The team's opinion: The Carl Martin Contour n Boost is a very special effect pedal! Indeed, at that time Carl Martin products were handmade in Denmark. A real guarantee of quality. Don't be put off by its built-in power outlet. A surprising choice but the latter is isolated. This is a formidable boost, probably one of the best we have ever tested. Where most boosters only act on the gain, the Carl Martin Hot n Boost incorporates a low cut filter and a high cut! To put it simply, you will be able to target a very precise frequency zone to boost! The low cut occurs from 65hz to 440hz and the high cut from 440hz to 8khz. Are you beginning to identify the potential of the latter?
As if that were not enough, it is possible, like parametric equalization, to boost or reduce the frequencies of these 2 bands. Imagine that your guitar tends to sound "Boomy" in the low frequencies. All you have to do is find the band in question on the Low Pass and reduce the gain of the latter. Conversely, do you want to give your guitar some air? All you have to do is boost the frequencies around 3khz!
With the Contour N Boost, it is therefore possible to boost or reduce the frequencies of your choice. An essential tool for any guitarist looking to break into the mix or give a particular color to their guitar sound. Small bonus: it can be used live to balance your output level according to the guitars used.
The Carl Martin Contour N Boost is an excellent alternative to the Carl Martin Hot Drive Boost MK II. Find our effects pedal tests on our channel Youtube.