CARL MARTIN ATLANTIC CHORUS
RRP: $199 • innovativemusic.com.au
The Atlantic Chorus by Carl Martin is not just another chorus pedal. Yes, it can be powered by a regulated nine-volt power supply. Yes, it has the solid diecast housing with the cool off-white knobs and the cool CM graphics. Yes, it has that great CM quality bypass switching, and the LEDs to indicate operation. And yes, when you plug into this pedal, you will get a chorus ef fect. But that’s not all there is to explore.
Martin spent a year researching and developing this pedal for the vintage guitar nut in all of us. Plug into the Atlantic Chorus, step on the Bypass switch to turn the effect on, adjust the speed and depth knobs to obtain your favourite chorus effect, and then bring up the level to show off just how good you sound.
You will be amazed at how this pedal takes you back to the ‘ day’ with its full, round, vintage chorus sound. Now hang on to your hat by adjusting the Rate knob clockwise you change your sound from Chorus to Vibrato with the full Vibrato effect achieved with the Rate and Depth knobs turned completely clockwise.
You will notice a distinct drop in your highs, but Martin says this is intentional – it will keep your sound warmer and rounder, plus, when you use this effect with distortion or overdrive, it won’t fizz out or die; you’ll just get that massive overdriven chorus/vibrato effect that you always dreamed of.