins when your purchased item is delivered to your door. If after 48 hours you’re not happy with the item, just contact us via phone, email or live chat on our website to arrange for a return authorization (RA#) and return shipping instructions. Any package sent back without prior authorization will be refused.

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Refunds will be issued minus all related shipping expenses, if free shipping was initially given, the cost we incurred to get the item to you will be deducted from your refund. A 10% restock fee will also be deducted from your refund. Restock fees will be waived for full value exchanges.

Here are exceptions to our return policy.

  • Custom orders of any kind are non returnable and non refundable. We often charge a deposit before we will place a custom or special order. All special order deposits are NON REFUNDABLE, no exceptions.
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View our detailed Return Policy here.

Early Order Cancellation

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