Tech 21 Hot-Rod Plexi awarded as “Top Gear”

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TopGuitar is proud to announce that the Hot-Rod Plexi electric guitar effect pedal from Tech 21 had been reviewed for the August issue of the magazine and received a “Top Gear” editors’ award this month. The product was delivered for review by official Tech 21 distributor in Poland, Sound Service.

Below are some excerpts from a successful review by gear department editor Mikolaj Sluzewski, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“Bright, bitey highs expose the characteristic twang of single coil pickups and gives humbuckers a pronounced, sharp attack. It doesn’t mean, however, that the effect lacks low end. Oh no… The more drive you add, the more powerful bass response you get.”

“Tech 21 Hot-Rod Plexi offers much more than a typical overdrive pedal. First of all, the dynamic range and reaction of a real tube amp which will definitely wake up a lifeless solid state amp while not being harmful to all-tube constructions.”

“For anyone who wants to grip this classic tone known from the recordings of Hendrix and other guitar heroes from the late 60’s and 70’s, but for whom original gear from that time is somewhat inaccessible, there is no better, more affordable, practical and naturally sounding solution than the one coming from Tech 21.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Tech 21 Hot-Rod Plexi

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