Plasma Pedal

Rated 4.74 out of 5 based on 34 customer ratings
(34 customer reviews)

299.00$ excl Tax

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34 reviews for Plasma Pedal

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ozzy

    Outstanding pedal for Bass – Best fuzzbox in a loooong time!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    C. Brackett

    Beautiful design, wonderful spitty, fizzy, gated fuzz, very responsive controls with wide ranges, plus — the awesome look of the plasma wave responding to the dynamics of your playing. I couldn’t ask for more, what a great pedal.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott Anderson

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal? 5!

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned? Very different. Kind of like a gated fuzz on some settings. Definitely happy to have the blend control. Tons of bass and treble response on the those controls as well.

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal? I think it could have lots of practical value, but for me it is a specific use pedal. I can’t get light OD from it, for example and it is a hard distortion. If I played a lot of hard rock or metal, I could see using it more full time. For now, I kick it on when I want something hard and edgy.

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs? Definitely. It makes me want to play single note riffs a lot more.

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context. I have not kicked it on in during any actual song rehearsals, as we play Americana mostly, and the Plasma doesn’t quite fit there, though maybe we just haven’t found the right song for it.

    My bass player is definitely interested in it and I plan to let him try it out. I have yet to try it with the Plus pedal, but plan on doing that soon too.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lance Sheffield

    So far I’m loving this pedal. Is truly unique! I play bass guitar and it sounds great. The pedal is really well made. The xenon filled plasma tube is infectious to watch when you crank up the voltage. I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from my tone so far. Well done Gamechanger.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Park Kingery

    Very, different and fun pedal. I’m using it in many different ways to create new sounds. Worth every penny

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pierre Aescher

    Unique and intensely usable, Plasma has a permanent spot on my board, I am looking foward to the coming live situations for inventing the raw moments this pedal deserves,

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    TCRule

    Been through 100’s of pedals over the last 40 years, keeping those that inspire. The Plasma Pedal is something special. absolute next level through my combos or a full stack.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mathieu Jacomy

    It is exactly as I expected: different, usable, amazing. The closest pedal I own is the Devi Ever US Fuzz, especially if you starve your signal before. Both are heavily gated fuzz with a “velcro” feeling. But the Plasma still has a distinct character, with its electric crackles. I find the Plasma pedal easier to set for a given purpose, the knobs are really effective and straightforward. It has a lot of practical value because of that, and because the sound is very lively. It’s effective because it adds this layer of story to the sound, in a way similar to recording on an analog tape, but in very electric way. The sound gets a number of accidents that make it richer. It’s really inspiring. Exploring the Plasma is all about flirting with the gate that unleashes the Xenon lightnings, and it makes me want to have a good tremolo just before to have more sound design space with it. That’s my next step! Amazing job, Game Changer…

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jérôme Decock

    I especially like the visual feedback provided by the discharge tube makes it easy for tweaking, the controls are very good and the effect is finger sensitive for a very unique pedal and sound.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    M. Albrecht

    As soon as I saw I knew have to have it. Such a new, inspiring, out-of-the-box design.

    I was somewhat afraid it would be a kind of one-trick pony, you only whip out for that one song or just play at home looking at the tube (which you can totally do – for hours ^^). I was pleasantly suprised it not only is really versatile as a guitar pedal but as an fx unit altogether. I haven’t used it live yet, but in rehearsal it was a great way to start a new and gritty jam.

    So far I used it on guitar, bass, piano, synth and even to grit up some drums used as outboard gear in my DAW. I especially love the equalizer, its really a big part of the versatility magic.
    The noise gate effect is also much more usable and inspiring than I initially thought. It really makes you approach your playing and writing differently sometimes.

    In summary:
    This pedal is far more than a cool looking gimmick. Apart from being an awesome inspirational tool, that will make you try things you didn’t before, it is a super versatile unit that can deliver fantastic sounds with almost every source.

    Cheers, Gamechanger!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    todd laughlin

    Brilliant effect!!
    Using with:
    1967 Fender Contempo combo organ
    Various drum machines
    Guitar
    Vocal
    The raw breakup is amazing, Solid EQ and gate,.
    This unit never sits still & I’m continuously amazed.
    Thank you!

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sean White

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal?
    – On a scale of 1-5 and 5 being the best/most positive rating possible, I rate the Plasma Pedal a solid 4.

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned?
    – I cannot compare the PLASMA pedal to any other distortion type pedal because of the specific kind of distortion that the pedal produces. No other pedal that I have seen or used, uses electricity and antenna which emits a distorted signal. well done.

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal?
    -I think that when used in the right application and with the right amp/pickups, the plasma pedal can be very practical. With my current lineup and rig, I am still getting used to it and having to tweak it a lot.

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs?
    -I feel when I play it has a very “Jack White” type of thing. I haven’t really composed anything yet. It has a very specific sound to the pedal.

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context.
    – No I have not, but when I do, I will share it to the Gamechanger Audio Social Network pages.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dino Kärcher

    Absolutely insane pedal. Never heard such cool sounds coming out of an amp. Even my small Adio Air GT sounds amazing with this pedal. I play a Chapman ML1 Pro Modern and it sounds simply incredible

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Thomas Jouanjean

    Cool sound and really fun to play with for a while, but for a studio back-line clearly a niche product.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    brettDbass

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal?
    5. Definitely 5!

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned?
    It’s unique. I call it an “OverFuzz” – sounds like running hot pickups into a massive fuzz pedal, into a tube amp cranked up to full volume. Incredible!

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal?
    Both.

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs?
    Yes, I’ve already learnt a little about my playing style, and been able to adapt and improve my playing accordingly.

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context.
    I’m really excited to do this, but it’s not happened yet.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Raymond Elma

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal? 5!

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned? It reminded me very much so of my fuzz factory but it has an advantage over the fuzz factory with the blend, bass and treble knobs, I find I was able to cut through the mix more in a band situation, especially for solos. If it wasn’t for this added advantage I’d have rated it 4 stars.

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal? It has practical value, its already replaced effects I use in some of my bands current songs, for solos and riffs, sounds great on bass also. Its also great for ambient experimental stuff, great for sci-fi stuff, I can almost make it come into the mix like the T800 time travelling in at the start of Terminator. I use a line 6 helix LT so I am able to enjoy running it parallel with other overdrives, sounds very cool.

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs? Yeah again in relation to part three ive been doing ambient/sci-fi stuff. great for live intros.

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context. I have had 2 rehearsals now and it sounds great in a band mix as I said previously its replaced previously used effects for my bands tracks and it cuts great in the mix due to the blend,bass and treble, plus the band think it looks cool as f*ck.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Holden

    1) I’ve would give the Plasma a 5 out of 5 for its solid construction, looks and feel. the stomp switch if perfect with that soft on off operation. Also the fact you can use the 2 band EQ without the Plasma effect on.

    2) When comparing the Plasma to other pedals of this type I’ve owned/own it fits in perfectly as the sound is a unique one which can be blended with existing pedals for that extra edge and bite.

    3) Early use of the Plasma certainly has that experimental fell/vibe to it. These “experiments” are already starting to yield some practical applications, eg the seamless soft operation switch makes it very useful for accentuating just a few notes in a riff.

    4) The sound of the Plasma is certainly making me play around with ideas looking for sounds that stand out or really play to the plasma’s unique tone.

    5) Not yet had the pleasure to try the plasma in a group/band setting but I feel its going to fit in just fine, and would be missed if it wasn’t there.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    NoizeGuerilla

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal?
    5 out of 5 , solid product, superb packaging, one of a kind thing.

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned?
    Owning some of the pedals and mainly using them for synths, the plasma stands out as it has this electric thingy going on in the highs+lows, which make the sound bites a lot more and got this electric fuzz going on, like the tesla coils.
    I also own, the Retromechanical Fuzz Distortion (which is quite a bit more agressive than the plasma), Moog Drive (which is a bit duller in comparison but a great pedal) , the Boss Waza Craft BD2w (which is spot on for 303 distortion)

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal?
    Definitly practical, as I am looking forward to use it in live situations on synths (mainly 303)

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs?
    Every new peace of gear fuels the artistic flame

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context.
    I’m going to and already practicing with it, simple controls, good overview and I even like the visual feedback of the tube, with just a tick of plasma my avalon bassline growls and bites a bit more!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucy Fur

    I absolutely love the pedal. Both of your pedals actually. But where the plus pedal is something that feels like an effect suited only for some songs (or genres of music), the plasma pedal sounds like it could take over the place of the distortion in most – if not all – songs. Because of its versatility i ve started to call it “brutalist fuzz” and love both the fuzzy and the high gain distortion settings to pieces.

    The only issue i have with it, is, that i have too many guitars with high output pickups, which makes it hard to find a good high-gain-distortion setting, because the gate-effect is too often broken up with mini-noises. Everything else i love (especially the way that the signal dies after a while with hi-gain distortion settings)!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lou

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal? 5 Very satisfied with the pedal. It is what I had expected based on my experience with the Plus.

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned? Not the same at all. Very unique. Great low end rumble and sizzling cut.

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal? It can be limited to practical value. But experimenting is part of the unit.

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs? Almost all unique pedals provide inspiration. This is no different.

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context. Not yet.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lou

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal? 5, it is what I had expected from Gamechanger. I have the Plus and the two pedals very satisfying.

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned? Similar if you set it conventionally and nothing like anything else sonically and visually. A true shoe gazer pedal for the enjoyment of the player.

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal? It inspires so you tend to experiment more and reach out to other avenues that are out of your comfort zone. Or you can lock it in to a setting and just use it as a fuzz.

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs? Almost all unique pedals provide inspiration. This one is no different. It inspires.

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context. Not yet.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph Keys

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal?

    Easily a 5. From the build quality to the personally signed and numbered note on the base, not to mention the scope of the sound its hands down an honorary piece of pedal history.

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned?

    I find it’s its own beast; somewhere between distortion and fuzz. Its gain character is smoother like a distortion but the plasma brings in a knarly character like a sputteru gated fuzz. Then it has its own subtleties such as a coarse throghty air particularly apparent on slow leads.

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal?

    I think for garagy, fuzz rock bands, this could be the core of the sound. For others, it’s a flavour to add. Certainly not a gimmick – perhaps not everyone’s ‘always on’ drive.

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs?

    It inspires dirty rock. Motorcycles, leather jackets and confident attitude.

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context.

    Not yet. Played it loud though. Yet to out it into rehearsal and looking forward to putting it on bass – the amount of bass response and the blend control could make it a serious wall of sound.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Drake

    Awesome for bass and guitar …i would highly reccomend

  24. Rated 3 out of 5

    Mikol gaither

    I liked the idea of this pedal, and it definitely inspired my playing, however, I expected a little more versatility in the drive characteristic of this pedal, it’s an All or nothing kind of beast, similar to a muff kind of fuzz. The early prototypes showed what appeared to be a drive knob which would have been nice to have if I wanted less drive, which I do sometimes. The voltage bias is pretty cool and gets a grungy grainy quality. I actually sold mine already and I am going to stick to my old fuzz pedal. For the money, I’d recommend something else, it’s unique, it’s cool, but it’s probably not worth the price tag IMO

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt B

    The Plasma comes better than you hope for, and you hope for a lot. Ease of use is fantastic, its extremely intuitive. The manual is helpful, but I think it’s better to just dive in and play.

    The distortion is unique, the static crackle at the gate is fantastic. Sustain is strictly based on your input signal, so if you want it to carry, you’ll need something in the chain after it. I like to run it ahead of the EQD Avalanche Run, to carry the sustain and man, does it sing. It plays great with other effects as well. I run the EHX Synth9 ahead of it, and it creates some sick dirty synth sounds.

    The construction is great. The pedal is built like a tank. Thrilled with all the features this pedal offers. Looking forward to whatever is next from Gamechanger!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Geir Engdahl

    Much have been said about the Plasma pedal, so I shall not repeat it. I must say that I really dig it! I can’t figure out if it’s a distortion, fuzz or overdrive, it’s something new. I haven’t used it live, bur it’s been used daily since it arrived. I like to use an overdrive pedal set to low/middle gain and run that through the Plasma. I then tweak the voltage to suit the style of the day. I must say that I’ve played more stoner rock these past fourteen days than I can remeber. This is fun! One more tip: You can use the Plasma as a very good booster. Turn the voltage and blend control all the way down (counter clockwise), tweak the high and low freq and drive to suit, and play on. The EQ on this pedal is really good. To summarise: I love this pedal, it’s inspiring, it’s really NOT a one trick pony! I recommend you to try it.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan “Silver” Alvear

    The plasma pedal has earned a permanent spot on my pedalboard. The pedal has a great mix between fuzz and crunch, so it’s perfect for getting a searing solo tone or just some extra power on some riffs. As a six string bassist, I was impressed by the new type of clipping circuit used in the pedal, meaning it sounds great in the high register of the guitar or all the way down to an open B0 or A0 on my bass. My only minor downside is that I am not a huge fan of the two band eq frequency ranges. But Gamechanger answered that too with the switch to bypass the eq controls. That adds a tad extra snarl and I can run it into a bass eq pedal to get a devastating wall of fuzzy, clanky goodness.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stefan Klär

    This is the dooming fuzz sound I’ve been looking for! I can get a very usable drive sound out of it, with very subtle breakup through the discharge tube, where the tube is used more for punctuating the notes I play, giving them a unique bite and letting me cut through the mix. As far as a fuzz sound goes, it’s a very practical pedal for huge and filthy fuzz tones. But with that said, It’s also one of those inspirational pedals, where you just mess with it at first and then by accident come up with several riffs just by jamming out.

    It’s a crazy pedal in the best way! This is going to be one of the pedals that people will always remember, right up there with a Big Muff and Fuzz Face.

  29. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jeppe HP

    How would I compare the Plasma to other distortion-pedals? It’s certainly different: the distortion is a bit like an old FM-radio that isn’t dialed in quite right and cracks up the signal.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hugh

    This pedal is now my favourite pedal – I keep finding different ways to use it to add flavour to everything from guitar to synth, and even to drums. Blending with original sound or having raw sound can make it so totally different as well. Love it guys!

  31. Rated 3 out of 5

    Pierric

    Very funny, and intuitive, the blend feature is very smart, bass and treeble works well, the voltage pot works as a noise gate and it’s very cool, but the overall sound is too harsh for me. Very very good fabrication, strong as a tank

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe

    Personally I never been a fan of heavy distortion or fuzz boxes, mostly because no any pedal will ever sound and feel like a cranked tube amp.
    That said, I love the Plasma and the reason is: the blen knob. It allow me to add the texture and the spitty krakles of a gated fuzz that you can’t get in a amp, so I can retain my basic sound and add a layer of unpredictable noises on top of it. The eq is also very important and helpful to accomplish this job.
    I don’t play with it all the time but when I do I find myself more comfortable playing single notes lines and the flashes are almost hypnotic, they are somehow inspiring.
    How much am I satisfied with it? Well, I don’t think I will ever need another fuzz.
    Thank you guys.

  33. Rated 4 out of 5

    Fred Perreault

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal?
    I’d go for a four. Now, I’d give it a five, especially for the creative idea around this product, but as for functionality and versatility, I have to lower the grade.

    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned?
    The Plasma Pedal is a beast appart from every other fuzz, distortion or overdrive I’ve ever encountered. It has a disctinct sound that no other pedal offers, plus it’s stunning visual effect is second to none. The Palsma Pedla is a fuzz that comes directly from hell!

    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal?
    That’s a hard one! I think the Plasma is indeed an experimental pedal, thanks to its controls, but I’m actually trying to find a way to use it as a “normal” pedal, which is quite a challenge. Either you go full bore or you don’t use it. The “blend” tool is quite tricky and not every guitar will answer correctly to that feature. Also, it takes away or sacrifices the guitar’s tone – you can’t tell a Strat from a Les Paul, a bridge pickup from a neck one. For me, that’s the real downside of that pedal. But, so far, I blame myself and I’m still trying to find the “magic” setting.

    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs?
    Actually, the Plasma is offering me the possibility to further focus on my technical playing. Its “cut-off” or extreme gate makes every single played note standout and for me, that’s one of the Plasma’s best features.

    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context.
    Yes I did. I actually played it during rehearsal with my 80s hard rock tribute band, but the Plasma’s background noise or sizzle is always there, which drove my bandmates crazy after a while. Also, you can’t have subtle overdrive that go all the way by using the guitar’s volume control. On the other hand, it totally nails Black Sabbath’s tone! Now, I’ve set it up with some crazy boutique pedals and over the top effects for my Pink Floyd tribute band and I think this will work. To be continued…

    Finally, IMO I think the Plasma Pedal is a very valuable tool for me and makes me search for “other” sounds. Since this is a never before seen or heard product, we have to approach the Plasma just like it approached us: with creativity. I’m convinced this pedal will make its way into stardom, but just like a Formula-1 race car, you have to know how to drive it to enjoy it!

    Bravo to all my friends at Gamechanger Audio, you guys rock!

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    Moz

    1) On a scale of 1-5 please indicate how satisfied are you with the PLASMA Pedal?
    3/4 – Brilliant Pedal but does not fit with my particular style of playing.
    2) How would you compare the PLASMA Pedal to other distortion type pedals that you have owned?
    I wouldn’t call it a Distortion unit, to me it’s a Fuzz. The sound however is unique and fun in some contexts.
    3) Do you think that PLASMA Pedal has a lot of practical value or more of an “experimental” type of pedal?
    For me, it falls in the experimental category.
    4) Does the PLASMA Pedal inspire you to play differently? Has it made you compose interesting, unusual songs or riffs?
    It’s an add-on to my sound-scaping and I’m sure I will develop my taste for it with more usage. I’m planning to try it out with other different type of FX pedals where I think the boundaries will be pushed further.
    5) Have you tried playing the PLASMA live or in rehearsal? Please share your experience with using PLASMA in a band context.
    I’m not in a band, my playing is just for fun, but as a kind of sound engineer, the Plasma is a lot of FUN.

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