Carl Martin / Ampster / Effect
Not in stock. Available for preorder for the next batch. Expected delivery in early May.
Free shipping to addresses in Denmark.
The world of music has changed and the world of guitar playing has changed along with it. It is becoming normal to not see the full guitar rigs of the 70s ’80s and 90s, and just see guitar players with minimal systems to achieve their signature sounds.
Introducing the Carl Martin Ampster…. from the company that has shone the single analog light down that deep digital tunnel. The Ampster is a single tube-driven amp/speaker simulator that can either supplement your amp or replace it. A fully analog unit with controls that are the same as your amplifier with the addition of a mute switch, a speaker selection switch, and a voicing switch. What’s more important is that the Ampster reacts to your playing in the same way your full-sized amp does, giving you the same organic feel with zero latency!
The Ampster is housed in a solid metal box with the standard EQ (Bass Middle Treble), pre and post volume/gain controls (Master & Gain) plus a Presence Control. There is a Mute Switch for obvious reasons and a Cabinet Switch with an LED Indicator light ( Red for a 2x12 Open Backed Cab, and Green for a 4x12 Closed Back Cab).
On the back of the pedal, you will find a Ground Lift and a Voicing Switch (a subtle low-end cap-controlled voicing adjustment). Input, Link (output to your amp) Balanced DI (XLR output to go to a mixing or recording console), a Send and Return for those specific effects that shouldn’t be in front of the amp, a Remote Input (cabinet sim) for use with digital or analog effect controllers like the Carl Martin Octaswitch ‘The Strip’, and your standard 9v 1A power input. It couldn’t be simpler!
Plug your guitar straight in, or plug your pedalboard into the input jack, choose your output, and open your ears to a surprisingly big round clean sound. By adjusting the Gain, you can get a hint of that decidedly British Overdrive sound for which Carl Martin has become so well known, depending of course on the guitar and pickup configuration. Our test players have fallen in love, telling us the Ampster reacts just like their standard amps, organic and responsive to your playing style or attack. In fact, the Ampster sounds just like a full-size amp, but it fits on your pedalboard. Take a look at the videos…we are certain you will want to take the Ampster for a test drive!
Copenhagen Fine Guitars, Denmark
Showroom located in Copenhagen / Denmark. Please contact us for an appointment at our showroom. Or shop online directly on our V&R store.
We work with luthiers, amp, and pedal builders from all over the world. We are the first guitar store in Copenhagen and Denmark to focus exclusively on handmade guitars & gear as well as a smaller section of selected high-end vintage.
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The current list of brands we exclusively represent in Denmark: Shin-ei, Fredholm Guitars, Tonfuchs Guitars, Dreamer Guitarworks, Henman Guitars, Dag Pedals, Rozawood
Also dealers for: DryBell