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Tech 21 Hot-Rod-Plexi Analog Distortion Pedal

Hot-rod your tone with this pedal. Run it Stock for classic plexi tones, or switch to Hot for an extra 12AX7 pre-amp gain stage and up to 28dB of boost. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Tech 21 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.

Check out the Classic Plexi tone the Hot-Rod can deliver:


FEATURES:

- 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

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Tech 21 products.
- Actual size: 3.75" x 4.75" x 2.0"
- Weight: 12 oz.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 2 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 973-777-6996
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Tech 21 Hot Rod Plexi"
Overall: This pedal gets me closer to the sound of a Plexi amp than any pedal or amp modeler I've ever used and I've used plenty. This pedal has become my "preamp", and my amp now acts as a power amp that goes to a load box/speaker simulator, to my Intellifex and finally to my Carvin headphone amp (I live in an apartment). This pedal doesn't employ a speaker sim like their Character pedals, and for some reason I think that factors in as why it sounds better than the British Character pedal. I set the gain a lot lower than those guys on the demo's to get that light crunch that is so hard to get on other pedals/digital amps. I also turn down the Tone and raise the Punch controls and this gets me that Page sound.I almost never touch the Hot switch and control, I just don't need more gain than the classic side. One thing I don't like is the controls are to touchy. Turn them just a smudge and it can change the sound a lot. This means if your settings get moved by accident, you can have a hard time getting them back. For someone in my position this really fits the bill.
Style of Music: everything except rap
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