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That Pedal Show – Do You Think I’m Plexi? Wampler, Lovepedal, JHS, Fire & Rothwell

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Published on Sep 9, 2016
Duration:
0:44:24

In this episode Daniel and Mick compare five OD/distortion pedals all inspired by the fabled Marshall ‘Plexi’ sound. The pedal sounds and discussion begin at 08:49, so if you want to avoid all the preamble, go straight there.

The term ‘Plexi’ commonly refers to Marshall amps made from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s; non-master volume heads that featured a gold Plexiglas control panel. They include certain JTM45s (including ‘Bluesbreaker' combos) and of course the now legendary 50- and 100-watt Super Lead, Super bass and Major models. It’s a huge range of tonal ground when you consider that those amps lie at the heart of tones from Eric Clapton (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Cream), Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff, Edward Van Halen and many more, not to mention more recent stars including Joe Bonamassa and Eric Johnson.

How close can these pedals hope to get in evoking those all-time classic tones?

Pedals in this episode
• Wampler Plexi-Drive Deluxe
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2c9MK6F
USA: https://bit.ly/3nT89s5
Australia: http://bit.ly/2E85OSy

• Lovepedal Purple Plexi
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2c9Nskr
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Er7Tfa

• JHS Charlie Brown v4
UK: http://bit.ly/2crZxDv
USA: https://bit.ly/3cSyNLu
Australia: http://bit.ly/2PGfw3U

• Fire Custom Shop Carpe Diem
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2bWyJNK

• Rothwell Hellbender
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2c1jxKr

• Providence Chrono Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cw8jis

• Keeley 30ms Automatic Double Tracker
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2c9PbGw
USA: https://bit.ly/3EW1AKU
Australia: http://bit.ly/2rESYZp

As ever, all switching a routing is handled by TheGigRig G2. www.thegigrig.com

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
• Intro background and context: 00:00 to 08:49
• Today’s amps, Mesa Lone Star: 2:00
• Today’s amps, Victory Sheriff 44: 2:50
• What the hell is a ‘plexi' anyway? 3:20
• Victory Sheriff 44 gain range, amp only: 10:11
• Wampler Plexi-Drive Deluxe discussion and sounds: 12:38
• Lovepedal Purple Plexi discussion and sounds: 16:12
• JHS Charlie Brown discussion and sounds: 21:09
• Fire Custom Shop Carpe Diem discussion and sounds: 28:02
• Rothwell Hellbender discussion and sounds: 33:00
• Rounding up and closing thoughts: 41:44
• All on? Surely not… 42:37


Guitars in this episode
• Fender Mexico 1960s Reverse Headstock Stratocaster c2007
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard c2002
• Collings 290 DC S c2013

Amps this episode
• Mesa Lonestar head into 1x12 cab with Celestion G12-75 Creamback
• Victory The Sheriff 44 into V212VH cabinet
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2c34DXr
USA: http://bit.ly/2cRqtQz

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