• Wish list
  • be
    Choose your store
    All countries
  • 0

Carl Martin Classic Opto Compressor

Carl Martin Classic Opto Compressor
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(
Sound samples
0:00
  • Blues Off On
  • Funk Off On
  • Hazey Off On

Carl Martin Classic Opto Compressor - optical compressor for classic vintage sound. Controls for gain, level, compressor and attack.

Related products

MXR Custom Comp Deluxe
(3) MXR Custom Comp Deluxe
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
129 €
pro snake Patch Angled Jack 0,15 m
(2541) pro snake Patch Angled Jack 0,15 m
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
2,49 €
the sssnake IPP1030
(6971) the sssnake IPP1030
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
2,49 €
Daddario EXL110
(1679) Daddario EXL110
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
6,30 €
Ernie Ball Paradigm 80/20 B. ML 12-54 Ernie Ball Paradigm 80/20 B. ML 12-54
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
18,90 €
Carl Martin Andy Timmons Compressor
(8) Carl Martin Andy Timmons Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
248 €
Maxon CP-101 Compressor
(44) Maxon CP-101 Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
111 €
EBS PCF-DL10 DLX Flat Patch Cable
(18) EBS PCF-DL10 DLX Flat Patch Cable
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
4,90 €
tc electronic Forcefield Compressor
(5) tc electronic Forcefield Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
49 €
TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor
(63) TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
139 €
Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor
(12) Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
148 €
One Control Lemon Yellow Compressor
(2) One Control Lemon Yellow Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
145 €
Engl Compressor Engl Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
135 €
Finhol Natural Tube Series Compressor
(1) Finhol Natural Tube Series Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
148 €
Valeton CS-10 Compressor Sustainer
(1) Valeton CS-10 Compressor Sustainer
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
59 €
EarthQuaker Devices Warden Optical Compressor EarthQuaker Devices Warden Optical...
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
239 €
Harley Benton Custom Line CS-5 Compressor
(5) Harley Benton Custom Line CS-5 Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
39 €
Mooer Spark Compressor Mooer Spark Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
69 €
Carl Martin Red Repeat 2016 Edition Carl Martin Red Repeat 2016 Edition
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
158 €
Providence VLC-1 Velvet Compressor Providence VLC-1 Velvet Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
168 €
MXR Supercomp M132
(83) MXR Supercomp M132
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
119 €
Boss CP-1X Compressor
(2) Boss CP-1X Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
149 €
Wampler Mini Ego Compressor
(2) Wampler Mini Ego Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
224 €
Friedman Sir Compre
(3) Friedman Sir Compre
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
228 €
MXR Custom Shop Script Dyna Comp
(1) MXR Custom Shop Script Dyna Comp
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
175 €
Xotic SP Compressor
(77) Xotic SP Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
189 €
Pigtronix Philosophers Tone Micro
(7) Pigtronix Philosophers Tone Micro
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
139 €
MXR M76 Studio Compressor
(2) MXR M76 Studio Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
249 €
Nux Mini Core SE Compressor Nux Mini Core SE Compressor
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
29 €
Carl Martin PlexiTone Lo-gain
(4) Carl Martin PlexiTone Lo-gain
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
148 €
MXR Dynacomp
(196) MXR Dynacomp
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
115 €
Rocktron Reaction Compressor Pedal Rocktron Reaction Compressor Pedal
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
44 €

28 customer ratings:

Overall rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
handling
features
sound
quality
5 Stars
17 Customers

17 customers have given this product a 5-star rating.

Of these, 17 customers have written no texts or given their feedback in another language.

4 Stars
10 Customers

10 customers have given this product a 4-star rating.

Of these, 8 customers have written no texts or given their feedback in another language.

read all 2 reviews
3 Stars
1 Customer

One customer has given this product a 3-star rating.

No customer has written a text about this; or they have written a text in a different language.

2 Stars
no one
1 Star
no one

1–2 of 21 feedback texts

Read all reviews
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

Carl Martin Classic Opto Compressor on bass

Spoobler, 13.09.2013
I took a chance on this Carl Martin Classic Opto Compressor as I was looking to find a replacement for a dbx 163A compressor and a Joe Meek VC3 preamp/compressor in a pedal format for live gigging. I love the tone of the dbx and the flexibilty of the Meek but wanted something to put on a pedal board.

I had some experience with the higher end Carl Martin pedal compressor and was impressed but I wanted to see if this low priced one could get me close to that sound. I haven't been able to A/B those two pedals beside each other, but I am very happy with the Classic Opto Compressor. There is a great variation of tone available just by rotating the GAIN knob. Even with the compression ratio set low there is still a wonderful 'thickening' of the tone.

The features are well thought out, giving my everything I was looking for as a blend of dbx tone and Joe Meek flexibility.

The pedal loses marks for handling for two reasons. 1: like the Classic Optical Envelope pedal, the paint chips just by looking at it and washers/knobs need tightened soon enough. 2: Something inside the pedal burnt out shortly after a year if use. It was a simply enough repair and the Thomann repair service was brilliant in their help and speed in getting the pedal back to me - complete with a new washer replacing one I had lost and I hadn't even asked them to do that.

Since the repair I've had zero problems with it. All in all I think it's a quality product, with an AMAZING tone and an unbeatable price.
Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

Great for bass, so-so for guitar

25.03.2016
The compressor tends to freak out with guitar, and takes a long time to recover (non-adjustable). Only gentle compression is possible. It's too slow for a heavy squeeze.

On the other hand, it's can compress much further with bass. Keep in mind it's not a hi-fi kind of compressor.
Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
108 €
Price includes VAT and free shipping (where applicable)
Available shortly (2-5 days)
Available shortly (2-5 days)

This item has been ordered with our suppliers and should be in our warehouse in the next few days.

Standard Delivery Times
item number 223174
sales unit 1 piece
available since January 2009
Total rating
handling
features
sound
quality
sales rank
in this category Rank 229
at thomann.de Rank 28590
Share this product
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
Your Contact People
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Offers include 21% Belgium VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Belgium are 2,50 EUR, free shipping on orders above 49 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(2)
(2)
(3)
Feedback

Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

cancel