Gamechanger Audio Plasma Overdrive / Distortion Pedal

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The PLASMA PEDAL is a revolutionary approach within the realm of overdrive and distortion, as it is a new and previously unexplored method of achieving signal clipping. Instead of using LED circuits, transistors or vacuum tubes to produce overdrive, the PLASMA PEDAL transforms your instrument's live signal into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges within a xenon-filled tube. In essence, you are playing a bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analog audio signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with TONS of unique character!

Features

NATURAL NOISE-GATE
By maxing out the BLEND knob you can achieve a fully wet signal, produced only by the gas-discharge tube. This means that as soon as you stop playing, the electrical discharge within the gas-filled tube is interrupted, and the pedal will not produce any output signal at all. This feature allows you to achieve extreme contrasts between individual notes, by eliminating all of the in-between noises created by the instrument's pick-ups or by humming strings. Thanks to this, PLASMA PEDAL is extremely well suited for playing heavy riffs or sharp staccato solos. Really there's nothing like it!

UNIQUE HARMONIC SATURATION
PLASMA PEDAL converts your instrument's signal into a rapid series of electric discharges, which results in a large amount of non-linear harmonic saturation that causes extremely rich and responsive attacks, and brings out screechingly sharp overtones and harmonics. These harmonic artifacts, produced as a byproduct of the high-voltage discharge are uncommon in traditional signal amplification, and therefore PLASMA Pedal's distortion is unlike anything you have heard before.

EXTREMELY WIDE EQ
The PLASMA PEDAL loses the original DRY input signal and creates a new signal from fluctuations in the electromagnetic field surrounding the gas-discharge tube. This bringa out an extremely wide range of frequencies that are often beyond the instrument's capabilities.

CRUSH ANY SOUND
PLASMA PEDAL is designed primarily for guitarists, but it is also an awesome distortion tool for all sorts of electronic beats, synths and live instrument samples. As you max up the VOLTAGE knob, you can add satisfying amounts of electrical buzz to any sound.

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
It?s SICK! It CRACKLES! It?s like playing LIGHTNING! The promo videos do a great job of showcasing the sound you will get out of this. If you are intrigued by the tone you will not be disappointed. As much fun to play as it is to look at. I placed quality at 4.5 as the plastics used for the knobs and window over the xenon tube aren?t the greatest. I should say mine was purchased through the indiegogo campaign so maybe the production has since changed. But the housing is solid and overall it?s a great looking pedal, even before you add in the insanity of the xenon filled tube.
Posted by dAn on May 7, 2019
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PLASMA PEDAL by Gamechanger Audio
PLASMA PEDAL

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