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)