Catalinbread Sabbra Cadabra Boost Overdrive Pedal

Voiced to mimic the combination of Iommi's Laney Supergroup amp and Rangemaster treble booster, the Sabbra Cadabra nails Sabbath tone even at low volumes.

Tony Iommi arguably had the most influential tone in the history of electric guitar. Really, when you think Black Sabbath you immediately think "Electric Guitar." His early signature sound was the result of an always on treble-booster plugged into cranked Laney Supergroup amps. This approach to guitar is extremely rewarding and fun, but lost in this day and age because honestly who can really get away with the stage volume anymore? Far and few between! Catalinbread designed the Sabbra Cadabra to give players that sonic experience, re-contextualized for today's approach where players tend to use amps solely within their clean range at more mortal volume levels.

The Sabbra Cadabra is a custom-tuned Rangemaster-based booster combined with the preamp section of a Laney Supergroup. The two circuits are carefully voiced together to achieve the riffs of doom tone that Tony Iommi is so well known for. Four controls (RANGE, GAIN, PRESENCE, and VOL 4) allow you to fine-tune the response to your guitar and rig. If you're familiar with Sabbath's live album, 'Past Lives', then you'll understand where they were going with this pedal - huge, raw, responsive!


- Range, Gain, Presence and Vol 4 controls
- Optimized for drop-tuning but works equally well for standard tuning thanks to the RANGE control
- Customize the treble-booster section of the circuit and adjust it anywhere from treble-boost to full-range boost
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Dimensions: (L x W x H) 5 x 3 x 3"
- Weight: 1 lb
- Power Supply: Can be powered with a standard 9V battery, or any center-negative 9V - 18V DC power supply
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Sabbra Cadabra

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 503-841-5098

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted April 26, 2023 by Gray D in Sacramento, CA

"Sounds great on my 25w Silvertone but my Marshall on the otherhand...."

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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I was excited to play this instrument of doom, and jammed on it with all my other pedals and it sounded so epic while playing through my Silvertone home practice amp. But once I took my pedal board to band practice.... well that's a whole other story. I set up my Marshall/Sunn ccabhalf-stack and as soon as I engaged the Sabbra Cadabra, instant regret. All you could hear was feedback and my bandmates HATED me for it. My noisegate had zero affect. I had to take it out of my chain entirely. I'm currently not even using it and considering selling it to someone who might be able to get it to work through their rig.

Musical Background:

25+ playing 20 years gigging

Musical Style:

Punk, Hardcore, Indie
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