Gamechanger Audio has put lightning in a box. Literally!
The follow up of the innovative Plus Pedal is yet another highly unique device among the first of its kind.
The Plasma Pedal uses electrical discharges instead of the standard silicon or germanium transistors found in other overdrive pedals, resulting in a ton of rich harmonic saturation. In other words, this pedal can rage!
The Plasma Pedal can completely crush, having very similar characteristics to signal choking or dying battery effects found in fuzz pedals. In order to engage this noise gate simply max out the blend knob. 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 noise created by the instrument’s pick-ups or by humming strings.
The Plasma Pedal is extremely well suited for playing heavy doom metal or sharp staccato solos. The 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.
If you love the sound of this pedal and want to get even more of it, remember that Rogue Guitar Shop has eurorack modules! Be sure to check out Gamechanger Audio's Plasma Drive eurorack because this sound is not just for guitarists. This is a great tool for drums, synths and whatever else you can dream up.
For further info on the Plasma Pedal or if you are looking to pick one up, contact Michael at the shop or jump on chat and we will hook you up!