Carl Martin Plexi Tone
Carl Martin Plexi Tone
iamqman 05/17/2011

Carl Martin Plexi Tone : iamqman's user review

« Very authentic! »

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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.


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


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.


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.