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Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal 

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The new `single channel` Carl Martin PlexiTone was designed in association with Pete Thorn, and is housed in a small pedal-board friendly housing wit...Click To Read More About This Product

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A simple stripped down version of the Pro Series Plexitone.

The new `single channel` Carl Martin PlexiTone was designed in association with Pete Thorn, and is housed in a small pedal-board friendly housing with 3 knobs and 1 switch. Apart from Pete's slight modifications that give this new pedal a tighter bottom-end and slightly softer high frequencies, it is exactly the same gain structure as the High Gain setting on the original Pro-Series PlexiTone. It just plays better with different amps. The single Plexi also incorporates the new DC-DC converter circuitry, so the pedal can be powered by a regulated 9V Power Supply but will still operate on the same +-12V level as the original AC powered PlexiTone. This allows Carl Martin to use the same high quality components which provide the same tone and headroom that make the CM Pro-Series stand out from the rest!

FEATURES
  • Designed in association with Pete Thorn
  • Pedalboard friendly
  • Tighter bottom-end and slightly softer high frequencies

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SPECIFICATIONS

PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Battery: The PlexiTone does not accept the use of battery, only external power supply.
    Power consumption: max. 62 mA
    Power supply: 9 V DC (regulated), 100 mA minimum, 2.1 mm female plug, center negative (-)
    Input: 1M Ohm
    Output: 200 Ohm
    S/N Ratio: 54 dB
    Dimensions: 4.72" (W) x 3.74" (D) x 2.2" (H)
    Weight: 0.94lb.
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Carl MartinPlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Compact (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By BigDaddyJM

from Ottawa Ont

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Amazing tone and fantastic versatility. Go from a low gain overdrive to insane Plexi on 11. Love this pedal. Will never leave my board.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Marshall in a box, just plain awesome!

    By Larry

    from Ardmore, PA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Like having an extra Marshall amp, sounds like the real deal. Compared it to some expensive tube amps, hard to tell the difference. 5 Stars!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT PEDAL!

      By Joe T.

      from Rochester, NY

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

        What a GREAT Pedal! I purchased this pedal because I watched some of the youtube videos on this pedal and they ALL sounded GREAT! Nice job Carl Martin! This has to be one of the BEST sounding pedals I've ever heard (and I own about 20 different distortion/overdrive pedals). It feels very amp like and very natural.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Distortion Goodness Galore

        By SpaceCaptainTom

        from Pittsburgh, PA

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I'm normally a player than plays clean and overdrive sounds, but recently started building a small pedalboard and been looking to round it out with additional effects that I didn't have yet. Upon reading the reviews here on this pedal and the enticement of an open box price I purchased it. I love it the moment I plugged it in and the gold sparkle housing looks awesome as well. Best distortion pedal I've ever heard.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I agree with everyone else

          By Would-be bluesman

          from Charlotte, NC

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

              What can I say that other people aren't saying? I combine this with an MXR Carbon Copy and a TC Hall of Fame through my fairly inexpensive amp, and I don't feel like I'm missing having a Marshall or an even more expensive boutique amp at all. It sounds great. I've probably cycled through about 5 dirt pedals prior to this one. This one just feels and sounds right to me, like there's no need for me to continue questing for perfection.

               
              5.0

              Big fan of the Carl Martin Plexitone!

              By Woz

              from Mantua, NJ

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I've had many OD and Distortion pedals.
                This is my 3rd Plexitone. Bought and sold the larger pedal 2x. I keep going back. This one is a keeper.

                 
                4.0

                Highly Recommended yet prefer Radial Tonebone Hot-British

                By Tone Seeker

                from Sacramento

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good tonal balance with a bit of sizzle on top
                • Has good high end fuzzy sizzle
                • Nice lively sound
                • Response feels like it has a nice compression
                • Responsive
                • Uncomplicated

                Cons

                • Limited tone controls
                • Not as good in the midrange as the Radial Pedals

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I compared this pedal to 4 other Marshall-in-a-box style pedals: The Radial Tonebone Hot-British, Radial Tonebone Plexitube, Wampler Plex-Drive, and Wampler Pinnacle. I definitely preferred this Carl Martin PlexiTone to both Wamplers, which I felt lacked low end. Ultimately settled on the Radial Tonebone Hot-British, which I feel has an especially amazing mid-range voicing, except you don't get that nice compression built in as with this Carl Martin Plexitone (an easy fix with the Carl Martin Compressor). In contrast this Carl Martin Plexitone is very alive sounding with a nice fuzzy sizzle in the high end (in a good way), as well as a nice compressed sound which thickened the attacks and made it feel very amp-like. However I felt it just wasn't quite as nice in the mid-range as the Radial Tonebone Hot-British for the kind of tones I was after. Of those five pedals, the Carl Martin Plexitone and Radial Tonebone are the ones worth trying out in my opinion.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Plexitone Distortion

                By bubbagm

                from Somewhere in the USA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Excellent pedal filled a specific need on my pedal board with just the right sound.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Marshall sound pedal

                  By frog erpel

                  from Petaluma

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Carl Martin PlexiTone Single Channel Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      very open, lots of grind, lots of distortion, more JCM800 than plexi though.
                      Awesome pedal

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