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  • iamqmaniamqman

    Very authentic!

    Carl Martin Plexi TonePublished on 05/17/11 at 17:25
    This pedal is immediately impressive. One of the only pedals that actually sound like an amp than a distortion pedal. This pedal works fantastically through a Fender clean amp or a Marshall JCM 800 on the clean side. It really drives your amp into a solid sounding plexi tone fit for just about any style of music.

    UTILIZATION


    Power:
    Power consumption:
    S/N ratio:
    Input impedance:
    Output impedance:
    Gain max::
    Boost max:
    Dimension:
    Weight: 100 or 115 or 230 VAC 50-60Hz
    2,3 Watts
    56 dB
    1M Ohm
    200 Ohm
    +92dB
    +20dB
    186(D) 120(W) 55(H)
    0,820Kg

    SOUND QUALITY

    I have to first say that I am not a pedal type player. I don't particulaly care for distortion pedals of any kind. There are some......
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    This pedal is immediately impressive. One of the only pedals that actually sound like an amp than a distortion pedal. This pedal works fantastically through a Fender clean amp or a Marshall JCM 800 on the clean side. It really drives your amp into a solid sounding plexi tone fit for just about any style of music.

    UTILIZATION


    Power:
    Power consumption:
    S/N ratio:
    Input impedance:
    Output impedance:
    Gain max::
    Boost max:
    Dimension:
    Weight: 100 or 115 or 230 VAC 50-60Hz
    2,3 Watts
    56 dB
    1M Ohm
    200 Ohm
    +92dB
    +20dB
    186(D) 120(W) 55(H)
    0,820Kg

    SOUND QUALITY

    I have to first say that I am not a pedal type player. I don't particulaly care for distortion pedals of any kind. There are some exceptions but most of them sound thin and tinty to me. This pedal has a real plexi character to it that can fool most tube amp distortion users.

    Try this pedal out on from a nice Fender Bassman or a Marshall PLexi or JCM 800 on the clean side and punch in this pedal for some sweet low volume distortion tones. The high gain switch really sound fantastic! Then click to the far left and get the boost going for some lead parts or fills that you want to stand out.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This has gotten me thinking how well and highly used this pedal has become for so many players. At new these pedals come in at around $260 which isn't bad for a triple pedal. You have a crunch option then a high gain option then click on the boost for lead and soloing.

    I highly recommend this pedal for any guitar player who needs a good plexi distortion pedal that sounds very authentic.
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  • nickname009nickname009

    the only ACTUAL plexi in a box!!

    Carl Martin Plexi TonePublished on 05/17/11 at 16:21
    Specifications:

    12VAC Power with hardwired power cable
    3 Modes: Boost, High Gain, Crunch
    Settings: Boost knob, Level Knob, Tone, High Gain, and Crunch.
    Switches: Boost, Select, Drive

    This is basically a distortion/high gain pedal geared towards a vintage marshall plexi-like tone with an additional boost, analog design and very very cool and usable features.



    UTILIZATION

    This is very easy to use, most pedals usually are unless they're of the new digital programmable types with many different features etc. The boost is controlled by it's own self-titled knob, same with the high gain and crunch modes. The tone is universal and the level is an overall level shared by the two high gain......
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    Specifications:

    12VAC Power with hardwired power cable
    3 Modes: Boost, High Gain, Crunch
    Settings: Boost knob, Level Knob, Tone, High Gain, and Crunch.
    Switches: Boost, Select, Drive

    This is basically a distortion/high gain pedal geared towards a vintage marshall plexi-like tone with an additional boost, analog design and very very cool and usable features.



    UTILIZATION

    This is very easy to use, most pedals usually are unless they're of the new digital programmable types with many different features etc. The boost is controlled by it's own self-titled knob, same with the high gain and crunch modes. The tone is universal and the level is an overall level shared by the two high gain and crunch modes.

    Both crunch and high gain modes are seperate, meaning they cannot be used together, however the boost mode can be engaged with either modes.

    The drive switch is the bypass/select switch, which enables the pedal to turn on or off. The select switch is used to switch between crunch mode and high gain mode. While the boost switch is to enable the boost feature.

    Simple!

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is the best part! This is one of the rare pedals that actually SOUND like like an amp. Yes I know, a lot of effects manufacturers have advertised this with nearly every single pedal they offer. But I'm telling you, this one is NOT faking it! It faithfully reproduces what I recall a vintage high gain marshall to sound like, it has bite, clarity and is still thick. There's also a slight bit of what I like to call 'twang' that is inherent in plexis.

    It even has the noise that comes with boosted/cranked plexis, which is a bit of an annoyance but can be tamed depending on how you use it. The gain is very nice, it can be cranked full out and it won't get muddy, rather it will just get more and more aggressive and add noise (which is normal). I've plugged this pedal in a VHT pitbull head with a deliverance cab, as well as a koch studiotone combo and even a hot rod deluxe and blues junior. The tone of this pedal, stays true within all these amps and is great! The tone knob needs to be adjusted according to each amp you play through of course.

    The boost function is also great, though it's more of a clean boost adding more volume it also adds allows more harmonic content to come out.

    I've even hooked this up to a fender 25 watt solidstate amp and got it sounding pretty decent, with the tone nearly rolled to 0 since the SS amp was so brittle sounding.

    OVERALL OPINION

    GREAT pedal! Nails the marshall plexi sound right on the button! The boost addition is great for clean boosts or adding a different texture to the other modes. The overall sound is great, wide open and present. Very amp-like and clear!

    I've recently heard Pete Thorn has a very nice youtube review of this pedal. So you can hear great ways of using this pedal and how it sounds. This is one of those pedals I would use if I were stuck with some clean tube amp as it sounds best through a tube amp and not so much a solidstate amp. But it's now one of my go-to pedals for high gain marshall sounds! This is a keeper, definitely!
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  • Anonymous

    a must

    Carl Martin Plexi TonePublished on 07/18/10 at 11:01
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    2 + overdrive a boost
    - 2 knobs to adjust levels of each overdrive channel, 1 volume
    - A tone knob,
    - Boost the volume drunk
    - 3 switches

    transformer is integrated in the pedal, we must plug into the 220V


    UTILIZATION

    very classic use

    SOUND QUALITY

    the best pedal I've tried / use. While the sound of rock / hard rock of the 80s!
    On the 1st overdrive, the sound is really very transparent, dynamic. Saturation happens fairly quickly though. All this is very rock.
    The second channel, it is raiment in hard rock. It sends more saturation and lower than the first channel ....

    There was only one goal with this pedal: volume up, put your fingers on the fretboard, and your ears......
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    2 + overdrive a boost
    - 2 knobs to adjust levels of each overdrive channel, 1 volume
    - A tone knob,
    - Boost the volume drunk
    - 3 switches

    transformer is integrated in the pedal, we must plug into the 220V


    UTILIZATION

    very classic use

    SOUND QUALITY

    the best pedal I've tried / use. While the sound of rock / hard rock of the 80s!
    On the 1st overdrive, the sound is really very transparent, dynamic. Saturation happens fairly quickly though. All this is very rock.
    The second channel, it is raiment in hard rock. It sends more saturation and lower than the first channel ....

    There was only one goal with this pedal: volume up, put your fingers on the fretboard, and your ears ...



    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for several months. If I could keep only one, it would be this.
    on the other hand, do not expect to do with metal. Append him while another pedal to make it!
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