Catalinbread Serrano Picoso for kicking Hyperpak into singing lead?

MikeSelmer

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Hi all! Does anybody here have experience on both Catalinbread Hyperpak and Serrano Picoso mini pedals?

I use the Hyperpak (or plan to use when I get it) to push an already quite overdriven Marshall into a hard rocking, ballsy rhythm tone with plenty of distortion. Now I need a powerful pedal to push the Hyperpak so that I get a singing, midrangey and punchy lead tone. I was wondering if the Serrano Picoso could do the trick?

How much grit/overdrive does it have on tap or is it mainly a clean boost? Are there any prevalent peaks in the sound frequencies of the Serrano (bass, mid, highs)?

Cheers,
MIKE
 

erksin

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Hey Mike -

The Serrano is basically clean until the last 10-15% of the volume knob - at that point you're getting around 30dB of boost so anything after it is probably going to distort. No freqs are emphasized - its a straight up clean booster.

I haven't tried stacking them - if there are any around the shop I can try it tomorrow and let you know how it sounds.

The HyperPak is super dynamic all on its own - you could just roll back your guitars volume knob for rhythm and dime it for leads, too...

Mike
 

MikeSelmer

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erksin,

it would be great if you could try out the combo, thanks! :AOK Lemme know if you get around to it.
 

Mitch T

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I use the Hyperpak (or plan to use when I get it) to push an already quite overdriven Marshall into a hard rocking, ballsy rhythm tone with plenty of distortion. Now I need a powerful pedal to push the Hyperpak so that I get a singing, midrangey and punchy lead tone. I was wondering if the Serrano Picoso could do the trick?
I'd guess the Serrano into the Hyper Pak would be a bit too bright. If you want extra chunk and mid range....Varioboost Pro ! :BEER
 




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