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Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Regular 888365938196 (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Compact (7)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Veritable "Does It All" Pedal

By Silvercrow

from South Eastern Pa.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Nuanced
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere Overdrive-Distortion Needed
    • Performances
    • Recording

    Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've been a big fan of Klon / Klon-Type overdrives for many years, but my repertoire has expanded recently (at 60 years of age!) I've desired to have a pedal that goes into distortion more. I've personally never been a fan of tubescreamer style pedals, favoring transparent/ mid-scooped sounds for my style / type of music. The advent of no "bee ess" pedal reviews on Youtube (That Pedal Show, and the like) have been a boon to me in searching for additions for my sound shaping needs. So, to cut to the chase, after careful (and fun) research, I decided on a "2-in-1" pedal. It came down to the Analogman King of Tone and the Plimsoul. The wait / cost for the King of Tone pedal aside, I really felt the Plimsoul would fill my needs better, as it seemed the Plimsoul would go deeper into "distortionland" than the K.O.T. So, I ordered the Plimsoul and have been thoroughly enjoying it! Keeping in mind tone is SO subjective and that these are my opinions; It works equally well with single coils as well as humbucker equipped guitars (in my case American Standard Strat and Gibson Les Paul w/ 490 / 498s). My primary amp is a PTP Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb (Allessandro modded) and Fender Mustand III v2. (YES, the Plim works VERY WELL with the Mustang on the Fender Deluxe and Bassman settings, IMO). The Plimsoul easily does a great overdrive, Marshall Plexi style and Dumble style overdrive. I should probably note I play and write Classic Rock, Blues and venture into Pink Floyd and Led Zep territory. Although this pedal is not as transparent as my Archer, it does have the desired (for me) slightly scooped mids and enough transparency to keep me happy. "Rich, Full and Convincing" are three descriptors I'd use for the Plimsoul. It will EASILY take you into harmonic feedback and can make my 1x12" amps sound huge- even with my Strat. I am still experimenting with cascading the Archer into the Plim so will not comment right now- although prospects seem VERY GOOD! Absolutely recommend

     
    5.0

    Boutique quality

    By Bruce Kerr

    from Vandalia, Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I purchased the Plimsoul and feel that it exceeds the OCD by a longshot! Who doesn't want more right? It's really two pedals in one. A mild smooth overdrive until you engage the stage two knob that really covers all the bases! I love mine, and enjoy watching the blinking stage 2 led red light when slightly engaged. It sounds very good at all gain levels. Also the Plimsoul is very easy to dial in your tone with the hi-cut knob etc. I have used it at shows and it sounded great! I'm proud to own one as I am constantly trying to upgrade my gear. Have fun and stay safe!

       
      5.0

      One of the best overdrive distortion pedal

      By Stan

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The Plimsoul is probably the best Overdrive distortion pedal I've ever owned. With the sustain control and Stage 2 distortion you can get a variety of tones in low and high volumes. From smooth-sounding distortion to hard Rock or metal sound. It's very responsive to the smallest adjustment. I just love the sound.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Versatile, Tube Like, Dynamic, Huge range of drive tones, A+

      By C Bass

      from Springfield, MO

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances

        Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This is the only distortion/higher gain overdrive that has stayed on my board for long at all. Every other distortion pedal is overcompressed and synthetic sounding to my ears. I have tried the DS1, analog man DS1, two TC Electronic distortions and a few more. The plimsoul has a very organic sound, simple controls, small profile, and a very wide range of drive tones. You can easily go from cleanish colored boost to Tube screamer territory, all the way to early 70s era metal tones. If you plug it into a dirty tube amp (I have a blues deluxe) you can easily hit metal territory, even modern metal. I've had this for just a little while and I'm already considering selling a boost and a drive pedal because this pedal does their jobs only better. The pedal is not transparent though, but this is a good thing for sure. It enhances your tone in a rather subtle, yet noticeable way. The first drive channel has a rather noticeable mid hump, but not as extreme as any ts variant, it has a right and thumping bottom end and plenty of jangly highs. The second stage is a bit rounded with less mids and a fat bottom end and mellower highs. The two stages are similar but also opposites in a way, so they compliment each other remarkably well. You can tell that a lot of work went into finding the perfect time for both stages because the sound of them mixed is as close to perfection as I've ever found in a higher gain pedal. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a moderate to higher gain overdrive. It isn't capable of metal on its own but if you stack it or feed it into a dirty amp it's possible. But, if you're after a perfect classic rock, blues, or any genre where a cranked Marshall would do you good then you will love this pedal. It does low and high gain remarkably well, you couldn't dial a sour tone in if you tried. You aren't going to find a pedal this versatile that sounds this good anywhere else for under 200$. Don't even think about it anymore, but one, you won't regret it!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Oh so very good

        By Matan

        from New York, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Greasy Drive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fulltone PlimSoul Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Its a very cool pedal.
          I have a TS808 and a distortion plus and this one goes all the way from gentle to hairy and thick lush distortion.
          In a single coil guitar you can get that semi driven sound (clean with a bit of filth) more easily that with a les paul.
          all in all - A great great pedal

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good stuff!

          By The Classic 76

          from NJ

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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.

            (3 of 4 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.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Pedal

                By Nateh107

                from Northern New England

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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 .

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfection

                  By Lifeson Is God

                  from Houston, Tx

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                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

                      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      From a Lead guitar players view

                      By Rockerduck

                      from Marietta, Ga.

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      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.

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