Catalinbread hopes to Cloak your guitar tone in added shimmer with its new reverb pedal

Catalinbread's new Cloak reverb pedal
(Image credit: Catalinbread)

Catalinbread has unveiled a new reverb pedal, a neat-looking stompbox called the Cloak.

Said to be inspired (opens in new tab) by research conducted by Stanford's acoustics department on the optimal shimmer effect, the Cloak is designed to produce, well, the optimal shimmer effect.

It's anchored by a room-style 'verb that can be imbued with additional depth and harmonics with a twist of the pedal's Shimmer knob. 

The room size can be adjusted, via the titular knob, from (opens in new tab) "a cramped broom closet to as close to infinity" as one can muster. The High Cut knob can smooth the harmonics out at high Shimmer settings, before they begin to upset the signal path too much. Mix, meanwhile, adjusts the dry/wet signal in the output.

Users can also choose whether they want the Cloak to be true or buffered bypass, via the pedal's back panel.

The Catalinbread Cloak pedal runs on 9 or 18 (with the latter producing increased output) volt power, and is available now for the special, Black Friday pricing of $178.49.

For more info, head on over to Catalinbread (opens in new tab).

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.