Pirate Guitar Effects Plank Overdrive & Boost Guitar Pedal

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  • Pirate Guitar Effects Plank Overdrive & Boost Guitar Pedal

    The Pirate Guitar Effects Plank Overdrive & Boost is the classic Centaur sound with an added EP3 boost.

    Built around the famous Centaur circuit released in the 90's, the Plank is a new twist on the old classic. We took the Centaur circuit and added the famous EchoPlex EP3 pre-amp as a boost. This combination takes the classic overdrive of the Centaur and adds a whole new "Brown Sound" dimension with the EP3 boost.

    You can use the overdrive section with or without the EP-3 circuit to add a whole new tonal range to your playing. With it's touch sensitive dynamics and wide sweeping tonal control the Plank is your "go to" pedal for any playing style. 

    From a slight break-up to a full on tonal assault, the Plank is designed for a level of versatility few production pedals can master. 

    With the release of the first Centaur in 94' the boutique pedal craze was started and countless guitar players have been after the elusive "Klon" sound ever since.

    Whether they heard the elusive tone live or on their favorite pro players latest album, the tone was hard to match. Guitarist quickly found that even if they were able to get their hands on an actual Centaur the sound just wasn't the same. Some chalked it up to hype, others figured "The Tone was in the Hands of the Player", but something was definitely missing.

    What most people did not realize is that the Centaur was only one aspect of the tone they were hearing. In the 90's players were rediscovering effects from the 60's and 70's and adding them to their signal chain to create new and innovative tones. One of the most popular was the Echoplex EP3.

    The Echoplex EP-3 had been known to players since it's introduction in the 70's and guitarist like Van Halen, Allman, Johnson, Page, Schon, Walsh, Rhoads and countless others had come to value the Pre-Amp section of the unit more than the actual Echo effect it was intended to create.

    In the 90's new players were already using the EP-3 and then when they added the Centaur a new tonal universe was discovered. Here at Pirate Guitar Effects we have developed a true Centaur circuit and combined it with the famous EP-3 circuit to produce a unique overdrive pedal designed to encompass the entire "Klon" sound rather than just one aspect of it.

    The Pirate Guitar Effects Plank Overdrive & Boost is a truly transparent, touch sensitive pedal that enhances your tone. The goal of the Plank is not try and make any amp sound like a specific amp, but rather use your amps unique characteristics and make them sound better.

    With the addition of the EP-3 circuit the Pirate Guitar Effects Plank is able to take your amp to a whole new level. You have complete control over the placing the EP-3 signal before or after the overdrive circuit, an internal trimmer pot to control the volume and a Bright/Dark toggle to recreate some of the darker EP-3 tones and change the EP-3 characteristics based on your pick up type.

    Whether you use the Plank as a "Push" style pedal where you slam the front of your amp and push it harder or a "Pull" style effect that uses your guitar volume and pick attack to create the sound you want, the Pirate Guitar Effects Plank Overdrive & Boost is perfect.

    Pirate Guitar Effects Plank Overdrive & Boost Guitar Pedal Features:

    • External Controls - Gain, Treble & Output
    • Internal Controls - Effect Order Toggle, EP-3 Volume, EP-3 Bright/Dark Toggle
    • Separate LED for Centaur & EP-3 Circuits
    • Powered by 9v battery or standard negative center 9V Power Supply
    • Sturdy Die Cast Enclosure
    • Premium Audiophile Components with Silent Switching
    • 1 Year Warranty
    • Made in the USA


  • We want you to feel confident with your Prymaxe purchase, which is why when you purchase a new product from us, you are automatically enrolled into our FREE Two Year Warranty.* 


    What is covered:

    • Brand new (non-clearance) products that have been purchased within the last two years
    • Products that malfunction under normal use
    • Cost of repairs


    What is NOT covered:

    • Used, vintage, and clearance products
    • Products purchased more than two years ago
    • Cost of shipping both ways
    • Items with clear signs of abuse (up to Prymaxe’s discretion)


    * We reserve the right to end this promotion at any time.


  • When you place an order at Prymaxe, you can rest assured that your item will be carefully packaged. Our shipping team is dedicated to making sure your item arrives in perfect condition and on time.

    All in stock orders placed before 2pm EST will ship same day and all orders placed after the cutoff will ship the next business day*. If you need an order immediately, please let us know and we’ll try our best to accommodate your request.

    * Our same day shipping policy may be temporarily suspended during a sale or if you pay with Affirm. Rest assured, we will do everything we can to get your order out as quickly as possible. Please call us at 1-855-PRYMAXE if you are placing an overnight order and need it to go out immediately.


    Domestic Shipping
    Most orders shipping within the US will ship via USPS or FedEx and are fully insured, we also offer express options if you need an item within 24 hours. All tracking numbers will be sent via email after the item is shipped. If you did not receive your tracking number please feel free to call or email us. 

    All US Orders Ship for FREE

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    We love and truly appreciate all of our International customers. All of our international shipments are fully insured and are guaranteed to be delivered or your money back. We offer a variety of shipping options for you to choose from and if for any reason there is an issue with your order we will make it right, that is our promise you. 

    Pre-Order Shipping: 

    Pre-Orders typically ship with 2 weeks. In the event a product is backordered we will contact you with an exact shipping timeframe. 

    Smaller items will ship USPS First Class. 

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  • 45-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 45 days of the original purchase date for a full refund. If an item is not received by us within the 45-day window, the package will be refused. All new items returned must be in BRAND NEW condition with zero signs of wear or use and must be returned in the original packaging with ALL materials (free/bundled items -- must be unused/unopened, warranty cards, plastic, pouches, manuals etc.). 

    Our 45-Day Satisfaction Guarantee covers brand new products only -- it does not cover used and clearance products (see below). It also does not cover items in the “What is NOT Returnable” list below. Please note: All actual shipping fees paid by Prymaxe will be deducted from your refund. This includes orders that qualified for free or subsidized shipping. Return shipping must be paid by the buyer. If you received a defective or incorrect item, please see our FAQ section below.  

    * Prymaxe reserves the right to define abuse of the return policy on a case by case basis and consequently refuse subsequent return requests by said abuser and place them "All Sales Final".

    Used and Vintage: 

    All Used and Vintage items come with a 48 hour approval period. Please contact us directly at sales@prymaxe.com within 48 hours of receiving your product for us to set up a manual return for you. Be sure to include your order number and reason for return in the email. All Used/Vintage items must be returned in the same condition they were sent to you in, as well as include all materials that came with it.

    What is NOT Returnable:

    • Accessories (this includes all pickups, strings, picks, pedalboards, tuners, etc.)
      • However, if you received accessories with the product as part of a bundle, the accessories must be returned with the product, and they must be unused and unopened
    • Clearance Items (Clearance items are clearly marked with "CLEARANCE" in the title)
    • Special/Custom Orders
    • Personal items (such as headphones)
    • Any item that states all sales are final/no returns on the product page

    Return Instructions:

    All returns should be insured by the buyer and sent via UPS, Fedex, or USPS with tracking. Please do not write on or attach tape or labels to the product box (these will be refused) -- use a packing box to return the product. Attach a shipping label with the RA number onto the shipping box.

    To request an RMA number, please fill out the form below. If you are returning multiple items, please submit an individual request for each item (if you ordered a bundle, for example a pedal with a free pack of picks or strings, the bundle counts as one item and must be returned as a whole). If the form does not load for you, please email sales@prymaxe.com.

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    When will I get my refund?

    Once your return is received by us, your refund will typically be processed within three business days. It typically takes a few business days for all credit card refunds to be processed and reflected on your statement. This means it will take a few extra days for your refund to show in your account after your return is processed. Please note: All actual shipping fees paid by Prymaxe will be deducted from your refund. This includes orders that qualified for free or subsidized shipping. Return shipping must be paid by the buyer. If you received a defective or incorrect item, please see the next question.  

    What if I receive a defective or incorrect item?

    If a product is defective upon arrival, or the wrong item was received, we will send you a replacement/the correct item, and all the shipping fees will be covered by us. For defective items, Prymaxe reserves the right to refuse the return if we determine the reason for the unit failing was not covered under the warranty (i.e., if the item was damaged due to user fault or error). If you feel your item was damaged in shipping, please take plenty of pictures of the damaged box and item and immediately contact us so we can open a claim with the shipping company.

    Please be very diligent with testing your defective item. Be sure to try other guitars, power supplies, cables, and amps. We also request that you take a video of the item not working. If we receive your item, test it, and find it to be working, we will give you a refund minus the cost of shipping both ways.

    When will I get my replacement item?

    If a defective or incorrect item was sent to you, we will send out the replacement as soon as we get the defective/incorrect item back and approve/process the return (typically within three business days). If we do not have the replacement in stock, we will issue a full refund. If you need the replacement to be sent out immediately, please place a new order, and when we get the defective/incorrect item back, we will issue a full refund of the original order.

    When must I ship my return?

    Your return must be received by us within 45 days of the original purchase date. This means you must ship your return with enough time for us to receive the package within 45 day deadline. If it does not arrive within 45 days, we will refuse the package. If you feel you sent the package within a reasonable time frame, but it arrived late due to the shipping company’s error, please immediately contact us to make an appeal before we refuse the package.

    What if I pre-ordered an item?

    Even if you pre-ordered an item, we must still receive it within 45 days of your order date in order to give you a refund, so please try to only pre-order items you plan to keep. If the pre-ordered item arrives outside of the 45 day window from when you ordered it, you will have 7 days from the arrival date to send it back for store credit (minus original shipping cost) or a replacement.

    Why was my package refused?

    There are a number of reasons your package could be refused by us, including:

    • It was a new/demo item received outside of the 45-day window
    • It was a clearance, accessory, or other non-returnable item
    • The package is missing items that were included in the original shipment
    • The item shows signs of wear
    • The original product box was damaged or written on/the item was packaged in a separate shipping box