Product FAQ

What are the dimensions of the Black Cat Vibe?

The stompbox version of the Black Cat Vibe measures 5.25” x 4.5”

What are the dimensions for the Black Cat Super Fuzz?

The Super Fuzz, OD-Fuzz, Bass Octave Fuzz, and Bee Buzz are all 4.67” x 3.68”. The Super Fuzz and Bass Octave Fuzz are oriented vertically, and the OD-Fuzz and Bee Buzz are horizontal.

What type of power supply should I use with my Black Cat Pedal?

All our standard production Black Cat pedals (except the Black Cat Vibe) come with a preinstalled internal 9V battery, and can also run off a 9VDC power supply. The power supply must be DC center negative and have a 2.1mm barrel plug. You should only use a regulated power supply with proper noise filtering that’s designed for audio products. There are many available from brands such as Boss, Electro-Harmonix, and Dunlop. DO NOT use a generic Radio Shack adapter or the wall wart from an old cordless phone (don’t laugh, it happens!).

How many milliamps does my power supply need for the Black Cat Mini Trem?

Here’s a chart with the current draw for all the standard production Black Cat products:

Pedal Power Requirement Current Draw
Bass Octave Fuzz 9VDC, center neg. 10mA
Bee Buzz 9VDC, center neg. 14.4mA
D&S 9VDC, center neg. 2.8mA
K-Fuzz 9VDC, center neg. 5.8mA
N-Fuzz 9VDC, center neg. 6mA
Mini Trem 9VDC, center neg. 5.3mA
OD-1 9VDC, center neg. 8.5mA
OD-Boost 9VDC, center neg. 13mA
OD-Fuzz 9VDC, center neg. 14.2mA
Germanium OD-Fuzz 9VDC, center neg. 13.8mA
OD-Fuzz Hybrid 9VDC, center neg. 14.1mA
Super Fuzz 9VDC, center neg. 7.2mA
Mona Wah (Modern) 9VDC, center neg. 2.5mA
Mona Wah (Vintage) 9VDC, center neg. 11.6mA
Wee Buzz 9VDC, center neg. 6.2mA
Black Cat Vibe 12VAC (not DC) 185mA

Can you guys fix my Fred Bonte era Black Cat pedal?

Fred’s stuff isn’t under warranty with us, obviously, but we have done a ton of repairs on the old Black Cat stuff over the last few years, so we most likely could do it. If it’s something simple, it shouldn’t cost any more than our minimum bench fee (plus return shipping) for the repair. Please email us a detailed description of the problem and we’ll get back to you with an estimate and shipping info.

My Black Cat pedal isn’t working. Can I send it in for repair?

Yes. Please email us first with a description of the problem. Since many of the pedals we receive for repair turn out to be fully functional, you will receive a reply with instructions for basic troubleshooting to be sure there aren’t any other issues that may be causing the problem. If the problem persists after troubleshooting and any other possible causes have been ruled out, then you may send your pedal to us for repair. Please print and fill out our Repair Form and include it with your shipment.

I received my Black Cat pedal, but it’s not what I was looking for. What should I do?

We don’t want you to be stuck with a pedal you aren’t happy with. If you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, contact us within 3 days of receiving your pedal to arrange a return. Pedals need to be returned in new condition with all the goodies (stickers, paperwork, etc.)

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