May 26, 2024

Common Audio has gone all-in on the amp-in-a-pedal idea and simply introduced its newest entry, This pedal digitally recreates a trio of basic 100-watt Marshall Plexi setups from the Nineteen Sixties. You get the titular Tremendous Lead primarily based on the basic tube amp, the Tremendous Bass impressed by the 1967 low-end icon and the Brown, which emulates the sound of a 100-watt Marshall Plexi heading right into a Variac to recreate Eddie Van Halen’s notorious guitar tone.

It is a fashionable pedal with high-tech options, nonetheless, so it goes properly past easy amp recreations. The onboard IR contains recreations of various basic microphones and speaker cupboards to regulate the sound. There’s additionally built-in reverb, quantity increase, presence and a wide range of assignable preset switches which can be custom-made through the use of a smartphone app. There are additionally loads of artist presets to pick from when you’ve grown weary of fidgeting with knobs.

All the speaker fashions derive from the corporate’s OX Stomp pedal. There’s six in complete at launch, with extra to be added at a later date. Updating is straightforward, as there’s a USB-C port on the again, along with mono/stereo jack connectors.

You’ll be able to even bypass the cupboard and mic emulations totally when you would quite depend on your precise amp. UA says these options mix to create “probably the most genuine late ‘60s British 100-watt tube sound ever positioned right into a stompbox.” The UAFX Lion ’68 Tremendous Lead is obtainable now for the standard high-end price ticket of $400.

Accompanying at present’s launch is a brand new tremolo pedal, a refrain/vibrato pedal and a compressor pedal primarily based on the basic Teletronix LA-2A. This isn’t the corporate’s first foray of amp recreations. Common Audio minimize its enamel making plugins, together with many primarily based on basic amps. Extra not too long ago, it launched primarily based on the Fender Deluxe Reverb, the Fender Tweed Deluxe and the Vox AC30. We reviewed all three and mentioned regardless of the hefty $400 price ticket.

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