From Wampler: The Plextortion is a distortion pedal that was originally designed to emulate a “JCM800®” with Celestion Greenbacks (If you think of those great tones from Back in Black era AC/DC, all the way through to (post DLR) Van Halen, Dokken, Ratt, Guns'N'Roses and all those amazing 80's rock “cranked Marshall” tones). It has a very brown sounding distortion, in a way, quite similar to our
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.
I've noticed that some guys like play their distortion pedals that emulate Marshall tones THROUGH a Marshall. Let's be honest - I can play a chorus pedal through a Marshall and get a very “Marshally” sounding chorus pedal... In my opinion this isn't a fair or accurate representation of a pedal. Because of this, I record my clips and videos through everyday affordable guitars and amps in order to be as accurate as possible.
High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
Completely true bypass
Battery connection and 9v DC negative-center power jack
Ultra-bright LED for ease of use
Purple/black/silver sparkle in color
5 knobs - gain, volume, bass, treble, mids
1 toggle switch adds in presence and clarity if needed