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Carl Martin Hot Drive 'N Boost mk 3 Pedal  

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The anniversary Hot Drive'n Boost mk 3 has a completely new overdrive design that delivers even more authentic tube simulating overdrive than the revered original HDB. It gives you the sound of a twea... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The anniversary Hot Drive'n Boost mk 3 has a completely new overdrive design that delivers even more authentic tube simulating overdrive than the revered original HDB. It gives you the sound of a tweaked boutique tube amp without affecting your fundamental tone. There's no midrange emphasis or high- or low-end cut. Equipped with Boost, Level, Wave, and Gain rotary knobs plus Boost and Drive switches to fine-tune and activate your sound. Up to a 20dB boost gives your solos the presence and punch you lust after. A built-in power supply keeps your signal clean. Hand-built in Denmark.

Features
  • Completely new overdrive design
  • Gives you the sound of a tweaked boutique tube amp without affecting your fundamental tone
  • No midrange emphasis or high- or low-end cut
  • Boost, Level, Wave, Gain rotary knobs
  • Boost and Drive
  • Up to a 20dB boost
  • Built-in power supply
  • Hand-built in Denmark
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One year parts and labor warranty.


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Carl MartinHot Drive 'N Boost mk 3 Pedal
 
4.0

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4.0

Great Pedal Like All Carl Martin Pedals

By MediumSexy

from Central Florida

Pros

  • Boutique Amp in the size a of Pedal
  • Fabulous for Rythm Playing
  • Hand Made in Denmark
  • High Quality Construction

Cons

  • Tinny sound for leads with single coils

Best Uses

  • Go ampless with this and Carl's Rock Bug
  • Great for studio
  • Home Practice
  • Live Playing
  • Studio Playing

Comments about Carl Martin Hot Drive 'N Boost mk 3 Pedal:

I am working on a backup rig in the event my amp were to fail or simply a way to travel light with just my pedal board. I bought the Carl Martin Rock Bug a few months ago and I was truly amazed that it did sound like a high end hand wired tube amp with really similar tube breakup sound plus it has an XLR out. You can pull off a Jon Meyer or Clapton type of sound with the just the Rock Bug. However, I needed a little more sustain and more distortion to get the Satriani and Hendrix type of tone so I got the Hot Drive N Boost Mk3. The price of the Hot Drive N Boost Mk3's high quality and metal construction that is hand made in Denmark is an absolute bargain and a great bang for your buck. The Hot Drive N Boost Mk3 is great if you are primarily a rhythm player with some light lead guitar work in your sets. It will give you the classic rock Tom Petty, Rolling Stones and even hard rock rhythm tone. Yes they were not kidding about the boost feature on this pedal. Just engage the boost button and you will hear and feel that boost that is up to 20 or 22 decibels. I play single coil a G&L Legacy and an Asat Special and did not get the sustain when playing lead as I am used to with my Mesa Boogie or my Trainwreck clone. That is my only gripe and again tone is subjective so everyone will have a different opinion but this is just my experience and really my only critique. I emailed Carl Martin to ask about this and they responded in less than 24 hours with a few ideas for tweaking the settings as well as a few alternative boxes, the Plexitone or Greg Howe Lick Box. I did try their suggested settings and noticed an improvement but I needed more sustain. After doing some research I decided to exchange the Hot Drive N Boost for their Plexitone.

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