The Carl Martin PlexiTone Pedal delivers the classic Marshall Plexi tones in a stomp box. This is a killer distortion overdrive pedal with 3 channels. Buy yours today!
Carl Martin PlexiTone Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal
The Carl Martin PlexiTone Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal is as the name might indicate an unusual high gain three step rocket of an overdrive. The PlexiTone offers two step overdrive, the crunch channel and the high gain channel, on top of that it gives you an up to 20dB clean boost channel. The crunch channel goes from subtle overdrive to hard rock gain stage, the high gain channel goes from rock gain stages to absolutely meltdown, with loads of gain and low end, and all in a tone that brings the memory back to the early 80's high gain guitar hero's. The PlexiTone has as most Carl Martin pedals a built in regulated (+-12V) power supply, to secure the necessary headroom that gives you the great tone.
The Plexitone falls into the category of a distortion/gain pedal, but is actually so much more. When we think back to the guitar heroes from the 60s, 70s and 80s, they all cut their teeth and developed their sound on single channel amps.ok, sometimes they daisy-chained a few together, but they were still single channel amps! With the Plexitone, we are now able to take our sound to three different levels of boost/gain/distortion at the touch of a toe. As with most Carl Martin pedals, power is supplied via a standard AC cable (rather than a 9-volt transformer) to the built in regulated power supply. This allows engineers at CM to use higher quality components, and provide for the required headroom that sets CM pedals apart.
Again, as with most Carl Martin gain/distortion pedals, the first footswitch and control give you 20 db of crystal clean/clear Boost. The Boost can be used independently or with either of the two gain stages. Just a quick reminder though, the right footswitch engages both Gain stages, pressing the middle footswitch on its own will do nothing to your sound. The footswitch on the right side takes you to the first gain stage, Crunch. The Crunch control allows you to set the amount of gain/distortion, and the Level & Tone controls obviously the volume and EQ of the channel. This channel should remind you of your old Plexi (mmmmm) with the volume around 7-8..very Page, Blackmore, Angus Young. Switching on the middle footswitch (in conjunction with the right footswitch) brings us to the High-Gain channel. Once again, the High-Gain control allows you to set the amount of distortion, and the Level & Tone controls the volume and EQ. The High-Gain channel has a more compressed and mid-scooped sound than the Crunch channel, making it more of an 80s distortion like Randy Rhodes or Iron Maiden.
Whether you use a single channel amplifier, or a multi-channel amplifier, you will want to start with the cleanest sound you can, at a level you can work with. The last thing you want to do is try and distort distortion.it is so very unpleasant! We recommend setting the amp up to your rhythm volume, and then using the Boost control to jump up to your solo volume (in either gain stage). Either way, let the Plexitone take you to the stratosphere of High Gain! Boost
This controls the amount of clean boost Level
- This controls the overall volume of the pedal Tone
- This controls just what you think it does. High Gain
- This controls the amount of gain in the high gain channel. Crunch
- This controls the amount of gain in the crunch channel.Power:
100 or 115 or 230 VAC 50-60HzPower consumption:
2.3 WattsS/N ratio:
56 dBInput impedance:
1M OhmOutput impedance:
200 OhmGain max:
186(D) 120(W) 55(H)Weight: .