Wampler Plexi-Drive Deluxe
We are thrilled to receive the first stock of the new Plexi-Drive Deluxe. As huge fans of the original standard Plexi-Drive it was exciting to hear of the ‘extras’ on the new Plexi-Drive Deluxe. Most notably the inclusion of an active 3-band EQ. This has increased how versatile the pedal is, making it very easy to shape the pedal to the JTM-45 tone you are looking for.
The EQ controls are particularly important on overdrive pedals and are usually passive on most products. Although they affect the sound, it is often very hard to push them enough. Wampler have used an active tone stack which is extremely responsive making this far more versatile. Brian’s incredible ear for tone has meant the frequencies of the tone stack are perfect for anyone after the classic tones of the JTM-45.
Since the early 60’s, Marshall Amplifiers® have lead the way in rock tones with its legendary tight overdrive and coveted bass response. Early rock legends such as: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Cream, and AC/DC helped lead the way in creating some of the most iconic rock tones ever produced and catapulted Marshall® into rock legendary status.
The Plexi-Drive Deluxe, is a direct descendent of the Plexi-Drive Standard but with a few upgraded features. Like the original, the Plexi-Drive Deluxe’s unique gain structure can cover everything from Vintage ‘68 style Plexi tones to the all out massive rock tones of a JTM-45® cranked to ten, or even eleven…
With the addition of an all-new active 3 band Bass/Mids/Treble EQ stack – you can now have even more tonal control. With the bass boost option, you can emulate the feeling of the low-end thump of a 4x12” cabinet (or two) at the flick of a switch. The bass boost will allow you to dial in your low end at lower volume gigs or at bedroom volume levels. Along with the bass switch, We added a bright switch to add highs – which makes changing from bright to dark guitars a breeze. The Plexi-Drive Deluxe also features a one knob, pre-gain boost soft click switch that is voiced like that “famous overdrive with pronounced mids” – to help push your leads in to overdrive.
To this day, the original Plexi-Drive is still one Brian’s favorite pedals and never left his personal pedal board. For a man who is said to be never satisfied with his tone, the Plexi-Drive has stayed with him throughout and is still inspiring him gig after gig, the Deluxe is taking on that tradition and running with it.
The Plexi-Drive Deluxe will fill your Marshall® void and give you the crunch, response, boost and feeling that your rig begs for. Whether you are playing sold out shows or rocking out by yourself – the Plexi-Drive Deluxe will take your tone and allow you to create your own flavor of rock!
Your search for the perfect M.I.A.B. (Marshall® in a Box) can finally be over.