Carl Martin Hot Drive'n Boost has been carefully designed to imitate the sound of a good old-fashioned distording Tube-Amp.
The Hot Drive'n Boost is the perfect choice for that crunchy blues tone, with plenty left over for a great hard rock tone as well.
With the BOOST feature the Hot Drive'n Boost is a "TWO IN ONE" pedal. That allows you to get that extra "kick" (up to 20db) for solos to really stand out.
The Hot Drive'n Boost has a built in regulated (+-12V) power supply. This enables us to design circuitry of the highest quality with maximum headroom.
The low output impedance insures a lo noise connection, and gives improved working conditions for the guitar amp.
There are two ways to achieve a great CRUNCH sound for blues.
1). Use the setting sample on fig:, and use the boost for solos.
2). With the amp's gain set high, use the Boost to add the right amount of level to get CRUNCH from the amp. This leaves the Drive mode available to get the ROCK sound. This way you have the choice of four different sounds at your feet; CLEAN, CRUNCH, ROCK and a really good SOLO sound.
With the ROCK and HARD ROCK settings you will get a good old vintage rock sound. With the Boost activated, you can add the extra level you need for solos and by doing so, the amp's input will become overloaded. This should compress the signal a little and add some distortion to the distorted signal from the Drive section and achieve a warm, round sound and a long sustain. Again, this affect is achieved using our amp setting suggestion.
HEAVY ROCK is achieved by adding more bass on the amp and/or turning down the tone on your guitar. By adding a bit more gain on your amp you will be able to achieve as much distortion, sustain and good controlled tone as you need.
These examples are merely general guidelines to help you get started. With a bit of experimenting we are sure that you will be able to get just the sound you've been looking for and you'll never have to worry about being heard an solos again.
Weight: 100 or 115 or 230 VAC 50-60Hz
80dB (clean out)
120(D) 95(W) 77(H)