Fulltone PlimSoul Overdrive/Distortion Pedal
The PlimSoul appeared on our now defunct recommended list for Combined Overdrive Distortion Pedals from December 2017 until January 2020 when we stopped publishing that list.
Fulltone effects are arguably some of the best received pedals on the market. Pedals produced by the company have graced the pedal boards of some of the world’s most prolific musicians, due to their rugged “built to last” construction and their organic tone.
No exception to this trend, the Fulltone PlimSoul Overdrive/Distortion Pedal is a phenomenal unit. The first thing you need to know about this unit is that it does change your overall tone. In the manufacturer’s own words :…PlimSoul has a gorgeous enhanced mid-range and lower mid-range.” It’s not a transparent unit, so if you want to keep your amp’s tone relatively unaffected you may want to skip this pedal in favor of the OCD (if you’re looking to stick with a Fulltone pedal).
The way this pedal integrates overdrive and distortion is also pretty interesting. The overdrive section of the pedal uses soft-clipping, which sounds more like a tube amp. The distortion (which is hard clipping) is dialed in with a small knob, allowing you to blend soft and hard-clipping. This opens up a ton of different tones that are hard to achieve with other units, giving the pedal a versatility that can be hard to match.
- Controls: Level, Sustain, Hi-Cut, Stage 2
- True Bypass
- 9-Volt Adapter/Battery
- Special Features: N/A