“It will sound and more importantly, feel, like the amp that defined rock and roll”: Universal Audio’s UAFX Lion ’68 puts a Plexi in a pedal, offering Marshall-style roar – and a direct ‘Brown sound’ setting

Universal Audio UAFX Lion ’68
(Image credit: Universal Audio)

Universal Audio has announced four new effects pedals, including a Plexi-style Marshall amp emulator dubbed the Lion ’68, plus three compact stompboxes in the shape of the Teletronix LA-2A Studio Compressor, Flow Vintage Tremolo and Brigade Chorus and Vibrato.

The Lion ’68 takes, er, pride of place among the new line-up, joining the ranks of UAFX’s previous amp emulation pedals, namely the Dream ’65 Reverb (which channels Fender’s black panel classic), Ruby ’63 Top Boost (based on the Vox AC30) and Woodrow ’55 (Fender tweed) amp emulation pedals. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.