Hand-built, the unique Plumes™ pedal is an all-analog approach to a classic tube-like overdrive circuit. The reimagined tone control on the Plumes is finely tuned to sculpt low end, clear top end, and focus midrange with blooming sustain. Offering 3 different clipping voices, loads of headroom and almost three-dimensional clarity that will push your amp over the edge, the Plumes will be your go to pedal.
EarthQuaker Devices Plumes Small Signal Shredder Overdrive Pedal Features
- Unique approach to a classic tube-like overdrive circuit offering more headroom, lower noise and far better signal integrity
- Features 3 different clipping options: symmetrical LED, asymmetrical silicon, and no diode OpAmp drive
- Reimagined tone control to sculp low end, clear top end, and focused midrange
- True bypass
- Silent relay-based switching
- Features EarthQuaker Devices’ proprietary Flexi-Switch Technology
- All-analog signal path
- Lifetime guarantee
The Plumes is a low to medium gain overdrive based on the trusty lime-green overdrive that has been an industry staple since its inception. This is the kind of overdrive that works in conjunction with a good valve amp to create the warm saturation people like to call “transparent”. While this circuit has been the foundation of countless other overdrives available today, Earthquaker feels the Plumes has a few twists and turns to make it unique enough to stand out.
Last, but certainly not least, the Plumes offers three different clipping options to ensure that it will work with a wide variety of gear and playing styles. Mode 1 is symmetrical clipping utilizing a pair of light emitting diodes. This is the crunchiest setting the Plumes has to offer. When played through a clean amp, it’ll deliver a reasonable facsimile of that classic crunchy valve amp tone. Mode 2 is clean boost mode. This eliminates the soft clipping diodes altogether and leaves you with straight OpAmp drive. This is perfect for pushing your clean tone out in front or driving the preamp of an already overdriven amp into tasteful breakup territory. Mode 3 is an asymmetrical silicon diode arrangement similar to the stock screamer but with more output and clean clarity; the tone some people describe as “transparent”.
The Plumes features EarthQuaker Devices relay-based “soft touch” Flexi-Switch Technology for both momentary and latching footswitch operation as well as a very low 25mA current draw.
Each and every Plumes is built one-at-a-time by delightful little hands in Akron, Ohio; the charred, black heart in the heart of it all…
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