Wampler Plexi-Drive Mini Overdrive Pedal

This scaled-down mainstay from Wampler still has a big sound! Give any rig some British flavor and push your amp into a searing overdriven sound.
First there was the Plexi-Drive. Then there was the Plexi-Drive Deluxe. Now Wampler Pedals brings you the Plexi-Drive Mini.Brian has managed to fit an improved version of the original Plexi-Drive circuit into a miniature housing and even added some new features.

Since the early '60s, Marshall amplifiers have led the way in rock tones with legendary crunch and punchy bass response. Early rock legends such as: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Cream, and AC/DC helped in creating some of the most iconic rock tones ever and catapulted Marshall into legendary status. Like the original, the Plexi-Drive Mini's unique gain structure covers everything from Vintage '68 style Plexi tones to the all-out massive rock tones of a JTM-45 cranked to ten, or even eleven.

The Plexi Drive Mini features a special Bass Boost switch which emulates the tonal difference between a 4x12 and 2x12 speaker cab. The Mid Boost circuit switch, never featured on any previous Wampler Plexi style pedals, creates a warm throaty tube-like boost by tweaking several gain stages of the circuit at once. The combination of these switches with the Tone and Gain controls offer impressive tonal flexibility from a mini pedal.

Many players love to run Tumnus, Clarksdale and other OD type pedals into the Plexi-Drive or Plexi-Drive Deluxe. For the PLEXI DRIVE MINI Brian implemented gain stage and EQ changes within the circuit to approximate a similar response - the result is astounding.

Wampler-quality construction

Brian Wampler's attention to read more detail and commitment to designing the best and most player-friendly products out there are second to none. Those qualities are on full display within the Plexi-Drive Mini pedal. From the convenient pedalboard friendly small size, to its British inspired valve-like circuitry, the Plexi Drive Mini is all Wampler.

Features:

- High-grade components selected for their superior sound and response
- Famous Plexi Drive sound with custom Mid Boost circuit and classic Bass Boost circuit
- Volume, Gain, Tone controls
- True-bypass switching doesn't affect your tone when disengaged
- Dimensions: 1.5" x 3.5" x 1.5" (38.1mm x 88.9mm x 38.1mm) - height excludes knobs and switches
- Power draw: 1.4mA at 9v, 2.3mA at 18v
- 9v power jack -- DC supply only, no battery connection within
- Includes Wampler's limited 5-year warranty
- Built in USA
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): WAM PLEXIMINI
(1 ratings)
Submitted February 27, 2021 by brandon b in thornton, CO
"Ok Pedal"
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This pedal is ok. I am running it through a flat response Electro Harmonix 44 pedal power amp. This pedal is very well built. that said it is not and will not respond at all like a tube plexi. It doesn't have any real harmonics or sizzle and like most solid state it gets quite ice picky as you turn the volume up. I bought it to run though a pedal power amp to downsize, but i guess tube warmth and harmonics just cannot be replicated by transistors or digital. If you are running it through a tube amp you may get better results.
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I play 80s metal, classics 70s hard rock, and blues
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