Effects: A wild indulgence or part of your sound?

One thing people come to me with regularly is a desire to get a really crazy effect.  They want their guitar to sound like a light saber or something.  I can understand the desire, as maybe you really hate your tone or you feel uninspired lately.  The thought is that...

What is the new Catalinbread mystery pedal?

Recently on their Facebook page, Catalinbread has been dropping hints of a new pedal release.  This coincided with a poll about color preference for a pedal called the Sorcerer of Exmoor (apparently an overdrive pedal of sorts, based on the knobs).  However,...