Pink Plexi Distortion

Hot! Pink Plexi Distortion

Clone of a famous purple Marshall-in-a-Box pedal. Dial up some crazy high-gain crank in a very small package.

Volume control does what it says, Frequency offers a good range of filtering to tune the tone just-so. Unfortunately the Gain control could just as well be a toggle switch. You'll get very little change across most of the turn, then a shed-load of gain in the last few degrees. This is a design flaw in the original, but after much experimentation it has proved impossible to make much of an improvement. Embrace it or move along.

Another warning - this is not a quiet circuit. Some noise may be present if playing gently or with the guitar volume wound back. 'Tis the nature of the beast. Who's going to play this quietly though? This is hard-rock/metal through and through.

Designed for vertical-pin board-mounted pots (which have round shafts) for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting. Feel free to wire up 'normal' pots if you prefer.

Note: if you go for vertical-mount pots we'll supply a reverse-log 1K for the gain control. This gives a much better sweep than the standard 1K Linear pot of the original. Unforunately we don't have 1K reverse log in the standard wired pot so you'll be stuck with 1KB.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components, pots.

Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.

Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosure and vertical-mount pots. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Easy

PCB size: 50 x 20mm

Knobs required: 3

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)

If you want the kit pre-built you must add the enclosure option below and select your knobs in the Components section. Check Specials for powder-coated enclosure availability.


Here's theolder version


Pedal Parts



£25.20 inc. tax

£21.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

6 review(s) posted (write review)
Buy this kit 5 product stars
"This is probably the best kit I have made and sounds superb with every guitar I have , around 20, and in front of amps from super clean Fenders to Marshalls. The only change I made was the volume pot from linear to log which gives better control. I have a Marshall jubilee which I use mainly on red channel for blues and kick in the pink plexi for that extra gain stage which is sonic heaven. An easy build, definitely worth every penny." Mick - 08/10/2017
You need one of these 5 product stars
"I ordered this expecting it to sound a bit like the purple plexi from lovepedal after watching the (really very good) video on the Lovepedal website (its worth looking it up). What I got was a fun hour of making it, and a pedal that sounded exactly like the PP - not close but spot on. The od goes from light through to 'bloody hell'. You can back off your volume or pick lightly to get less dirt. And its less than 30. 10/10, big tick, and a gold star. Plus the owner Lee is a nice helpful chap." Anthony - 03/01/2014
Metal. So much metal... 4 product stars
"Wow. That's a lot of distortion! If you want some serious hard rock, this is the one. The kit is a doddle and the board is teeny - might even go in a 1590A. I've tweaked mine with a 'C' taper drive pot and a different chip, and it's sounding great. The gain starts where most overdrives leave off - think Angus Young in a quiet mood - and goes up right into the metal zone. We are talking Motorhead, W.A.S.P, Judas Priest, etc. It can't really do a proper scooped thrash sound, though. Overall, pretty impressive. Ideal for a covers band needing a pedal for occasional metal moments." John Roberts - 03/11/2013
plexi 5 product stars
"very good pedal build, sounds great, its a Marshall in a box!!" James - 10/08/2013
Proper 5 product stars
"Proper distortion, and seriously loud. Terrifying. If a normal, bright, loud distortion is good for you, get one of these kits. If you like your mess messier, build a Greasy Tool too and stick it at the front in your pedal chain. Bang! Loud AND mental. Brilliant." Steve - 08/05/2013
Plexi 5 product stars
"THE best sounding distortion I have ever heard. Plenty of available volume boost. I use it in front of my jcm 900 for a lead boost. Turn the drive control all the way up and it sounds like a wall of plexi stacks wide open. Tube screamer was my go to, but not anymore. The kit was totally complete and easy to build. I'm building another one for a back up. Thanks guys" Joel King - 08/12/2012

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Don't forget to download the appropriate daughterboard build document for your kit:
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