Catalinbread Naga Viper Treble Boost Pedal Review (December 2022)

$152.99

Last updated on December 3, 2022 1:27 pm Details

Description

In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Catalinbread Naga Viper Modern Treble Booster Guitar Effects Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The Catalinbread Naga Viper is our take on the classic Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster with added features allowing users to dial it in with any amplifier.

The Naga Viper is a booster that lives in the grand old tradition of the Dallas Rangemaster “Treble-Booster”. The original Rangemaster has been used by many influential British guitarists including Tony Iommi, Brian May, Marc Bolan, KK Downing, and Glen Tipton of Judas Priest. These guitarists, while completely unique in their styles, share the Rangemaster as the secret of boosting their cranked British tube amps into a juicy, harmonic-laden rock tone that always cuts through the mix and is ultimately proto-metal. The Naga Viper is an homage to this famous circuit. Beyond its basic tuning, the Naga enhances the classic circuit with the addition of two extra controls – Range and Heat. The original Rangemaster had just one control – Boost which everybody dimed anyway but essentially controlled the output volume. Our RANGE knob is a continuous control that allows you to go from classic treble-boost to a full-range boost and anywhere in-between – as the original could only function as a set frequency “treble-booster”. The HEAT knob gives you control over the gain level saturation, unlike the original which was fixed at maximum gain.

Product Features

  • Made in the USA
  • Treble Booster
  • Current consumption: 1 mA
  • Controls: Range, Boost, and Heat
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 62 x 33 x 114 mm
  • Power supply: 9V battery or via 9V DC power supply
  • Sounds comparable to the Dallas Rangemaster which was used by guitarists like Tony Iommi, Brian May, Marc Bolan, KK Downing, and Glen Tipton

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Worth the price
  • Very reputable
  • Strong Build Quality
  • Favorable consumer reviews
  • Perfect for studio recording and live performance

Cons

  • The Entire Time Hisses

Catalinbread Naga Viper Treble Boost Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

The Naga Viper pays homage to this legendary circuit. Aside from its fundamental tuning, the Naga improves on the conventional circuit by adding two new controls: Range and Heat. The original Rangemaster had only one control – Boost, which everyone dimmed but essentially regulated the output volume. The RANGE knob is a continuous control that lets you move from classic treble-boost to full-range boost and wherever in between – unlike the original, which could only act as a fixed frequency treble-booster. Unlike the original, which was locked at maximum gain, the HEAT knob allows you to vary the gain level saturation.

While experimenting with your own signal chain is recommended, you’ll find that it usually works best after wah pedals and before fuzz and overdrives. ESPECIALLY BEFORE GOING INTO OVERDRIVE! Also, don’t use any buffered pedals before the Naga Viper because they will degrade the sound. For the optimum reaction, the Naga Viper should be able to see your guitar pickups directly.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Catalinbread Naga Viper Modern Treble Booster Guitar Effects Pedal

$169.99
Amazon.com
as of October 29, 2022 7:22 pm

Pricing History

Price History for Catalinbread Naga Viper Modern Treble Booster Guitar Effects Pedal

Statistics

Current Price $169.99 October 29, 2022
Highest Price $179.99 June 21, 2022
Lowest Price $149.93 September 9, 2022
Since June 21, 2022

Last price changes

$169.99 October 10, 2022
$149.93 September 9, 2022
$179.99 June 21, 2022

Last updated on October 29, 2022 7:22 pm

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Additional information

Item Weight

8 ounces

Product Dimensions

5 x 3 x 3 inches

Country of Origin

USA

Item model number

CAT NAGAVIPER

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Date First Available

September 7, 2011

Color Name

Black

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