Gallien-Krueger Plex Preamp Pedal
Combining the proven tone shaping of GK’s legendary bass amplifiers with state of the art technology to deliver an impressive feature set, the PLEX is the next generation of bass preamp.
In addition to the four-band Active/Variable Q equalizer that has been a favorite of professional bass players for over 40 years, the PLEX incorporates the tools the modern bass player has come to rely on for the stage and studio, all in a pedal board friendly package. Foot switchable Compressor, Chromatic Tuner and Boost, Aux input, Phones Output, XLR output with pre/post and ground lift, FX loop and USB output make the PLEX the solution for any playing situation.
Expanded Voicing Options
Every knob of the PLEX features push activated functions that allow the user to tailor every nuance of their sound beyond the range of traditional tone controls. As each knob is pressed, the indicator is lit blue to signify that an option is engaged and the readout displays the current option level that is active. Need more low end thump? Push the bass/ bump knob to engage multiple levels of bass enhancement. Scooping out some mids for the ultimate slap tone is as easy pressing the low-mid/contour knob until you find just the right notch. Get rid of excessive pick noise and click by pressing the hi-mid/ hi-cut knob. Add just the right amount of “air” to a dark instrument or speaker via the presence function accessed by pressing the treble/presence knob.
No amp? No worries
Obviously, the pedal board friendly format, distortion, compressor and chromatic tuner with large LED display make PLEX an “all in one” extension of your existing live amp rig. But let’s face it, not every session or live performance has the need or capacity to allow for your favorite GK rig running at gig volume. The convenience of tracking direct and the use of in-ear monitors on stage has many players leaving their amps at home. With its world class preamp and virtually unlimited tone shaping, wide range of analog and digital input/output options, PLEX allows you to have your GK sound even when an amp is not in the cards.
- Four-band active EQ and Contour Control of the classic 800RB
- Selectable Voicing Filters for expanded tone shaping possibilities
- Compressor with variable ratio, threshold and attack/release time
- Chromatic tuner with large LED display
- Boost with variable clipping and level
- Aux. input
- Headphone output
- Direct XLR output with ground lift and pre/post selector
- USB in/out for MIDI, direct recording and re-amp capability