The Fulltone PlimSoul Overdrive is finally available for purchase (though availability is still somewhat limited)! It’s a great sounding OD/Distortion pedal, but what makes it unique is the ability to have soft and hard clipping or combination of both in a single unit. You can also see the second stage with a LED indicator light (very similar to the Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire) which reacts.
Here is what Fulltone has to say about this pedal:
For many, many years you’ve basically had 2 choices for your Overdrive;/Distortion pedals… You could either get “Soft-clipped” Bluesy, slightly compressed, (Toob Screemer, FD2, etc etc etc etc etc etc) type Overdrive pedals… or you could get “Hard-Clipped” (OCD, Distortion+, Boss DS-1, etc etc etc etc etc etc) type Distortion pedals.
What if there was a pedal that offered both?
There is now…. Fulltone PlimSoul
PlimSoul has those Softer Bluesey, Compressed capabilities but also has a Second Stage that you can roll in with the turn of a little dial to add that firmer, crunchier, British output tube style Distortion! What’s more is you not only hear and feel it…you can SEE the pedal reacting to your every mood via a firey LED that glows brighter and dimmer depending on how distorted it is and how hard you’re hitting it.
Touch sensitive? Doesn’t get any better.
Clean up with the guitar’s volume control? More than any, yes, even more than the OCD.
Good with Humbuckers as well as Single coils? Yep.
Does it play nice with other pedals? Yes, it has an Ideal 500K Input Impedance, ideal super low 10K output impedance.
How dirty does it get? VERY dirty, the dirtiest pedal I make…but gets very clean as well.
Can I blend the 2 types of Distortion? Yes, and you can have ONLY Soft clipped or ONLY Hard Clipped 🙂
In a Nutshell? Extremely good Sustain/Feedback qualities, just the right amount of Mids, bottom, Great touch sensitivity, dynamics, and all those in-between shades available when you know how to use your guitar’s volume control.
Here is a video by gearmanndude that shows what this pedal is all about. You can clearly hear the soft vs hard clipping in there. Good stuff.
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