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Get two classic Marshall tones from one pedal with LPD Pedal's Eighty7 preamp/overdrive

LPD Pedals is doubling down on British crunch with the Eighty7, a preamp/overdrive pedal with two flavours of Marshall tone under the hood.

The Eighty7 (stylised as EIGHTY7) name betrays its purpose as its circuit is designed to offer the hot-rodded Marshall tones of the mid to late '80s, with one mode dedicated to a Plexi, the other to a JCM800.

As such the Eighty7 has quite a range of gain on tap, warm crunch through to saturation where the harmonics come easy and there's a metal-appropriate chug should you need it. Hey, it's a modded-JCM800 tone; you know the drill...

With the Arizona pedal company specialising in recreating Marshall tones in pedal formats, it's no surprise the enclosure has the Marshall-in-a-box layout down pat. You have a row of Bass, Middle and Treble knobs, a row of Level, Presence and Gain, with a toggle switch in the middle to select the Low or High gain modes – or in real terms, the Plexi or JCM800.

The Eighty 7 is true bypass, takes a 9V DC centre negative power supply. It's priced $229.99 and is available direct from LPD Pedals

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.