Earthquaker Devices Plumes Small Signal Shredder

Earthquaker Devices Plumes Small Signal Shredder

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Description & Specs

From Earthquaker:

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, we feel the Plumes has a few twists and turns to make it unique enough to stand out.

The Plumes does away with the trusted JRC4558 OpAmp and the BJT buffers and replaces them with low noise JFET OpAmps for a more robust and precise signal with a significantly lower noise floor. The 9v power input is internally converted to +/- 9v for more headroom and a clarity that is almost three-dimensional. We’ve raised the input impedance to a whopping 10 megaohms for a stronger signal with more clarity and chime. We’ve also adjusted the cutoff of the tone control to deliver a more useful range of travel with more booming bass on the low end with out sacrificing the cutting midrange and bright top end.

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...

  • 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
  • Current Draw: 25 mA
  • Input impedance: 10M
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Out-of-box dimensions: 4.75” x 2.50” x 2.25”
  • Weight: 14oz

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12/13/2020
Michael I.
United States United States
I recommend this product
SO much more than a TS9/TS808

The Plumes by EQD is a pretty stunning overdrive. The three settings on the switch give you many options in terms of the overdrive you seek, and you can dial in everything from just a bit o' warm drive to a screaming crunch. I love it and it just booted another overdrive off my board. It sounds three-dimensional (if that's possible) and jumps out at you. I have yet to use it in a band setting (thanks to COVID) but can't wait to see how it interacts with other instruments and how I'll dial in the tone -- the tone knob seems eminently usable. Great pedal --- my new favorite OD!

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11/24/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Awesome overdrive+

I heard a lot about the TS 808 circuit, and wanted a good dirt pedal in-between my clean sound and my favorite fuzz pedal (three-knob Bender-style fuzz). This definitely has more gain than I expected, and it cuts through in a band setting. It just does all the magic stuff that people say the Tube Screamer does. And the three clipping modes give you a lot of versatility out of an otherwise simple configuration.