Catalinbread’s all-new Fuzzrite Germanium recreates a highly sought-after Mosrite classic

Catalinbread Fuzzrite Germanium
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Adding to its new pedal offerings for 2022 – which to date include the Callisto MKII chorus and flanger, Tribute overdrive and Many Worlds phaser – Catalinbread has announced the Fuzzrite Germanium, an alternative to its existing silicon-based Fuzzrite pedal.

As the company explains, from 1966 to ‘68, instrument manufacturer Mosrite produced two distinct fuzz pedal circuits: one with silicon transistors and the other outfitted with germanium parts. The latter is by far the most rare, with its original designer Ed Sanner estimating that only about 250 units were ever made.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.