Another New Guitar Pedal

At first, I thought that this was just another April Fools joke. But the website looks legit even if the concept seems a bit unusual.

The Plasma Pedal. As noted on their website:

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!

Here is their promo video:

2 replies
  1. Rob
    Rob says:

    Hi, Richard, hope all is well as the countdown continues!

    I had never heard of this pedal (like a lot of things I learn from your blog), however, after listening to the video clip, I must admit I find the sound quite thin. And the choice of repetitive single note/chords is quite boring and a bit painful to listen to. I would have thought a promo video for a new guitar pedal would be a bit better than that, showing a good range of overdrive to distortion, etc.

    Well, that said, I will not be adding this to the stable. The bagpipe one, though is terrific. I have two 😉


    • Richard Cleaver
      Richard Cleaver says:

      I thought it was an April Fools joke at first. Apparently not. And, yes, that promo video did not help much. I found it a bit unpleasant to listen to.

      The bagpipe pedal has been awesome though. Love that sound 🙂


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