Carl Martin Vintage Series Blue Ranger, a Texas Style effects pedal, was designed while staring at Stevie Ray’s statue in Austin, Texas. This Blue Ranger effects pedal is equally suited to single coils or humbuckers. But with a True Bypass switch, the Carl Martin overdrive effects pedal also incorporates a dual-clip circuit to keep the sound un-muffled and clear at all levels. Housed in the cool die-cast housing with mini-knobs and nifty retro color, this Carl Martin Vintage Series Blue Ranger overdrive effects pedal is exactly what you’ve been searching for!
Carl Martin Vintage Series Blue Ranger Overdrive Effects Pedal Features:
- Texas-Style heavy duty die-cast housing
- Level contol for overall volume
- Gain control for the amount of overdrive
- Tone control for fine tuning your sound
- True Bypass switch
- Powered by 9V battery or regulated power supply
Blue Ranger can be powered by a 9v battery, but we always recommend a regulated power supply for optimum response. This Carl Martin overdrive pedal will actually cross the border into Fuzz with the Gain full out. The Blue Ranger pedal simple controls quickly takes you from big open Hendrix chords to saturated SRV type leads, and beyond!
The Level knob adjusts the overall level of the Blue Ranger. 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 adjusts the amount of overdrive, from light crunch; at full counter-clockwise, to full, fat overdrive with loads of sustain at full clockwise…. and everything in between. Regardless of the amount of overdrive, the Blue Ranger always produces those great vintage mid-tones that seem to cut right through the mix in both live and recording sessions.
Total Tone Control
The Tone knob on the Blue Ranger 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.
True Bypass Switch
The Bypass button switches the Blue Ranger on or off, is True Bypass, which means that you are either getting 100% of this great effect, or 100% of your signal is going on to the next effect or your amp…no buffering!