Wampler Pedals - Plexi Drive British Overdrive
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 Amplifiers ® into rock legendary status.
With these huge influential musicians and tones in mind, Brian Wampler sat down and designed a pedal that could help him produce the same guitar tones of some of his rock heroes – without costing him an arm and a leg by shelling out the money for a vintage Marshall® stack. Enter the Plexi-Drive.
The Plexi-Drive’s unique gain structure is capable of running the tonal rock gamut! From bluesy style 18-watt Marshall tones to the all out massive rock tones of a JTM-45® cranked to ten (or 11), the Plexi-Drive can handle it all with ease. 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.
To this day, the Plexi-drive is still one Brian’s favorite pedals and never leaves 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.
Your search for the perfect M.I.A.B. (Marshall® in a Box) can finally be over. The Plexi-Drive will give you the crunch, response, and feeling that your rig begs for. Whether you are playing sold out shows or rocking out by yourself – the Plexi-Drive will inspire you to create your own flavor of rock!
• Handbuilt in the U.S.A.
• High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
• Completely true bypass
• Power draw: 4mA
• Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
• JFET circuitry mimics tube gain, response, and sound of an old Plexi style amp
• 3 Knobs: tone, volume, and gain
• Bass boost switch to add 4x12” thump
• 2.5” x 4.5” x 1.5" in size (63.5mm x 114.3mm 38.1mm) - height excludes knobs and switches