Carl Martin Panama "Hot Modded" Plexi Overdrive
Picture yourself on stage, in the middle of a set, going for that classic vintage 80’s over-driven guitar sound…..vintage you say? Yes! Remember that classic 80’s overdrive is almost 40 years old! Anyway, every time you crank up the OD, your tone gets a bit spongy and woofy…you know what I mean. If only you had a way to….wait….you have the brand new Panama Overdrive pedal from that mysterious Carl Martin dude, and it comes with a Damping control. You switch over to the Panama, crank the Gain, increase the damping and your distortion becomes even more aggressive, more cutting and clear…just like….well you know. Decrease the damping, and your distortion becomes deeper, thicker with more bass dynamics. In other words you have an amazing overdrive pedal that you can customize on the fly! And…it’s analog!
The new Carl Martin Panama Overdrive, cool anodized case and that awesome Carl Martin DC/DC converter circuitry which allows the pedal to run with +-12V internally (this means better parts and better sound). Check it out yourself, Gain Level and Tone controls along with the new Damping control, head mounted input/outputs and 9V DC input which requires a regular 9V 100mA external power supply and the new small footprint. Bigger sound, bigger tone, all analog, all Carl Martin!
This is what they say about the Panama
What’s that sound? It sounds like we have another winner from the folks at Carl Martin! The overall overdrive / distortion sound is very Plexi-like, and similar to other Carl Martin pedals that have been based on the classic hot-rodded Plexi amplifier tone. As such it’s a natural for the sorts of ’80’s rock and metal tones its name likely brings to mind, but don’t underestimate its usefulness for lower to mid-gain tones too. The Carl Martin Panama offers a lot of now-vintage overdrive and distortion tones in a classy looking, well-built modern box that won’t take up much room on your pedalboard. The Damping control is no gimmick – it really does change the feel and tightness of the low end, and is especially useful for dialing the bass back and tightening it up on crunchy rhythm parts, while still giving you the ability to put some of that low end back in whenever you want to thicken up solos or for beefier lines. The Carl Martin Panama is just as good at driving a dirty or slightly-dirty amp as it is at running as a stand-alone overdrive plugged into a clean amp. No matter which way you want to use it, it will make a great addition to your dirt pedal collection
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