The new single channel Carl Martin PlexiTone was designed in association with Pete Thorn, and is housed in a small pedal-board friendly housing with 3 knobs and 1 switch. Apart from Pete’s slight modifications that give this new pedal a tighter bottom-end and slightly softer high frequencies, it is exactly the same gain structure as the High Gain setting on the original Pro-Series PlexiTone….it just plays better with different amps.
The single Plexi also incorporates our new DC-DC converter circuitry, so the pedal can be powered by a regulated 9V Power Supply but will still operate on the same +-12V level as the original AC powered PlexiTone. This allows us to use the same high quality components which provide the same tone and headroom that make the CM Pro-Series stand out from the rest!
The Level knob adjusts the overall level of the Plexi-
Tone. By adjusting this knob (in conjunction with the
gain) you can match or exceed the bypass signal for
rhythm or solo work.
The Drive knob adjusts the amount of overdrive, from
light crunch; at full counter-clockwise, to full, fat overdrive
with loads of sustain at full clockwise…. and
everything in between. Regardless of the amount of
overdrive, the PlexiTone always produces those great
Brittish tones that seem to cut right through the mix in
both live and recording sessions.
The Tone knob on the PlexiTone, is a high cut filter.
With the knob set at full clockwise, you enjoy the
full bandwidth of frequencies, so as you turn the
knob counter clockwise, you start to filter out the
high frequencies. This allows you to fine tune your
tone regardless of which guitar/pickup you are
using. You might find at high gain settings that
reducing the highs will tighten up the sound, and at
lower gain settings, the high frequencies will add
some bite and crispness to your notes.