We first saw the Cusack Meta Plexi at NAMM 2020 but we kind of lost track of it until today, thanks to the video below by Mike Hermans. The pedal has an enthusiastic written review here.
This take on the classic Marshall tone gives you all the expected settings and control, plus a second footswitch (Lead) that can add 3, 6, or 9dB boost after the distortion circuit, giving you additional volume without extra saturation.
A Toggle switch lets you pick two voicings: “Vintage” (more dynamic and defined) or “Modern” (more saturated with a little mid scoop).
We added the Cusack Music Meta Plexi to our list of the Best Plexi Pedals and Marshall-inspired Distortions.
This distortion pedal features all of the crank you’ve heard on classic records for decades. The Meta Plexi is based on a classic amplifier preamp and features Treble, Mid, and Bass controls to dial in the sound to your rig. “Lead” channel is a selectable 3, 6, or 9dB boost after the distortion circuit giving you additional volume without extra saturation.
-Analog signal path
-3 band EQ (treble, mids, and bass) based on a Plexi tone stack
-Post distortion “Lead” channel with selectable 3, 6, or 9db boost.
-Toggle switch for “Vintage” or “Modern” voicing
-True bypass with silent switching
-Standard center negative 9V DC supply, or 9V battery (not included)
-Current draw: ~19mA
-4.7″ L x 3.69″ W x 1.37″ H