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Slostortion vs. Plextortion

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by ulbe, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. ulbe

    ulbe Member

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    Anyone compate these two? For what I need, it looks like the Plextortion is right on the money, but the added boost of the Slostortion makes it more usable on a gig.

    Could the Slostortion get the 80's rock sounds that the Plextortion does?
     
  2. standingzero

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    I have the SLO and had a Pinnacle. The SLO doesn't get very bitey and doesn't have as an immediate sounding attack as a Marshall in a box. If you want Lynch style rock sounds you'd be fine, but it won't do a good 80s hair tone or GNR tone.
     
  3. The_Wretched

    The_Wretched Supporting Member

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    i owned the SLOstortion for about 2 weeks. The boost was so unusable to me. It was way too loud. IMO it's not a very good/controlled boost.

    Also it's fizzy... I hate fizz.
     
  4. Frosted Glass

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    The gain ranges of each pedal are similar, but the SLO doesn't have that upper-midrange bark of a Marshall, so it's not really a replacement for a Marshall-toned pedal. I personally like that, since the "Marshall sound" is a bit ubiquetous. You can play 80s rock for sure, but you won't be nailing any classic tones.

    I'll agree with Wretched that the boost is a bit overpowered. I don't find it too hard to control but would never run in past 9:00am. Watch out if you accidentally kick the knob up when trying to hit the switch.

    PS: I tried the SLO side by side with The Elements and thought the Dr Scientist darling was way fizzier.
     
  5. Matt L

    Matt L Supporting Member

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    :agree

    Especially about the fizz. There were too many compromises to try to achieve the fat Soldano tone in a pedal, IMO. Was really disappointed by that pedal, as I had high hopes for it.
     
  6. kstrat62

    kstrat62 Supporting Member

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    I really like Wampler pedals(have 2 on my board) but I took a hit on the Slo, it failed to fit my needs miserably. I would guess only about 20% of the people who bought one really liked it.
     
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  7. jakethesnake

    jakethesnake Supporting Member

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    So far I've been pretty happy with my Slostortion. I like the boost on it but do agree that it gets way too loud too quick. I have to keep the dial super low and its sometimes is hard to dial in the right boost level due to this. I still want to try a Plextortion. Is Brian planning on releasing a newer version of it??
     
  8. AceBSpankin

    AceBSpankin Prince of Ales Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I love Brian's pedals also!! But the Slo didn't work for me either, to much high-end!! I love the sweetening effect of the boost, but if I set it to boost my other pedals it was way to loud when I stomped on the SLO. I would by the Boost section in its own box though.............if anybody cares!
     
  9. a1briz

    a1briz Silver Supporting Member

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    Had both. My vote is the plextortion also. SLOstortion was good too, but I found it needed more tweaking. The plextortion is almost hard to get it to sound bad imo.
     

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