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Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Level control
  • Sustain control
  • Hi-cut control
Description & Specs
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    $179.00
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    - $35.80
  • New Price:
    $14320

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Bluesy soft-clip and nasty hard-clip tube-style distortion, all in one effect pedal for a great price.

For many, many years you've basically had 2 choices for your overdrive and distortion pedals. You could either get "Soft-clipped" Bluesy, slightly compressed-type overdrive pedals, or you could get "Hard-Clipped" type distortion pedals.

Now, the Fulltone PlimSoul guitar effects pedal offers both distortion and overdrive for a great price.

The Fulltone PlimSoul guitar pedal has those softer, bluesey, compressed capabilities but also has a second stage that you can roll in with the turn of a little dial to add that firmer, crunchier, British output tube-style Distortion. What's more is you not only hear and feel it—you can see the Fulltone pedal reacting to your every mood via a fiery LED that glows brighter and dimmer depending on how distorted it is and how hard you're hitting it.

It's touch sensitive, cleans up with the guitar's volume control, sounds superb with either humbuckers or single coils. And with a 500kOhm input impedance and ideal super low 10K output impedance, the Fulltone PlimSoul plays nice with other effects pedals. It goes from very clean to very dirty, giving your tone a vast range of tonal control to customize to your liking.

The Fulltone overdrive/distortion pedal can blend both soft clip/hard clip distortion types, or isolate one or the other. The sound possibilities are truly endless.

This Fulltone guitar pedal offers extremely good sustain/feedback qualities, just the right amount of mids and bottom, great touch sensitivity, dynamics, and all those in-between shades available created using your guitar's volume control.

Features

  • Level control
  • Sustain control
  • Hi-cut control
  • Stage 23 dial
  • Footswitch

All this amazing control for a price that's too good to pass up. Order now!

 
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FulltonePlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beyond my expectations

    Wanted: a solid state upgrade to my old tube overdrive; a compact choice that was battery powered (and didn't eat them up). I am a fan of Fulltone pedals and found all...Read complete review

    Wanted: a solid state upgrade to my old tube overdrive; a compact choice that was battery powered (and didn't eat them up). I am a fan of Fulltone pedals and found all the solutions I needed with the quality I expect. But even though I also expect great sound from Fulltone products, this really impressed me. I had awesome tone right out of the box with however the knobs were when it was packed. Couldn't get a bad tone out of it. It's function is just as advertised. I use mostly non-master volume amps. With my Fender 2x10 Blackface it can get British stack-like with the 2nd stage to add the high end bite (but no sizzle), and something else in the circuit seems to naturally fatten the low end. With the second stage off, my blackface sounded more 4X10 tweed deluxe-like, lotta rumble & fullness but still with good mid-range based attack. With a 1X12 boutique Fender-type design, it has a well rounded classic rock tone too. Played well with my solid state amp too. Can get squealy if the second stage is pushed too far in some amp settings. You might want that; I know I'll probably use it. And it sounded great with all the classic types of guitars in my collection. Minor adjustments were all that were needed to fine tune Strat vs Gibson use, for example. After getting the PlimSoul in the rig I have felt renewed enthusiasm for just sitting at home with the amp, playing on my own; I found it inspiring. For classic rock and blues applications it has the right range of sound. I like the dark purple color and the battery hatch on the back. It's also quiet: surprisingly little background hum for a distortion pedal, even with a 40 watt tube amp wound up most of the way. I am very pleased

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    From a Lead guitar players view

    I was impressed by the full chording and the touch sensitivity. The lead response is good but I had to boost the mids through an EQ to stand out when playing live. Also,...Read complete review

    I was impressed by the full chording and the touch sensitivity. The lead response is good but I had to boost the mids through an EQ to stand out when playing live. Also, the low,bottom this pedal has also needed EQ'ing out. By itself, I wouldn't recommend it except for rhythm players. Through a small combo,this might be good because the lack of low end an midrange prence in smaller combos would benifit from this pedal.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good stuff!

    By G

    from New Jersey

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is the first Fulltone pedal that I have ever owned. I must say that I am extremely happy with it. The tones you can get out of this pedal go anywhere from a dirty clean to hard rock crunch. I would recommend this overdrive pedal over any overdrive pedal I have seen on the market or used. It is built sturdy and has great tonal qualities. I am currently playing it through an AC 15 with a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 SE.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great OD/DISTORTION pedal for all

      By Jason

      from Palmyra,PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is the best overdrive I have ever used. I use it to push my Vox AC4C1. It's high quality and you can tell from the sounds that come out of it. IT makes my amp come alive like its cranked.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Pedal

          By nateh107

          from Maine

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is a good solid versatile OD/Distortion .I like this pedal but was not as blown away as I thought I may be with a pedal in this price range . I have 5 other Fulltone Pedals and love them all I just expected a little more magic for the money on this one .That being said this pedal has some good tones , for me it excels with the humbuckers on my les paul and is best for lead tones not as good for rythms.Single coils are just ok with this pedal and again lead tones excel not so much for the rytym stuff , all in all it has its applications , built well and looks cool .

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfection

            By Lifeson Is God

            from Houston, Tx

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I own many many many distortion pedals, but I've now taken them all of my board. The Plimsoul is as close to perfection as i have experienced. It is warm, full, thick, yet has some bite and edge. It is not too much distortion but I can make it squeal anytime I want. Very touch responsive, cleans up with your volume knob, gives nice and nasty. , This with humbuckers and a Marshall stack is as close to the EVH brown sound as I have been so far.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                From a Lead guitar players view

                By RockerDuck

                from Marietta, Ga.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Control
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • Lacks Midrange
                • Lead Notes Buried In Mix

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Crunchy Rhythm
                • Performances
                • Power Chords

                Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I was impressed by the full chording and the touch sensitivity. The lead response is good but I had to boost the mids through an EQ to stand out when playing live. Also, the low,bottom this pedal has also needed EQ'ing out. By itself, I wouldn't recommend it except for rhythm players. Through a small combo,this might be good because the lack of low end an midrange prence in smaller combos would benifit from this pedal.

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Not a one trick pony

                By AB763

                from California

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Two Gain Stages
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  This pedal sounds fantastic. I've used it with a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Twin Reverb, Deluxe Reverb, Vox AC30c2, and it's sounded great with every one.
                  I love the second gain stage. It adds a nice throatiness and sounds like natural tube style distortion. If you play blues, you can roll stage 2 all the way back, and put stage one halfway up for a nice creamy sound. If you want a nice crunchy rock sound, turn up stage two. This is not a one trick pony. It's built like all fulltone pedals, best components, high quality jacks and switches, and true bypass in a heavy duty metal casing. It may be more pricey than the OCD, but it's worth the extra money for the versatility.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beyond my expectations

                  By Purplecarrot Productions

                  from midwest

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Wanted: a solid state upgrade to my old tube overdrive; a compact choice that was battery powered (and didn't eat them up). I am a fan of Fulltone pedals and found all the solutions I needed with the quality I expect. But even though I also expect great sound from Fulltone products, this really impressed me. I had awesome tone right out of the box with however the knobs were when it was packed. Couldn't get a bad tone out of it. It's function is just as advertised. I use mostly non-master volume amps. With my Fender 2x10 Blackface it can get British stack-like with the 2nd stage to add the high end bite (but no sizzle), and something else in the circuit seems to naturally fatten the low end. With the second stage off, my blackface sounded more 4X10 tweed deluxe-like, lotta rumble & fullness but still with good mid-range based attack. With a 1X12 boutique Fender-type design, it has a well rounded classic rock tone too. Played well with my solid state amp too. Can get squealy if the second stage is pushed too far in some amp settings. You might want that; I know I'll probably use it. And it sounded great with all the classic types of guitars in my collection. Minor adjustments were all that were needed to fine tune Strat vs Gibson use, for example. After getting the PlimSoul in the rig I have felt renewed enthusiasm for just sitting at home with the amp, playing on my own; I found it inspiring. For classic rock and blues applications it has the right range of sound. I like the dark purple color and the battery hatch on the back. It's also quiet: surprisingly little background hum for a distortion pedal, even with a 40 watt tube amp wound up most of the way. I am very pleased

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great tones, versatile, fun to tweak.

                  Pros

                  • A great versatile pedal
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy to use
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Great tones
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Practicing in my bedroom

                    Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I bought my Plimsoul from Guitar Center around the same time I bought my other 2 Fulltones (the OCD and Fat Boost-3). Like the Fulltone OCD and Fat Boost 3, the Plimsoul is very fun to use and very transparent. It doesn't color one's tone too much (I mean this in a good way). The ability to choose between 'clipping' sounds ('clipping' is explained in the instructions for this pedal). When both 'clipping' settings are on full, interesting fuzz tones can be accessed! I tend to keep the "Stage 2" knob(hard 'clipping') all the way off as I prefer the creamy, "Woman Tone"esque sounds. A fun pedal to play with and experiment with!

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Pedal

                    Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Like it a lot
                    I have had this for several months now and it won' be leaving my pedalbaord anytime soon. I have a Version 3 OCD which I liked a lot - the Plimsoul has more balls than the OCD, more range and more tonal combinations - I run with 18v and it rocks.

                    I have a Fender Twin and a Mark V, and it is well suited for both, and it works well with other pedals.

                    Super versatile, from mild overdrive to full tilt ACDC and to SRV and everything in between. Great harmonics and built like a tank. Fulltone has some great pedals and a few that are so-so, the Plimsoul is one of their best pedals. Highly recommended.
                    Fulltone Quality has always been good in my experience
                    Some say its pricey - NOT... It's not as expensive as many competing pedals, and it offers a wide range of tone, so I think it's a good bang for the buck

                    Comment on this review

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Missing link between Fuzz Face and Rat

                    Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This pedal replaces my original LPB-1 and my 1980s RAT. It definitely plays differently with different guitars (but that's a good thing; it tweaks to accomodate my LP goldtop through a 1 channel tweed amp, and even single-coils through a hi-gain 3 channel 50w boutique head). I'm getting a ZVex Distortron to put in front of it and rain destruction down on my foes. Did I mention it's quiet when switching and comes with a cool sticker?
                    Level, 'Sustain', Hi-cut; same three knobs as you're used to (by those or any other names). The coolest thing about this unit is the little 4th dial: it goes from OD/fuzz to distort-o-tone as you turn clockwise. Muff-tone on the left, blend in the middle, Rat-tone(s) on the right. There are no tone-shaping knobs other than the treble roll-off (hi-cut), but since this unit works best saturating a tube amp's clean channel, your bass/mid/hi/presence amp controls get all the shape you need.
                    Durable; pedalboard-worthy unit.
                    It ain't cheap, but it does the job of two different pedals at once.

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