Wampler Plexi-Drive Deluxe Overdrive Pedal

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The Plexi-Drive Deluxe appeared on our now defunct recommended list for Overdrive Pedals Under $300 from January 2018 until February 2020.


The Wampler Plexi Drive, named after Marshall’s line of Plexi amps, is an overdrive that straddles the line between overdrive and distortion. The pedal is based off the amp that made rock and roll, and because of this you can conjure up some great rock and roll grit if that’s what you’re after.

However, the pedal also shines as an overdrive machine. Though the amps are more associated with rock acts, Marshall amplifiers are just as great as Fender’s when it comes to conjuring up drool-worthy blues tones. It’s great if you’re looking for a pedal that can give you low and moderate (classic rock tones) gain tones.

An interesting feature of this cabinet, and one that makes it worth a closer look for bedroom guitarists especially, is the “low-boost” switch. The low-boost switch emulates the response of a 4×12 cabinet, adding in some great low-end thump that can otherwise be hard to get out of smaller combo amps.


  • Controls: Gain, Tone, Volume, Bass Boost
  • Analog
  • True Bypass
  • 9-Volt Adapter/Battery
  • Used by: Jake Owen, Brent Mason (One of the most recorded session musicians in history)
See which pedals we recommend in our guide to The Best Overdrive Pedals Up To $150.