The Purple Plexi from Lovepedal is a seriously powerful distortion pedal that offers up pretty much any kind of British rock tone you would ever need. Based on some of the most popular amps from the Plexi era you will be hard pressed not find a tone you love out of this pedal.
From Vintage to Modern
Plexi style amps have been incredibly popular in rock music for many years now and the constant search for perfect tone has resulted in pedals like the Purple Plexi. When the gain control is dialed back yo get JTM45 like tones that crunch up beautifully with humbuckers and still sounds relatively clear with single coils. As you increase the gain you will go through generations of amplifiers until you reach the holy grail of rock. I am of course talking about the JCM 800.
Cleans Up Beautifully
When you turn down your volume control on your guitar when plugged into a valve amplifier the overdrive starts to respond differenltly. Not many pedals can emulate this but the Purple Plexi hi gain does it beautifully. With you volume rolled back you get fantastic slightly gritty clean sounds when the gain is turned down and some sweet rhythm tones when the gain is dimmed.
Here's what LovePedal say about the Purple Plexi Hi Gain
We redesigned everything about it layout and parts wise.
The casing is now smaller like an MRX size unit.
It features the big old school film caps which are way fuller sounding and went with carbon resistors because they are a bit warmer than what we were using.
The biggest difference you would notice right away is the taper in the gain control. The old ones were bunched up at the end. The new ones are spread out and have a even progression to the max gain setting. It also has a better note decay to my ears because of the way we configured the new gain control. Tech terms, we shunted 100k off the input signal to ground which helps with the decay and a smoother feel. I think this version cleans up even faster on the guitar volume knob because of the input signal being padded down now.
As you advance the DRIVE control this unit will morph into different Plexi era characteristics.. At the bottom of the sweep a nice JTM45 ish tone is present, roll back your volume knob on the guitar and the clipping goes away, just like the real thing! Advance the TONE control while turning up the DRIVE and all of a sudden you are in 68 PLEXI 100 land.. FULL ON JCM 800 ROAR when dimed!
And it still cleans up via pick attack and volume control at the guitar with humbuckers or single coils!!!!
This is one wicked pedal and has a uniquely modified mid range bark to it..
I highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for that HUGE, high gain, rippin, PLEXI tone that actually cleans up like the real deal..
Check out Lance Keltner’s video at the VIDEO tab above..
Balanced, medium gain overdrive to full on ROAR of a JCM 800
Great dynamic low end response and open mid-range BARK
Connectors: Input, Output, DC adapter
Power Supply: 9V battery operation or 9VDC adapter – NEGATIVE CENTER – 10mA draw