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Buy  Direct

Carl has decided to change the sales strategy on his Hand-made
Custom Shop Amplifiers and Cabinets!
It is now possible for you to purchase a Point-to Point, Hand-made Carl Martin Custom Shop 50 amp or head and cabinet, directly from the factory…at prices that are unheard of. Carl initially designed the amp to be used with pedals, but ended up with an amp is not only exceptionally good at that, but is stunningly good on its own as well. Guitar Buyer (UK) reviewed the Custom Shop 50 as ‘a powerful, sympathetic amp, delivering both high volume and a liquid tone. This is simply an extremely well-made and great-sounding amplifier, that can cover a wealth of styles with ease. It’s expensive, but in this case the sound and performance justifies the price!’

Contact us at info@carlmartin.com for more info.

Artist Highlight

Producer/Mixer/Engineer Mike Plotnikoff takes us on a tour in West Valley Studios, talking about his use of the Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter. Mike has had a hand in some of the biggest and most important rock albums of the past two decades, engineering albums for rock bands like Aerosmith, Van Halen, Kiss and the Scorpions. And since some of the most successful albums of the past decade including albums by Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Papa Roach, Flyleaf, All American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, Theory of A Deadman and Hoobastank, Halestorm, POD & Rascal Flatts.

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Product Highlight.

With classic guitar tone disappearing down the road of digital modeling amps and effects, Carl Martin is proud to introduce the Quattro….four of the most popular Carl Martin effects in one package.
The Quattro begins with Carl Martin’s award winning Compressor/Limiter circuit with single controls for compression and level. The Two-Channel Overdrive has switches for on-off, and for selecting between the crunch and high-gain stages, and controls for tone and level. In classic fashion, the Vintage Chorus has a speed and a depth control. Finally, the vintage style Echo has controls for level, tone, repeat and tap-tempo, as well as an on-off switch. No hard to read screens, no menus to scroll through, just set-up and play. There is no simpler multi-effect on the market! There is also an effects loop built in between the overdrive and chorus effects for that special drive or fuzz pedal that is part of your sound.
You also get that famous Carl Martin build quality, ultra quiet switching, a high quality on-board regulated +/-12V power supply which allows us to use the finest components allowing the greatest amount of headroom, and low output impedance which leaves your amp sounding exactly like your amp. Carl Martin, maximizing transparency, flexibility, simplicity and quality in one package…The Quattro.



Carl want to share this video with you, done by our very good friend James Mulvaney. James plays Tele though his Quattro, please notice the thick juice tone Jams get on the bridge pick-up.

“Really its all Quattro here, compressor, OD1 and echo set to slapback.
The Amp is a Blackstar Artisan 15 set clean and flat, James says”

Please check this out, a new fabulous demo by EytchPi42 We’ll take a good look at Carl Martin’s OCTASWITCH and see what is so special about this looper. It looks pretty simple and without many features, but the possibilities will surprise you !


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Check out this faboulous demo of the new Purple Moon from Robert Baker, this is such a fun pedal to use. It really inspired unique and creative ideas.