The Plush® Drive
Just because you can’t afford a boutique tube amp, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get the chance to sound like you do! The Plush® Drive was designed for those who want the true tone, response and feel of boutique tube amps like the Dumble, Two-Rock or Fuchs®, at a reasonable price. Call it your “Robben in a box”. The unique 4-knob circuit gives you unprecedented control over the most important aspects of your tone. On the input end, the gain and touch controls allow you to set just the right amount of distortion and pick response, based on your guitar and playing style. On the output end, a subtle tone control and level control allow you to set both your overall lead tone and solo level. A unique bi-fet integrated circuit and matched discrete FETs are designed to emulate the smooth overload and musical second order distortion of a tube circuit quietly, musically, and reliably. Coupled to a good clean amp it’s awesome. Add it to your amps overdrive for a super thick overdrive tone you won’t know how you lived without before. Quiet enough to put in front of an overdriven amp easily.
PLUSH “PLUSH DRIVE” PEDAL INSTRUCTIONS Thank you for purchasing this Plush product. Plush (a division of Fuchs Audio Technology LLC) is a company committed to the finest quality professional products, built for years of trouble free use. This pedal incorporates a solid aluminum enclosure, a durable powder coated finish, premium passive components, metal shaft controls, and is backed by a five year warranty. A few pointers: If using this product on a pedal board, and using external power, it’s wise to remove the battery. This unit may be cleaned with a soft dry cloth (like an old T-shirt), but no abrasive cleaners should be used. If the pedal is extremely dirty a mild cleaner such as Windex may be used, however, it should be strayed onto the cloth, not the pedal, and care should be taken to not get this cleaner into any jacks or switches. The Plush “Plush Drive” pedal is a unique product, designed by Andy Fuchs. It uses a unique circuit topology which uses a combination of IC’s and selected FET’s, for lowest noise and the warmest tube like overdrive tones possible. The unit is activated when a standard ¼” guitar cable is plugged into the input jack. If using this unit on battery power, the guitar cable should be unplugged when it’s not in use, to extend battery life. The Plush “Plush Drive” is a simple 4-knob overdrive pedal, which is easily dialed in for the widest range of overdrive tones. The gain control is set to control the amount of distortion. It can go from a mild blues style distortion, to a high gain Dumble style medium gain overdrive when set at maximum gain. The touch control is unique to this product. It sets the amount of touch sensitivity to your fingers and/or how hard you pluck the guitar. The tone control goes from a dark (full counter clockwise) tone, to a bright chimey tone as the control is turned up. Finally, the level control sets the final output level of the pedal. This control is used to set the solo level when the pedal is activated (LED on). The input impedance is 1-Meg, suitable for most any guitar or signal source. The output impedance is approximately 1-K, which is buffered, to drive long cables as well as subsequent effects. The Plush “Plush Drive” (like all Plush pedals) provides a hard wire bypass, which means when not in use (LED not lit) the input is connected directly to the output, with no loading of the signal, and no active devices in the signal path. The DC jack on the side is a standard 2.1 mm tip negative adaptor input. A Plush DC adaptor may be purchased from your local dealer or any standard Roland style (or similar) DC adaptor may be used. The output of the adaptor must be 9-Volts DC. Using this pedal with the incorrect adaptor may potentially damage the pedal, which will not be covered under warranty. This pedal may be driven by a Plush “Pure Gain” pedal to achieve higher levels of gain and distortion. Battery replacement: To replace the battery, remove the four screws holding the rear cover in the unit. The battery should be replaced with a new premium quality 9-V alkaline battery. Battery life (depending on usage) should be approximately 6 months to one year. The Plush product is designed for years of reliable service, and there are no user serviceable or replaceable parts inside. Service should be obtained via our factory or the distributor from which you obtained the pedal, in the event of a product failure.