Carl Martin Blue Ranger & Classic Optical Envelope
Carl Martin introduces two new vintage effects, the Blue Ranger overdrive and the Classic Optical Envelope.
Carl has added a Texas style overdrive to the Vintage lineup. According to CM, it is equally suited to single coils or humbuckers.Coming with a True Bypass Switch, the Blue Ranger also incorporates a ‘dual-clip’ circuit designed to keep "the sound un-muffled and clear at all levels," according to the company. The controls (Level for overall volume, Gain for the amount of overdrive, and Tone for fine tuning your sound) are designed to take you from big open Hendrix-y chords to saturated SRV type leads.
According to the company, "the Blue Ranger will actually cross the border into Fuzz with the Gain full out." Housed in the new diecast housing with mini-knobs and retro colour, the Blue Ranger can be powered by a 9v battery, or by a a regulated power supply for better response.
Classic Optical Envelope
The Classic Optical Envelope is essentially a classic envelope filter (auto-wah utilizing the same opto-technology as the Opto-compressor) for guitar or bass, with several options. The first footswitch is for fx on/off (buffered), and the second to select between the three modes (High Pass, Band Pass and Low Pass). Add to this the Level control for overall volume, Drive for how hard the auto-wah will function, Q for adjusting the size of the bandwidth, and Tone which acts as a separate Hi-pass filter. Housed in the new diecast housing with mini-knobs and retro colour, the Classic Optical Envelope can be powered by a 9v battery, or by a a regulated power supply for better response.
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