Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal and Plasma Coil review

Striking visuals and unparalleled tone from a pair of radical fuzz/distortion pedals

Gamechanger Audio
(Image: © Gamechanger Audio)

Guitar World Verdict

These pedals radically update the beloved fuzz effect with precise definition and bold, unusual textures that satisfy the needs of modern players who are looking for new inspiration.


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    Genuinely innovative

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    Aesthetically pleasing blue (Plasma Pedal) or yellow (Plasma Coil) lightning-like bolts

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    Technology leads to inherent instant noise gate as soon as you stop playing


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    Power supplies not included

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The fuzz pedal was one of the very first effect pedals created for the electric guitar, with a history reaching back more than 55 years. Over the years, pedal designers have used various means to generate the distinctive heavily saturated and compressed square wave clipping known as fuzz, including germanium and silicon transistors, tubes, LEDs and even digital modeling. 

With their new Plasma pedals, Gamechanger Audio has innovated the most radical, new extremes - both in circuitry and sound - to come along since the first fuzz box was introduced. 

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.