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Wampler Plextortion Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Plextortion is a distortion pedal that was originally designed to emulate a “JCM800®” with Celestion Greenbacks Think of those great tones from B...Read More

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A compact pedal that delivers huge '80s rock tone.

The Plextortion is a distortion pedal that was originally designed to emulate a “JCM800®” with Celestion Greenbacks Think of those great tones from Back in Black era AC/DC, all the way through to Van Halen, Dokken, Ratt, Guns'N'Roses and all those amazing 80's rock tones. It has a very brown sounding distortion, in a way, quite similar to the Pinnacle pedal.

It differs from the Pinnacle in that it is a tighter distortion, more like pre amp tube distortion where the pinnacle is a bit looser, more like power tube distortion. This difference, although hardly noticeable to your average person, is hugely important when looking for “that” sound. Never before has a pedal given that high gain tone that would appear to be pre-amp driven and power-amp driven.

FEATURES
  • Hand made in the U.S.A.
  • 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)
  • 5 knobs - gain, volume, bass, treble, mids giving you complete tonal control
  • 1 toggle switch adds in presence and clarity if needed

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SPECIFICATIONS

Plextortion Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Power draw: 12mA
  • 2.50" x 4.50" (63.5mm x 114.3mm)
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WamplerPlextortion Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

Tighter Version of the Wampler Pinnacle

Comments about Wampler Plextortion Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Plextortion is the little sister to the Wampler Pinnacle. If you have tried the Pinnacle and not liked the boom boom on the strings and want a tighter Marshall sound that will emulate the 80's sound of Ratt and other bands then buy this.

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5.0

Wampler Plextortion

By Darryl

from West Newton, PA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Marshall Sound

Comments about Wampler Plextortion Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This product does exactly what it claims to do - it gives you the Marshall JCM800 sound from the 80's. I'm running this pedal through a Fender Deluxe Reverb and with either a Les Paul or a Strat you'd swear I was playing through a JCM800 stack if you didn't see my amp.

This pedal is not a one-trick pony though. By employing the Vintage/Modern switch it's possible to get "Plexi" like tones as well. Its three band EQ section makes it possible to dial in many different tones.

This pedal works best for medium to high gain overdriven/distortion tones. Think "Marshall in a Box". This is not suited to low gain, bluesy tones.

The only downside to this pedal is its price, which is rather expensive. That being said though, you get what you pay for. This pedal, like all the other Wampler pedals I own, is built with solid, no-compromise construction. Everything from the paint on the case to the internal wiring is top notch.

I would highly recommend this pedal to anyone looking for that 80's Marshall sound. This is an outstanding product.

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5.0

DeMartini in a box is more like it!

By jlew

from memphis, tn

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  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Wampler Plextortion Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I'm a big 80s hair metal fan and this pedal is the last i'll ever need for that sound. it's sort of meant for that, anyways. even the handbook has presets for George Lynch tone, and Warren Demartini tone... that should say enough about the tone of this thing. it also has a softer side, but by that i mean an Angus Young side (again in the handbook). it's just great from Plexi to JCM800 sounds. It cleans up well with the guitar volume knob and really does act and sound like an amp. No modeller can touch wamplers "amp in a box" series. They are all great. this one is sparkly purple (again with the 80s theme).

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