CatalinBread Skewer – Treble Boost!

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CatalinBread Skewer – Treble Boost!


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Catalinbread - Skewer - Boost Pedal

One of the most recognizable pieces of gear in classic rock canon is the old Hornby-Skewes Treble Booster, a version of the classic effect used by too many artists to list. While almost all of them used a Rangemaster, the Hornby-Skewes version came stock with a silicon transistor for a more biting sound that cut through even the densest of mixes. The SKEWER stays true to that circuit, giving the old JHS unit the same treatment as our Naga Viper. This lets you dial in the desired frequency range from rich and full to treble-heavy, as well as control the amount of boost. You can also vary the amount of transistor gain for some extra juice. Some players had their original Treble Booster modded to play nicer with the rest of their gear. We’ve taken the liberty of giving you that mod as well, which is fully adjustable via the trimpot inside. Further enhancements include a noise reduction filter and anti-pop switch circuitry. This one bites just a little harder than our Naga Viper, and sounds fantastic with the DREAMCOAT.


  • Treble-heavy boost pedal lets you tap the vintage tone of the Hornby-Skewes Treble Booster
  • True-to-original circuit with a silicon transistor ups the bite in your tone, putting your leads front and center of the mix
  • Can be dialed in for a rich, warm midrange to full-on treble cascade
  • Mod can be adjusted via the internal trimpot
  • Noise reduction filter and anti-pop switch circuitry ensures clean tone


  • Current draw: 1mA
  • Input impedance: 100k
  • Output impedance: 8k
  • Dimensions: 4.33” X 2.36” X 1.93”
  • Weight: 0.46 lbs