Panama (Hot modded Plexi OD)


Hot modded Plexi 80s Overdrive with damping control. Bigger sound, bigger tone, all analog.

Picture yourself on stage, in the middle of a set, going for that classic vintage 80's over-driven guitar sound.....vintage you say?  Yes!  Remember that classic 80's overdrive is almost 40 years old!  Anyway, every time you crank up the OD, your tone gets a bit spongy and know what I mean.  If only you had a way have the brand new Panama Overdrive pedal from that mysterious Carl Martin dude, and it comes with a Damping control.  You switch over to the Panama, crank the Gain, increase the damping and your distortion becomes even more aggressive, more cutting and clear...just like....well you know.  Decrease the damping, and your distortion becomes deeper, thicker with more bass dynamics.  In other words you have an amazing overdrive pedal that you can customize on the fly!'s analog!

The new Carl Martin Panama Overdrive, cool anodized case and that awesome Carl Martin DC/DC converter circuitry which allows the pedal to run with +-12V internally (this means better parts and better sound).  Check it out yourself, Gain Level and Tone controls along with the new Damping control, head mounted input/outputs and 9V DC input which requires a regular 9V 100mA external power supply and the new small footprint. Bigger sound, bigger tone, all analog, all Carl Martin!


  • All-analog “Hot modded Plexi” overdrive
  • Inspired by famous vintage 80s drive-sounds
  • “Damping” controls the low-end response
  • Overdrive tone range: aggressive/cut-through to deep/thick
  • 12V internal voltage for higher dynamic overdrive tones
  • Designed by Carl Martin Denmark

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A brief History of Booster Pedals (Guitar Summit Workshop)

Check our "Workshops" section or the general schedule (workshop / livestream) here at Guitar Summit Web Camp.
Haiko Heinz will take you on a journey through the history of boost pedals, starting from the early treble boosters in the 60s (played by Toni Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore or Brian May) to the first overdrive-pedals in the late 70s - finally resulting in modern-drive and boost-pedals and how they are used today.

You´ll hear lots of different amp models with various boost options and a demonstration of the new Carl Martin PlexiRanger and how it combines great rhythm and lead tones.

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Tone Teaser Video

Carl Martin Panama – can you guess what drove the inspiration for naming the pedal like this? Check out the video below 😉

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