CARL MARTIN AT­LANTIC CHO­RUS

Australian Guitar - - Hot Gear -

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.

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