I've been thinking about picking one up and was wondering the general opinion of owners is.
the Carl Martin Brand Seem to make very high qualityv gear. All I hear/ read is good.They are great. Full stop. Part of that for me is I am a "few pedals on a small board" guy. So typical "multieffect" logic is not intuitive to me. Even things like the Pod Go.
The interface is the best I've found - other the ME80 (which is much larger) for a "pedalboard" mindset.
The rub is still "troubleshooting on the fly" for me. It's just easier with a board and individual pedals. The problem and the troubleshooting the fix are just less immediate and so I get frustrated or stressed in the rehearsal room or on stage.
But even that process is easier on the Plethora than every other multi I've tried (besides the ME80). And the sounds, feel and options are really great.
Now if Carl Martin would just get around to updating the Quattro to include a $*#@i*g tuner (like on their Acoustic), that would be the perfect multi for me. Are you listing Carl?
It is the heart of my big board. It has options for setting up W/D\W which are fantastic. They keep improving it as well! I had the big Alter Ego and was stellar. I only got rid of it when I got the Plethorax5. I haven’t messed with the new update yet but I hope it addresses my one peeve. The delay in audio between patches. It is the most powerful and versatile piece of kit out there!! Any pedal I would ever dream of using in any order controlled through my expression pedal. Having too many effects is not a problem. Using too many effects is!!Just went through all the Alter Ego vintage delays on the Plethora and all I can say is WOW.
All the Plethora naysayers need to seriously rethink dissing this pedal. It’s an incredible product.
Find one in the ballpark of $300 used and you have everything but your dirt taken care of, which leaves tons of space on your board for lots of variety in that category (And isn’t that what we all want?).