It might be mini, but, at $179, the One Control Plexifier is not exactly affordable. That’s actually the company’s angle: raising the standards of the mini format, and that’s exactly what this pedal does, a high-end mini Plexi pedal offering a very responsive distortion with a gain range of +6dB to +67dB.
V2 features all the 4 controls (Volume, Gain, Mid and Treble) on top of the case, while in V1 the mids knob was a side trim pot.
Tight bottom end, bright highs, and a thick mid-range is the kind of tone you can expect from this Plexi-style pedal.
We added the One Control Purple Plexifier V2 to our article about the best Plexi-style pedals.
One Control Purple Plexifier V2, Builder’s Notes
Aimed at capturing the true essence of the renowned ‘Rock & Roll sound’, the Purple Plexifier has a gain range of +6dB to +67dB.
Expect a tight bottom end with bright (but not harsh) highs and a thick mid-range that creates a distinct and powerful distortion.
Input impedance: 94K
Output impedance: 5K
Drive voltage: 6V?18V
Current consumption: 4mA @ 9V
S/N ratio: -70dBm/
Size:39Wx100Dx31H mm (excluding protruding parts)
47Wx100Dx46H mm (including protruding parts)
Weight: Approx. 160 grams
High Quality Aluminum Enclosure
Power: 9V Battery or Standard DC Power Supply
The Purple Plexifier by One Control is the first Amp-In-A-Box design. The goal was to reproduce the classic sound of that iconic late sixties amp that has a similar name.
The Purple Plexifier combines a gain range of +6db – +67db, a rare high dynamic range and a low dynamic range that is comparable to the best tube amplifiers. The tight bottom end with bright (but not harsh) highs will amaze you. Moreover, the thick mid-range, which can be scooped or flattened with the MID control, will give you fuller tone . Use this pedal to create a three dimensional distortion by itself or use it in conjunction with the amp’s own distortion settings to create your own sound.
The true test of any distortion effect is its ability to react to any playing style and intensity. The Purple Plexifier rewards the guitarist with a feel that is rare and responsive, no matter the type of pickups. The stretchable distortion patterns that follow the musicians playing force separate this compact pedal from any other on the market. Even though this pedal was designed with a specific shade of distortion in mind, it lends itself to as many styles as the musician can explore!
Like all One Control Effects pedals, the Purple Plexifier is housed in a machined and anodized compact aluminum case, with only the best components assure years of trouble free use. The pedal can be powered by 9v battery, but we do recommend the use of a balanced power supply to maximize the life and quality of this effect.