The PlexiTone, AC-Tone, TOD, and Bass Drive

Clifton, NJ (May 11, 2012) – PlexiTone, Single Channel version:
The new Carl Martin single channel version of popular PlexiTone in a small, board-friendly housing, it features three knobs and one switch, apart from a small modification with a bit more tight low-end and softer high-end to make it highly adaptive for a wide assortment of amps, similar to the high gain channel on the normal PlexiTone, This modification is made in association with artist Pete Thorn.
MSRP $269.00

AC-Tone, Single Channel version:
The new Carl Martin single channel AC-Tone is a smaller single channel version of the Pro Series AC-Tone in a small, board-friendly housing, it features three knobs and one switch, Though it has a bit more gain on tap is the tone exactly the same is the original big sister.
MSRP $269.00

Both the single PlexiTone and the AC-Tone incorporate the newly developed DC-DC converter circuitry. Instead of the normal main power cable/plug, it use a normal regulated 9V power supply. However, with the new CM converter the electronics, it still operates on the same +-12V as the usual PlexiTone so the tone and headroom unique to the Carl Martin Pro-Series is the same.

TOD
The new Carl Martin classic series high gain overdrive TOD (tube overdrive), was originally designed as a limited edition pedal Dizzy Drive, in celebration of the re-union tour of the Danish top act Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. The Dizzy Drive was originally sold as a limited run of 500 pieces in Denmark and Japan. Demand was so high we are pleased to re-introduce it as a new product.
MSRP $205.00

Bass Drive
The new Bass Drive features a real tube in the circuit. You can tweak the three-band EQ and enjoy the warm, slightly overdriven tone coming from the 12AX7 like the classic tube tone growl. This creates a full and fat tone and extra sustain that blends so beautifully in the mix. Features: 115-240V switch-able built in main power supply, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, and Level.
MSRP $389

For more information:
carlmartin.com

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Beginner

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