The Hot-Rod Plexi pedal is inspired by vintage amps of the same nickname. While those hulking stacks are known to sound best at ear-bleed levels, this pedal can painlessly transform your existing amp without pulling a muscle or mandatory rig cranking. With the Hot-Rod Plexi, you can completely change the personality of a clean amp or use it as an instant mod to a dirty amp.
In Stock mode, it’s as if you have the signal path from the input jack to the speaker jack (without the speaker emulation) of a stock ‘68 Plexi. Hot engages an extra “12AX7” pre-amp gain stage. With its own level control, Hot can kick in up to 28dB of pre-amp boost --a pretty insane amount of gain.
|Portions of our SansAmp technology have been incorporated into the Hot-Rod Plexi to generate organic tube amp distortion characteristics|
|Tone is a very musical, specialized low pass filter that cuts the high end without losing mids or getting muddy|
|Drive adjusts the overall amount of gain and overdrive, similar to when the output section of a tube amp is being pushed.|
|Punch is a wide-band mid-range EQ that gradually changes its bandwidth with the amount of cut or boost.|
|1/4-inch high-impedance input.|
|1/4-inch low impedance output|
|Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuator|
|100% analog circuitry.|
|Actual size: 3.75" x 4.75" x 2.0"|
|Weight: 12 oz.|
|Operable with 9V battery (not included) or optional DC power supply (Tech 21 Model #DC2)|