The PLASMA Coil is a version of the PLASMA Pedal designed together with Jack White and Third Man Records.
The PLASMA Coil is a revolutionary way of producing distortion by converting your instrument’ssignal into a seriesof high-voltage plasma discharges in a sealed xenon filled tube.The result is an incredibly sharp and sizzling overdrive that is extremely clear, responsive, and most importantly fun!
This patent-pending technology of high-voltage electric discharge also acts as a natural noise-gating device thatcreates strong contrasts between staccato notes, as well as eliminating all unwanted noise and pick-up hum. ThePLASMA Coil’s electric discharge tube produces beautiful visible bolts of lightning that react to the input signal, thuscreating a captivating experience for all players. In essence you are playing a bolt of electricity.
Compared to the regular PLASMA Pedal the Jack White’s version doesn’t have the dry/wet signal blend control, butinstead hasgritty and glitchy octave up and down effects:
- Volume boost
- 2 subharmonic modes (bitcrush-style octave down)
- 1 upper harmonic mode (Octafuzz-style octave Up)
- 2 mixed modes (upper and lower harmonics combined).These effects are toggled with the pedals secondary footswitch which can operate both in latching and momentarymodes
Basically an art piece, but also a really mean sounding pedal. It’s extremely musical with a large variety of tones an textures to play with. The secondary switch can be set to latching but I prefer it as momentary for a rad octave blip in the middle of playing. Tad pricey for a fuzz but I found it worth it for how diverse it can be