Fulltone Plimsoul

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Dave, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Dave

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    Just picked up a Plimsoul.

    Wow!

    That is all.
     
  2. djy8131

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    Love mine too! I have it stacked with an amp 11
     
  3. bwires

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    Tell us more?
     
  4. Dave

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    :) Sure.

    I like how you can dial in soft and hard clipping. It will do smooth, liquid distortion, or percussive, tight, aggressive distortion, or anything in between. For the first time I am actually considering having two of the same pedal on my board. One Plimsoul for rhythm/crunch and another for leads/distortion.

    I really like the clarity. So many OD/distortion pedals smear everything into a wall of noise at higher gain settings. This is a huge issue for me. The Plimsoul has outstanding clarity, even at high gain settings.

    I like how it's voiced. Just the right amount of mids for my taste/needs. Tight low end and the tone control works well. It's fairly dynamic. Doesn't clean up quite as well as the OCD in my opinion, but it's close.

    I just love the way it sounds and feels. I have been through a lot of OD/distortion pedals in my life and, honestly, of the dozens I've had maybe two or three have stood out. This one really stands out. Lots of pedals sound great when I'm playing by myself, but very few work as well as the Plimsoul in a live band, and that's what it's all about for me.
     
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    It's a good pedal. I didn't like other Fulltone OD pedals as they seemed far better with single coils and I'm a 335 man. The Plimsoul rocks.
     
  6. solitaire

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    Great pedal the Plim. Just enough roughnes for blues with the soft clipping stage engaged and plenty of hard clipping available should you require. No nasty midrange either. Nice with the FB3 and Catalyst too. Unfortunately haven't made it work well with the OCD but these pedals in themselves are great by any means.
     
  7. Dropebox

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    I'm really enjoying my Plimsoul too. I'm stacking with an Lovepedal Od11.

    is one of the few pedals that can really make low gain and high gain convincingly.

    particularly think it cleans up very well with the volume knob.

    If I could just have one pedal, certainly would be the plimsoul.
     
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    Great review Dave, thanks. I've been eying a Plimsoul for a while and I think I'm ready to take the plunge. Thought I would use my OCD for lighter gain stuff and the Plimsoul for heavier gain needs.

    Any thoughts on boosting for solos? Boost pedal? In front/behind the Plimsoul? Guitar volume knob?

    Thanks again!
     
  9. br91

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    With the Plimsoul I have used a Boost RVB afterwards, or a Corona Chorus afterwards. Can try a delay for extra ring distortion also.

    Green Rhino at less than half distortion before or Pharaoh fuzz after work well also.

    The Elements before probably not any better than with OCD, but it is usable to me.

    Does not work well with a CM-2 before.
     
  10. Dave

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    That's exactly what I'm doing. I'm using a Vox AC30 set at the edge of breaking up.

    I'm not much of a stacker, just using the Plimsoul by itself for leads/distortion. It cleans up fairly well with the guitar's volume control, as I've mentioned, but not quite as well as the OCD.
     
  11. Dropebox

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    Funny, I agree with Mike, see what he says about the Plimsoul on his site: "Clean up with the guitar's volume control? More than any, yes, even more than the OCD."
     
  12. Dave

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    Yes, I know he's made that claim. I'm not really sure how to prove or disprove it. How can we quantify a pedal's ability to clean up?

    It just seems like I don't have to twist my guitar volume knob quite as far to get the OCD to clean up. It's splitting hairs, really. They're both dynamic, touch-sensitive pedals and I like them both for different reasons.
     
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    Good to hear! I've been considering a Plimsoul and I play a 335 too.
     
  14. Moods

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    The Plimsoul has been on my board for 6 months and I like it better everyday. Works great with Les Paul, SG, 335... and equally well with a strat or tele. Pretty great all-around OD pedal... none better at any price IMO. Sold my old Klon gold horsey after a few weeks with the Plimsoul.

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    One of the best distortion/OD pedals ever!
     
  16. Rod

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    Is the Plimsoul a fuzz or od?
     
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    OD and distortion which can be mixed and matched via the knobs. I could have sworn someone asked about what the insides looked like and I am 99.99% sure I posted this gut pic earlier but the thread is no where to be found. So here it is again.

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    this pedal is amazing...

    as a distortion it will do classic rock tones beautifuly and as an overdrive it will do anything you want from tube screamer to hard clipping rock crunch....from soft blues to molten metal infront a dirty amp
     
  19. Jacknamara87

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    I saw one on sale for a decent price at my local guitar store the other day and you evil people have me GASing for it now! lol
     
  20. Dave

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    My AC30 took a crap on me (tubes, I'm sure) the day before our gig this past weekend, so I had to use my trusty Peavey Bandit. I used the Plimsoul for my rhythm/crunch instead of leads/distortion, which is what i used it for with the AC30, and it was great. Really made the old Bandit feel like a tube amp. Very impressive.
     

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