Catalinbread Skewer Treble Booster

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Catalinbread's nod to the Hornsby-Skewes Treble Booster!

The Catalinbread Skewer is based on the Hornsby-Skewes Treble Booster, an iconic piece of the Classic Rock puzzle.

A lesser-known Treble Booster, the Hornsby-Skewes is renowned for the integral part it played in Ritchie Blackmore's 1960s and 1970s tone.

The Horsby-Skewes Treble Booster came stock with a Silicon transistor, giving it a biting sound that cut through even the densest of mixes.

The Skewer stays true to that circuit and 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.

Catalinbread took the liberty of giving you that mod as well (which is fully adjustable via a trimpot inside).

Further enhancements include a noise reduction filter and anti-pop switch circuitry.

This one bites just a little harder than Catalinbread's beloved Naga Viper, and sounds fantastic with the Dreamcoat!

Catalinbread Skewer Treble Booster features:

• Inspired by the Hornsby-Skewes Treble Booster.

• The Hornsby-Skewes was famously used by Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore.

• Lets you dial in the desired frequency range from rich and full to treble-heavy.

• Internal trimpot lets you dial in the pedal's aggressivity.

• Added noise reduction filter and anti-pop switch circuitry.

• Power: 9V DC.

• Current Draw: 1mA.

• Dimensions: 4.33” X 2.36” X 1.93”.



Type Boost
Condition New
Power 9V DC
Current Draw 1mA
Power supply included No
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years
Shipping & Return


  • Free shipping within Canada.
  • Free shipping to the USA.
  • Free shipping on international orders over 399$.

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Fast Delivery

  • Canada : 1 - 2 business days
  • USA : 1 - 2 business days
  • Rest of the world: 3 - 5 business days.

Hassle-Free Returns

You have 45 days to test your new gear.
If you choose to return it, we’ll send a full refund.
It’s that simple: no bogus restocking fees or charges.

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    A : We’re in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

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    A : Shipping to Canada and the USA is free on most orders.

    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

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    A : We ship with UPS.

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    A : We accept credit cards and Paypal.

  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

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    A : No. Canadian customers will not be charged import fees.

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    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for duties and taxes.

    Orders that come back to the shop as refused by the customer will be refunded minus shipping.

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    A : We understand that import fees are an annoying part of international purchases.

    However, we cannot offer to declare a lower value on customs forms.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for any fees that may be charged by their government.