Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 9 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 169

Thread: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

  1. #21
    Super Toneologist
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,060

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    thanks for the reply. i'd like to know some basic things like what they sound like, who uses them, how are they best used in a rig (like on the clean channel or with amp distortion, etc...), etc...

    if anyone has some soundclips, especially of any high gain stuff they might have, that would be cool too

  2. #22
    Toneologist jony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Age
    31
    Posts
    671

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarianbrute View Post
    thanks for the reply. i'd like to know some basic things like what they sound like, who uses them, how are they best used in a rig (like on the clean channel or with amp distortion, etc...), etc...

    if anyone has some soundclips, especially of any high gain stuff they might have, that would be cool too
    Can't really help you out on the soundclips side of things except to say try the website. I do remember them having more clips than most makers.

    Usage of these pedals really determines on what you are trying to get out of your rig or how your rig allows. They sound good both ways to me. Different but both is good. There are some pedals which cannot be run into a clean amplifier because they sound poor. The pedals which really stand out are the ones that can be run both ways, and CM pedals do that in my experience.

    Finally there is one more equation when running into a distorted amp... you need to know how to set pedals. It's really simple. Gain down Volume up. Doing it the other way generally results in slush. The voicing of the pedal will make a difference as well. Generally you want something with abit more mids if you're trying to push your amp "a little more".

    So many ways with tone, so little space. Hope it helps you a bit.

  3. #23
    Ultimate Tone Slacker ParameterMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Oooo... knobs, dials and switches!
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,708

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    @barbarianbrute: Your question was "Are Carl Martin effects overrated?". The overall answer has been "No". Is that not what you wanted?

  4. #24
    Just Ultimate Slacker
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    Posts
    2,636

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    you guys just reminded me how much I would like to try out the plexitone into my valve junior head with my oversized 1x12 v30 clone loaded sealed cab.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    a "career" of playing sold-out bedroom shows to the posters on my wall.
    Quote Originally Posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
    whats becoming of this generation
    We want to listen to music while we mow the lawn.

  5. #25
    Cat In The Hatministrator stevie_bees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Gibraltar
    Age
    47
    Posts
    8,352

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Check out the Carl Martin website and forum. There are plenty of different clips on there, most of them done by Rid. I have a prototype of the Plexitone pedal, and it is the best drive pedal I have used to date. It gives me a great plexi sound, and more!


    Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it's a plan!

  6. #26
    Unseen
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    51
    Posts
    23,219

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    High gain...what do you mean by high gain??
    It simply means loud!
    Or is it much distortion, that is something else.
    We have nothing for new style metal, as none of us plays anything like that, and thus have no frame to work from on that!
    We have an amp coming up, but that is more of an hotrodded Marshall....

  7. #27
    TrippyVinylologist
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    8,221

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    I have never played one so if Rid would send over the whole line I'd be happy to give them a rating.

  8. #28
    Seymour Duncan Customer Support sosomething's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Voidship Earthling
    Age
    38
    Posts
    16,439

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rid View Post
    High gain...what do you mean by high gain??
    It simply means loud!
    Or is it much distortion, that is something else.
    We have nothing for new style metal, as none of us plays anything like that, and thus have no frame to work from on that!
    We have an amp coming up, but that is more of an hotrodded Marshall....
    Do you really not know what almost every single guitarist is talking about when they say "high gain," or are you feigning ignorance to make a point & educate the masses on what you consider to be a mis-use of the term?

    "What the hell is a tremolo bridge? Are you talking about a Floyd Rose vibrato bridge? Those are two very different things..."

    -Adam

    Hear or Follow my music:

  9. #29
    Blowthebloodydoorsoffologist Axl H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    North East Denmark
    Age
    29
    Posts
    4,690

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    I have always thought that CM stuff sucks.

    No true bypass, and mike fuller hasnt given his blessing to them, so they cannot sound good. Plus they arent indie to use or boutique as such, nor do they have the infamous 4558 chip with the vintage SRV tone.....

    Hell my MT-2 sounded better than the PT, what a thin buzzy POS....





  10. #30
    Unseen
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    51
    Posts
    23,219

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Do you really not know what almost every single guitarist is talking about when they say "high gain," or are you feigning ignorance to make a point & educate the masses on what you consider to be a mis-use of the term?

    "What the hell is a tremolo bridge? Are you talking about a Floyd Rose vibrato bridge? Those are two very different things..."
    What do you think??

  11. #31
    Seymour Duncan Customer Support sosomething's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Voidship Earthling
    Age
    38
    Posts
    16,439

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    I think you speak in riddles, old man!
    -Adam

    Hear or Follow my music:

  12. #32
    Unseen
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    51
    Posts
    23,219

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Only if you are not knowing what I am talking about

  13. #33
    Blowthebloodydoorsoffologist Axl H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    North East Denmark
    Age
    29
    Posts
    4,690

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Niels!!! Se min gloss!! HAHAHAHAH

  14. #34
    Unseen
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    51
    Posts
    23,219

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    For fanden!!!

  15. #35
    Super Toneologist
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,060

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    that's alright, i get rid. if we were talking about networking and computers, i would be running circles around most everyone too.

  16. #36
    Unseen
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    51
    Posts
    23,219

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    And??

  17. #37
    Blowthebloodydoorsoffologist Axl H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    North East Denmark
    Age
    29
    Posts
    4,690

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rid View Post
    For fanden!!!
    Hehe det er fedt

  18. #38
    Super Toneologist
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,060

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by ParameterMan View Post
    @barbarianbrute: Your question was "Are Carl Martin effects overrated?". The overall answer has been "No". Is that not what you wanted?
    thanks for trying to clarify what you perceived my thread to mean, but please allow me to correct you. rather than taking my thread title so literally, try to think of it as a thread i created to provoke discussion about carl martin products. i don't know much about them, but from what i've read on the internet, they seem slightly overrated. i'm not saying that as a matter of fact, just trying to learn more.

  19. #39
    Unseen
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    51
    Posts
    23,219

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    If I should use the internet as measuring stick.....well I would get myself another job...very fast

  20. #40
    Seymour Duncan Customer Support sosomething's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Voidship Earthling
    Age
    38
    Posts
    16,439

    Default Re: Are Carl Martin Effects Overrated?

    Barb

    You might find people a tad more receptive towards you if you could find it in your heart to adopt a somewhat-less condescending tone.

    Just a thought.

    EDIT: Or rather, a less defensive verbal posture. You don't really condescend, I think. It's more reactionary when it needn't be.
    -Adam

    Hear or Follow my music:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •