Carl Martin Octa-Switch II Guitar Effects Switching System


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Tired of tap-dancing with all of your stomp boxes? The Carl Martin Octa-switch II might just be what you're looking for...

Ok, so you have eight effects pedals which you use regularly. You use various combinations of these pedals in various songs, but you are not good at tap dancing... or you are just clumsy and have (once or twice) stepped on the ultra tricked out-metalized-distortion pedal for the lead in your one ABBA cover. You have seen the digital effects controllers they use on the big stages, and have secretly yearned for one even though you may never make the big stage. Enter the Carl Martin Octa-switch II designed by Thomas Guldmann.

Your eight effects plug into the eight effects loops on the back of this unit (all true-bypass, impedance free, gold relays so you can run any of your pedals, new and old without problem), and then by turning on or off the numbered switches in each of eight DIP Bank switches, you determine which effects you wish to use simultaneously in each Bank. There is a blue LED for every effects loop used and for each Bank (so once you are programmed, when you step on Bank 6 you will see the lights of all the effects you have assigned to Bank 6 and the Bank 6 LED). The ninth switch on the left side of the case is a BYPASS Switch. This allows you to completely bypass all eight pedals and enjoy only the unaffected sound of your amplifier.

There are also two External Switching jacks which allow you to use two amplifiers and/or switch channels on those amps. Once you have all the Banks programmed, its recommend to place a piece of scotch or electrical tape over each DIP (just to protect the switch from accidental switching, damage or floods... like beer). There is a buffered (ie: not switchable) Mono input and a stereo Output, and the unit is powered by dual 9v batteries, or by a regulated power supply.

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Carl Martin Research warrants the manufacturing, material and proper operation for a period of one year from date of purchase. Carl Martin will replace defective parts, make necessary repairs or replace the unit at the discression of our technicians. The warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product, and excludes any damage or faulty operation resulting from misuse, neglect or unauthorized service.