Carl Martin Single Plexitone Pedal
The new `single channel` Carl Martin PlexiTone was designed in association with Session supremo and Guitar “gun for Hire” 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 and its cheaper!
The single Plexi also incorporates Carl-Martin’s all new DC-DC converter circuitry. This means that 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…with no loss of tone! This has allowed Carl-Martin to use the same high quality components which provide the same tone and headroom that make the Carl-Martin Pro-Series stand out from the rest!
The Level knob adjusts the overall level of the PlexiTone. By adjusting this knob (in conjunction with the gain) you can match or exceed the bypass signal for rhythm or solo work. The Drive knob adjusts the amount of overdrive, from light crunch; at full counter-clockwise, to full, fat overdrive with loads of sustain at full clockwise….and everything in between.
Regardless of the amount of overdrive, the PlexiTone always produces those great British tones that seem to cut right through the mix in both live and recording sessions. The Bypass switch button which switches the PlexiTone ON or OFF features an active buffered output so you don’t lose any signal in long cable runs across stage or when used with a Wireless system!
The Tone knob on the PlexiTone is actually a High Cut Filter. With the knob set at full clockwise you have access to the full bandwidth of frequencies. As you turn the knob counter clockwise, you begin to filter out the high frequencies which allows you to fine tune your tone regardless of which guitar/pickup you are using…simply brilliant!