New Carl Martin Pedals include the PlexiTone single version, the AC-Tone single version, the TOD, and Bass Drive. Carl Martin’s new single-channel version of its popular PlexiTone is contained in a small board-friendly housing and features three knobs and one switch. While it's nearly identical to the high-gain channel on the standard PlexiTone, a small modification made in association with Pete Thorn allows for more tight low-end and softer high-end, making it a more friendly match for different amps.
Retail price $269. The new single-channel AC-Tone is a smaller single-channel version of the Pro Series AC-Tone. Contained in a small board friendly housing, it features three knobs and one switch. Though it has a bit more gain on tap, the tone is identical to the Pro Series AC-Tone. Retail price $269.
Both the PlexiTone single version and the single-channel AC-Tone incorporate newly developed DC-DC converter circuitry,
so instead of the normal mains power cable/plug, they use a normal regulated 9V power supply. But thanks to the new CM
converter, they operate on the same +-12V as their ancestors.
The new Carl Martin classic series high gain overdrive TOD was originally designed as the limited-edition Dizzy Drive, created
to celebrate the reunion tour of the top Danish act Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. In the Dizzy Drive, Carl Martin built on the design of
guitarist Tim Christensen’s old BOSS pedal, invoking the same character but with more headroom and added features. Originally
sold as a limited run of 500 pieces in Denmark and Japan, the pedal was such a hit that it has been re-released in a
fresh yellow design. Retail price $205.
With Carl Martin’s Bass Drive, incorporating a real tube in the circuit, players can tweak the three-band EQ and enjoy the
warm, slightly overdriven tone coming from the 12AX7 like the old tube tone growl of John Entwistle (The Who). The
result is a full, fat tone and extra sustain that blends beautifully into the mix. Features include 115-240V switchable builtin
main power supply and Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, and Level controls. Retail price $389.