The Carl Martin AC-Tone Single Channel Overdrive Guitar Pedal provides that classic British crunch and chime of the super popular Pro-Series AC-Tone in a smaller pedalboard friendly unit! Carl Martin gives this compact pedal 3 knobs as well as a slightly beefed up Gain section while maintaining the very same tone as its big sister!
The Level knob adjusts the overall level of the AC-Tone. By adjusting this knob (in conjunction with the gain) you can match or exceed the bypass signal for rhythm or solo work.
The Drive knob on the Carl Martin AC-Tone single channel pedal adjusts the amount of overdrive, from light crunch; at full counter-clockwise, to full, overdrive with loads of sustain at full clockwise. Regardless of the amount of overdrive, the AC-Tone always produces those great British tones that seem to cut right through the mix in both live and recording sessions.
The Tone knob on the AC-Tone pedal, is a high cut filter. With the knob set at full clockwise, you enjoy the full bandwidth of frequencies, so as you turn the knob counter clockwise, you start to filter out the high frequencies. This allows you to fine tune your tone regardless of which guitar/pickup you are using. You might find at high gain settings that reducing the highs will tighten up the sound, and at lower gain settings, the high frequencies will add some bite and crispness to your notes.
The single channel AC-Tone overdrive pedal also incorporates Carl Martin’s DC-DC converter circuitry, so the pedal can be powered by a regulated 9V Power Supply but will still operate on the same +-12V level as the original AC powered AC-Tone. This allows the use of the same high quality components which provide the same tone and headroom that make the CM Pro-Series pedals stand out from the rest!
Carl Martin’s bypass switch button, which switches the AC-Tone on or off, is active buffered output so you don’t lose any signal in long cables a cross stage!