The PLASMA Coil is a version of the PLASMA Pedal designed in conjunction with Jack White and Third Man Records. This is a revolutionary way of producing distortion by converting your instruments signal into a series of 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 that creates strong contrasts between staccato notes, in addition to eliminating all unwanted noise and pickup hum. The PLASMA Coils electric discharge tube produces beautiful visible bolts of lightning that react to the input signal, thus creating a captivating experience. In essence you are playing a bolt of electricity. The Jack Whites version has gritty and glitchy octave up and down effects: Volume boost, 2 subharmonic modes (bitcrush style octave down), 1 upper harmonic mode (Octafuzz style octave Up) and 2 mixed modes (upper and lower harmonics combined). These effects are toggled with the pedals secondary footswitch which can operate both in latching and momentary modes. The PLASMA Coil converts your instruments signal into a rapid series of electric discharges, which ends up in a considerable amount of nonlinear harmonic saturation that causes extremely rich and responsive attacks, and brings out screeching sharp overtones and harmonics. These harmonic artefacts, produced as a byproduct of the high voltage discharge are uncommon in traditional signal amplification, and subsequently PLASMA Coils distortion is unlike anything you have heard before. As soon as you stop playing the electrical discharge within the gas filled tube is interrupted, and the pedal will not produce any output signal at all. This feature means that you can achieve extreme contrasts between individual notes, by eliminating the entire inbetween noises created by the instruments pickups or by humming strings.
The PLASMA Coil is a version of the PLASMA Pedal designed in conjunction with Jack White and Third Man Records.
High voltage distortion is a new and up to now unexplored method of achieving signal clipping. You are playing a bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by the PLASMA Tube are instantly converted back into audio signal.
Wide scope if picking response. From sputtery broken sounds, to rhythmical staccato playing, the entire way to rich and very long sustaining lead sounds.
6 gritty and glitchy octave up and down effects. Volume boost, 2 subharmonic modes (bitcrush style octave down), 1 upper harmonic mode (Octafuzz style octave Up) and 2 mixed modes (upper and lower harmonics combined).
Power supply is not included. The PLASMA Coil uses standard 9V DC center negative pedal power supply of at least 250 mA.