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July 31, 2019

Carl Martin

Panama Distortion Pedal

Picture yourself on stage, in the middle of a set, going for that classic vintage 80’s over-driven guitar sound…..vintage you say? Yes! Remember that classic 80’s overdrive is almost 40 years old! Anyway, every time you crank up the OD, your tone gets a bit spongy and woofy…you know what I mean. If only you had a way to….wait….you have the brand new Panama Distortion pedal from that mysterious Carl Martin dude, and it comes with a Damping control. You switch over to the Panama, crank the Gain, increase the damping and your distortion becomes even more aggressive, more cutting and clear…just like….well, you know who. Decrease the damping, and your distortion becomes deeper, thicker with more bass dynamics. In other words you have an amazing overdrive pedal that you can customize on the fly! And…it’s analog!

The new Carl Martin Panama Overdrive, cool anodized case and that awesome Carl Martin DC/DC converter circuitry which allows the pedal to run with +-12V internally (this means better parts and better sound) while still being powered by a regular 9v 200mA external power supply. Check it out yourself, Gain Level and Tone controls along with the new Damping control, head mounted input/outputs and the new small footprint. Bigger sound, bigger tone, all analog, all Carl Martin!

 

May 31, 2019

DC Drive Overdrive pedal

When Carl decided to update the Vintage Series, it did not take long to decide on a drive pedal....the DC Drive.  Super simple but extremely versatile, the DC Drive features Level Tone and Drive controls which do the obvious, but it also has the Reg/Fat switch.....this is where the magic begins.  In the Reg setting you get a traditional overdrive sound that is very quiet and adds no color to your tone.  Dial in just enough to put an edge on your sound or crank it right up to full saturation, the DC Drive is pleasantly musical. Now switch over to the Fat setting and get more...much more.  There's more drive, more mids, more bass, more natural compression, more sustain, and.... who wouldn't want more of that?  The Fat setting is darker, and much more modern, so you get two distinct drives in one pedal. Only the clean boost was dropped from the original pedal in order to save space.  Carl, is a smart man.

Check out the new look DC Drive....cool, anodized, smaller footprint, die cast case, head mounted input/output/9v and that awesome Carl Martin DC/DC converter circuitry which allows the pedal to run with +-12V internally (this means better parts and better sound), all while being powered by a standard 9v 200mA power supply. Bigger sound, bigger tone, all analog, all Carl Martin!

April 30, 2019

Atlantic Chorus

 

Well, does the world really need another Chorus pedal? Hmmm good argument, does it? Does it really? Well yeah, if it has something to bring to the table. So what does the new Carl Martin Atlantic Chorus bring to the table apart from the stellar looks and smaller footprint? Well like the old Chorus, it has the same Speed/Depth controls, but it also has a couple unusual tricks that Carl found up his sleeve. First of all, the Atlantic Chorus has a Level control. This allows you to place the Chorus where-ever you need in the mix, or to hit the front of the amp harder and give the Chorus some edge and grit. Secondly Carl has added a Rate control which goes from pure Chorus (0) to Vibrato (10) and every level in between. These two features along with that famous Carl Martin analog sound, take the Atlantic Chorus to a new plateau where creativity becomes second nature! Check out the new two-toned Ocean Blue anodized diecast case, head mounted Input/Output/9v and that awesome Carl Martin DC/DC converter circuitry which allows the pedal to run with +-12V internally (this means better parts and better sound) while still powering the pedal with a standard 9v 200mA external power supply. Bigger sound, bigger tone, all analog, all Carl Martin!

March 31, 2019

Surf Trem

 
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The Carl Martin Surf Trem has received a facelift from the boys in the back. The 2018 Surf Trem gets its circuitry from the famous Carl Martin TremO'vibe and takes you back to those infamous American amplifier tremolos .... but wider, deeper, yet smooth with no noise or coloration. Clean, transparent analog trem.....just what you would expect from Carl and the boys. The new 2018 Carl Martin Surf Trem has head mounted Input/Output/9v, a very cool small footprint two tone anodized diecast case, the same heavy duty switch and the awesome Carl Martin DC/DC converter circuitry that allows the pedal to run with +-12v internally while still being powered by a regular 9v 200mA external power supply. Bigger sound, bigger tone, all analog, all Carl Martin!

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