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Carl Martin Pedals

Funkis

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Hi all.
I was just wondering why you guys dont use Carl Martin Pedals.
I´m from denmark and we have som very fine brands of pedal makers here.
like T-REX, Tc electronic, Emma electronics and carl martin.
Carl martin are by far the most used of the 4.
But you guys have a lot of the other brands. Why?
Dont you have acces to Carl martin or is there another reason.


Regards.
 

ultra

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Hi all.
I was just wondering why you guys dont use Carl Martin Pedals.
I´m from denmark and we have som very fine brands of pedal makers here.
like T-REX, Tc electronic, Emma electronics and carl martin.
Carl martin are by far the most used of the 4.
But you guys have a lot of the other brands. Why?
Dont you have acces to Carl martin or is there another reason.


Regards.
I have a Hot Drive n Boost and Chorus ll and have had them for years.
They are used live and for sessions.
Great pedals IMHO
 

coldnorthwind

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i like them.

have a T-Rex Moller and Carl Martin Surf Trem and Crush Zone (the switch is acting up on that though). also had a TC Phaser. very cool pedals.

i think by the time they've got to the USA, their prices are not competitive enough with other 'home' brands.
 

kevin hart

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I used the compressor/limiter for a while, but had hum problems with the AC power supply. They should make that pedal with a power jack and an external power supply.
 

Classic09

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I had the HDNB MK3 and always used it. Eventually the individual power supply eventually got to me. I prefer to keep my board issolated but the Carl Martin required it's own socket, so it was sold it. I do miss is and would happily buy one again.
 

Rid

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Talked about that before christmas.......
Dunno how long it will take, have not been there since.
For many reasons the internal powersupply thing may end up as a thing of the past eventually.......
Same with the shape of the 9v Vintage series, it will end up in a Hammond shaped box, same as the rockdrives and such....
The design was a gamble, well....
 

Goofball

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I have two (Rid-designed) Plexitones that have been on my boards for years! I was gigging with one last night. :D

I have the CM compressor as well. Great box but kinda big. Could never quite find the place for it on the board.

I may end up selling the compressor and my TC chorus - but the Plexitones are with me forever! I, too, have wondered why they don't end up in the Best Distortion Pedal threads more often. Two channels, a boost, and built like a tank.
 

62Tele

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I've had a Quattro (trem version) for about three years now. I've compared it side by side with several TGP grail pedals and it stands up quite nicely. Excellent unit, high headroom effects, very clean and not so much as a hiccup. I also have one of the Parametric EQ pedals which covers a lot of bases - great acoustic pre, excellent studio tool since it's dead quiet and has a great EQ range. I'd like to give an AC Tone a try - people who use them rave about them.

These pedals are not the flavor of the TGP day, but they are excellent pieces.
 
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They are pretty readily available here. At the moment I am very interested in his Octa-switching system. 8 TB loops that can be combined in any combination (though the order never changes) for 8 presets. How awesome would that be? Looks like they're only a little more than 300 bones too. Maybe next christmas.
 

karma1

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I had tried a number of compressor pedals and couldn't find the right one, so I decided to shell out the money for a Carl Martin. I liked it a lot as a compressor, except that the darn thing picked up radio interference. I took it to a tech and spent about $50 more for shielding, ferrite beads, etc. but couldn't get rid of the radio station, so I sold it. The weird thing is that nothing else in my studio gets radio interference, not even a $19 Behringer pedal. Too bad, I would have liked to keep it.
 

thisday1

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Had a Delayla XL a while back. It was when I first got into analog delay sounds and I didn't really appreciate all that the pedal had to offer. From my memory, it was a great pedal with a multihead-type delay that was footswitchable and tap tempo. What more could you ask for?
 

oxtone

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I've had the Carl Martin Compressor - excellent! Also had the Plexitone, which was very good. Both were very well made - never had a problem with them. I just moved on to other brands, but, Carl Martin makes great pedals. I also have an Emma ReezaFRATzits - another great pedal from the Denmark area!
 

fenderball

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i have had the :JAMcompressor for like 5 years...replaced the boss cs-3 and is so much better...had a rock drive and didnt bond with it
 

jojogun1957

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I have tried most of the Plexi in a box pedal's,and my Carl Martin Plexitone is still the one.

It just sounds more like an amp to me.

(I havn't tried the Menatone King of the Britains yet though)
 

jacksecret

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My Quattro with Chorus is fantastic. into Matchless and DR Z Ghia.

Guys with Tims, Ethos, Zen, etc all wonder how the hell i get such a sound. bring on the D-snobs.

(3) drives when you think about it, as i set the COMP to no limit and vol to boost. Drives the Z and Lightning into Larry Carlton heaven. then.. the other drives get you anywhere you want from there.

Anyone hates theirs and wants to sell it...... let me know. DISCLAIMER. I have connections for price ( the distibutpor is one town over and a freind), so its gotta be reasonably priced. But I'll take it for a b rig anyday.

jacksecret.
 




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