EarthQuaker Devices Plumes – Small Signal Shredder


The EarthQuaker Devices Plumes is based on the legendary green overdrive pedal, which has been the industry standard for decades. In combination with a good tube amp, the Plumes produces a warm, transparent saturation. EarthQuaker dispenses with the proven JRC4558 OpAmp and BJT buffers and replaces them in the circuit with low noise JFET OpAmps for a more precise sound with significantly lower background noise. With 10 megaohm input impedance, the pedal offers a wonderfully clear, detailed sound. The working range of the tone control has also been adjusted to provide a wider range of possible sounds with a richer low end. In addition, the Plumes offers three selectable clipping modes to adapt the sound of the pedal to as many styles and different equipment as possible. Mode 1 offers balanced clipping based on a pair of LEDs. The setting offers the richest crunch and classic sound of an overdriven tube amp. Mode 2 is a clean boost without soft clipping, perfect for bringing the clean sound forward in the mix or driving an amp's preamp to saturation. Mode 3 uses asymmetrical clipping with silicon diodes and sounds most like an original screamer. In direct comparison, however, the setting delivers more output and clearer clean sounds. The Plumes also features EarthQuaker Device's 'Soft Touch' Flexi-Switch function, which allows you to choose between momentary mode and traditional latching in no time.

  • Low to Medium Gain Overdrive effect pedal
  • Innovative evolution of the legendary green overdrive pedal with more headroom, less noise and significantly better signal integrity
  • 3 selectable clipping modes (balanced LED, asymmetric silicon, no diode OpAmp Drive)
  • Improved working range of the tone control
  • harmonizes with electric guitars, basses and synths
  • noiseless relay-based soft-touch circuit works as latching and momentary switch
  • True Bypass
  • controls for Level, Tone, Gain
  • 3-way toggle switch for the three clipping modes
  • Bypass foot switch
  • Status LED
  • Metal housing
  • 6.3 mm mono jack input/output
  • Power supply via optional 9V DC power supply unit, 2.1 x 5.5 mm hollow plug, polarity (-) inside
  • Battery operation not supported
  • Power consumption 25 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) 117 x 64 x 57 mm
  • Weight 396 g
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