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Plumes Small Signal Shredder

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. The input impedance has been raised to a whopping 10megaohms for a stronger signal with more clarity and chime. Cutoff of the tone control has been adjusted to deliver a more useful range of travel with more booming bass on the low end without 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, itll 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".

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 FlexiSwitch Technology
• All-analog signal path

Specifications
Current Draw: 25 mA
Input impedance: 10M
Output impedance: 100 ohms
Dimensions: 4.75" x 2.50" x 2.25"
Weight: 14 oz

ONE OVERDRIVE TO RULE THEM ALL!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Best overdrive on the market right now, hands down. Built like a tank, sounds absolutely unreal no matter where the knobs are set and it’s dead quiet. No fizziness like a lot of other OD’s that I’ve tried in the past. Dare I say TubeScreamer killer?!
Posted by Ben Jamin on Nov 24, 2020
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Great pedal, great value0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Danforth), Ontario
You what beefy mids? This'll beef your mids. Got this pedal a couple of weeks ago and it was love at first listen.
Posted by Seb on Oct 23, 2020
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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
Great second stage overdrive! I use it with the JHS Morning Glory and it sounds fantastic.
Posted by BJ on Oct 2, 2020
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If You Could Own Just One More Overdrive Pedal...2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
...This is it. Even if you have more than enough Tubescreamer-type pedals, the Plumes could be the perfect overdrive for you. EarthQuaker always impress with their effect choices and build quality, so for this low price, it's worth it just to have one on hand.
Posted by Kevy Metal on Aug 13, 2020
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Great OD/Tubescreamer that outclasses the best1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
This pedal is great, you can't get a bad tone out of it. You can use it as a clean boost all the way to heavy crunch and distortion. The 3-way toggle allows you to get your desired tone from marshally to classic 808 tones. Can't recommend enough. Played it next to an OCD and had to go with this pedal. The price awesome for what you're getting.
Posted by Dale on May 29, 2020
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Yes...buy yet another od pedal4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Best overdrive/boost you can get in this price range. I've been running a sub octave fuzz into the LED drive option and it does unbelievably cool things to the signal. Can't recommend this pedal enough.
Posted by Graham on Feb 29, 2020
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