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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!’

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Artist Highlight

Congratulations to CM Artist Paul Nelson for his Grammy win for “Best Blues Album” for Johnny Winter’s “Step Back” Album (ft. Eric Clapton, Joe Perry, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Leslie West, Brian Setzer and Dr. John), which he appears on as both featured guitarist and producer.

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.

Over the years we often got the question, WHAT are the difference between the Hot Drive´n Boost, The Hot Drive´n Boost MKII and the Hot Drive´n Boost MK3. Well this has proven to be difficult to answer in words, as with so many other things you need to try for your self to get the right answer for you.
Until now, Simon Gotthelf made us this fantastic video illustrating in details the difference between the three classics from Carl Martin. Which on is your favorite! Well we leave that up to you, but the well-known quality of these three classics from Carl, which at their time set new standards for overdrive.

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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Friends another fine video from James Mulvaney, this time it’s the Single AC-Tone at at medium gain.
I like this sound because it still sounds very like a strat and articulate yet there’s plenty of gain there at the same time.
Not many pedals pull that off I think, James say.