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Carl Martin Hot Drive´n Boost MKII has been carefully designed to imitate the sound of a good old-fashioned distorting Tube-Amp.
It is similar to the Hot Drive’n Boost but has a rougher and deeper sound.
With the BOOST feature the Hot Drive´n Boost MKII is a “TWO In ONE” pedal. That allows you to get that extra “kick” (up to 20db) for solos to really stand out.
The Hot Drive´n Boost MKII has a built in regulated (+-12V) power supply. This enables us to design circuitry of the highest quality with maximum headroom.
The low output impedance insures a lo noise connection, and gives improved working conditions for the guitar amp.



This is what they say


GuitarPlayer (USA)
One of the most natural sounding and usable distortion pedals we have tried.

Bassist (UK) CM pedals in general.
High performance, low-noise pedals which can be used live or in the studio are rare beasts, but that’s the case here. Pedals which work at this level of efficiency and are this well made, with this level of pedigree aren’t cheap, but in the same breath aren’t expensive either. If you appreciate paying for quality, the Carl Martins wont be found wanting.

From Harmony Central.
I’ve been through so many overdrive pedals, it’s crazy. I’ve owned everything from vintage 808’s + Rats to new stuff like the Fulldrive, Atomic Multi-scream, Blackstone and a bunch of others. I’ve had the Hot Drive´n Boost MKII for a few years and it always ends up back on my pedalboard as my main overdrive. I’m playing American guitars through tube amps. The HD’NB is very balanced and sounds great with all my guitars. It can go from a nice light natural breakup to a very heavy overdrive better than just about anything else. It doesn’t have a mid-hump or bass cut. It really preserves the guitar’s original tone. The boost side will rival any other clean boost ever made, it really sounds great, no tone coloration at all. The duality of this box is key, the boost is a stand-alone unit unlike the Fulldrive wher the “boost” just another drive control to preset. The HD’NB II goes from rhythm to leads very well.

From audiofanzine.com
Excellent it magnifies the sound of my tube amp (clear channel)
She distinctly heard a group without having to turn the volume as a patient.
Light Coats crunch to hard (not heavy!) For rhythm is perfect.
Warning pairing it with a kind DD3 delay and it flat solos sound is even more beautiful and piercing. We almost take for Carlos Santana!
The boost can be useful but if the sound setting group is well done it is used little or not. His sound is clearly different slice of the bass.



Performed by Alberto Barrero at Fireband

Melancon Pro-Artist Strat to Hot Drive’n Boost MKII in to an George Thunderbird amp.



Performed by Alberto Barrero at Fireband

Melancon Pro-Artist Strat to Hot Drive’n Boost MKII in to an George Thunderbird amp.



Style: Crunch
Amp: Carl Martin Custom Shop 50 Combo
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul



Style: Crunch
Amp: Carl Martin Custom Shop 50 Combo
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul



Style: Rock
Amp: Carl Martin Custom Shop 50 Combo
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul



Style: Hard Rock
Amp: Carl Martin Custom Shop 50 Combo
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul


Artists using the Hot Drive´n Boost MKII


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