_Based on the infamous Carl Martin Delayla, the 'Red Repeat' provides an affordable 600 milliseconds of delay as well as a simply controlled echo. Add just a touch of delay to thicken your sound, or push the repeat circuit past 12o'clock where the unit begins to self-oscillate, just like an old analog delay. Great vintage style and colour in a heavy diecast, 9 volt pedal with heavy duty bypass switching.
GUITAR & BASS (UK) OCT. 2006 Red Repeat:
The Carl Martin Red Repeat (£69) is red, and hurrah, it repeats. This Danish-made pedal really nails it with a diecast housing straight out of the 1950s and creamy chickenhead knobs. It’s a straight-in and straight-out pedal with a regular 9V supply slot and a metal footswitch. Switching on is silent and the pedal it self produces little or no noise – but, boy what a sound. The straight guitar sound remains completely intact and there’s no diminution of transients or dynamics. Plenty of the delays in this group have a lo-fi or low-pass filter setting but the amount is preset: the Tone control (LPF) on the Red Repeat allows you to set it anywhere you like. What’s more, the decay is spookily tape-like, and even with full treble you will hear echoes becoming grainier and more overdriven as they tail away. With delays ranging from short slapback to about 600mS you can get everything from retro to Edge territory – but the thing that really sets this one apart is that it never seems to interfere with what you’re playing.
Just go out and buy one before they realize it’s a `boutique´ pedal, stick a blue LED in it and double the price
The Carl Martin Echotone! 1200 milliseconds of vintage echo, foot-switchable Tap or Manual time settings, insert loop and switchable trail function at bypass. Imagine switching from a Manual time setting to a Tap time setting right at your feet, so you can play with your favourite slap-back echo on rhythm to a Tap (tempo) set echo for that massive lead or solo! Combine this with flavouring your echo by installing a chorus, flange or even distortion pedal in the insert loop, and the switchable trail function at bypass, and you have what our test players are calling ‘the best echo they have ever heard’! As with all the Danish built Carl Martin effects, the Echotone comes in our low-profile housing, coated in our new stunning off-white colour, with the built-in 12v (+-) regulated power supply.