The Plexi-drive from Wampler is built in America to provide the classic vintage british overdrive of the Marhsall JTM45. Brian Wampler is famous for his line of pedals that recreate classic amp sounds and the Plexi-drive is no different, once again Wampler nail a classic sound in a compact pedal.
The Plexi drive can produce tones like Hendrix or Led Zepplin depending on the guitar you use.
One of the coolest things about Wampler pedals is how responsive they are to playing dynamics and guitar volume. Just like playing through a real tube amp!
Here's what Wampler say about the Plexi-Drive overdrive pedal
A couple of years ago Brian wanted a "JTM45"....BAD! At the time his band mate had a nice "JTM45" that was 'handed' down to him, and... well... he was jealous!
Brian, being the electronics tinkerer that he his set off to design a pedal that would get him those tones out of any run of the mill (ahem...cheap) amp and satisfy his lustings for the "Marshall" Wonder of Beauty. After many long nights of breadboarding, tweaking, and tweaking some more, He finally came up with it: The Pedal that absolutely nails that "JTM45" tone like none other.
He designed it to sound sort of like a cross between a "Marshall 18" and a "JTM45", and those who have purchased the Plexi-Drive agree that it's very accurate! The bass boost toggle switch adds fat, full bottom end which is very useful in lower gain or lower volume (bedroom practicing) applications. For band volumes, cutting the bass out a bit really helps the tone cut through perfectly.
- High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
- Completely true bypass
- Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
- Jfet circuitry mimics tube gain, response, and sound of an old plexi
- 3 Knobs: tone, volume, and gain
- 1 toggle switch adds in a bit of bottom end for best 'bedroom sound'
- 2.5" x 4.5"
- Plenty of volume potential if you need it