As heard on : "Moustache Trophy" by Handlebar Harry & The Shy Barbers
Reason to buy : Because when you buy a distortion pedal, you don't want it to just distort your signal “a bit” do you? No, you want it to do it's best impression of a raging full stack, absolutely dimed and looking for a good old fashioned bar fight. Well thats exactly what you get with the JPTR FX Katastrophe, a true trouser flapping amount of low end combined with the kind of gain on tap, that will straight up scare anyone who wears corduroy. Also, in true “have your cake and eat it” fashion, it's also got an octave up circuit built in to it, for when you really want to heat the faces of your audience up to their natural melting point. In short, it is EXACLTY the type of pedal we would have wanted to get our hands on when we were 12 and that means we'll enjoy it even more, now we are…errr…not 12. Crank it up and live the dream.
Reason not to buy : This amount of “stack like” punch and low end will have a serious effect on your playing. Open chords will begin to bore you and you'll forget how to finger pick entirely as you now simply palm mute everything, 100% of the time.
Fun fact : Octave fuzz was first heard on the theme song for the BBC's snooker themed, 90s hit show, “Big Break”.