An Outstanding Reverb Pedal from Carl Martin

The Carl Martin Headroom is one of the most delightfully simple reverb pedals on the market. It’s clearly labelled and easy to use, but don’t let the minimalist design mislead you.
The Headroom might not be complicated, but it’s got a fair few tricks up its sleeve.

The Sound of the Headroom

Like any decent reverb pedal, the Headroom is fantastic for filling out the sound of a guitar, but what exactly sets it apart from the crowd?
Well, for one thing, it’s a dual channel pedal with ‘real spring’ reverb. Both channels have their own dedicated tone and level controls allowing the user full control over the depth of their sound. If you’ve ever struggled with the acoustics of a room, then this is the pedal you need.
They also have true bypass switches allowing you to switch sound at the push of a button.
It’s like having two separate reverbs in one amp!

Additional features include a solid metal casing, cool vintage chicken head knobs, double-mounted springs to minimize stage feedback, and remote jacks for Bypass and Channel Select. And last, but certainly not least, you also get that famous Carl Martin quality that you’ve come to expect at no extra charge.

The Carl Martin Headroom runs on 9V DC, and, as always, we recommend using a regulated power supply for optimum performance.

Is It Worth The Price?

Is it worth asking the question? The Carl Martin Headroom retails for around $250-300 which, for a pedal like this, is an absolute steal.
It might not be flashy like a distortion or an analogue delay, but the Headroom can take your sound from skilful amateur to professional at the press of a button, and you can’t put a price on that.

Of course, it should go without saying that all this is just our opinions. For a truly unbiased sound review, be sure to give this pedal a listen here at TonePedia!



Headroom technical specifications

Manufacturer Carl Martin
Series Vintage Series
Made In Denmark
FX Reverb
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Top
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 1.2
Famous Users Johnny Marr
Width (in cm) 26
Height (in cm) 7.1
Depth (in cm) 15
GTIN 14 00852940000479

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