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EarthQuaker Devices Plumes Small Signal Shredder Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes Small Signal Shredder Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal, 3 Different Clipping Options, Reimagined Tone Control, True Bypass, Silent Relay-Based Switching, Flexi-Switch Technology, All-Analog Signal Path


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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. A unique approach to a classic tube-like overdrive circuit, this pedal features 3 different clipping options and reimagined tone control to give you more sculpting options. This pedal is suitable for any player looking for a classic tube-like overdrive sound.

Unique Approach to a Classic Tube-Like Overdrive Circuit
This pedal provides a unique approach to a classic circuity, offering more headroom, lower noise, and far better signal integrity. 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, the Plumes has a few twists and turns to make it unique enough to stand out.

3 Different Clipping Options: Symmetrical LED, Asymmetrical Silicon, and No Diode OpAmp Drive
Mode 1 is symmetrical clipping utilizing a pair of light emitting diodes. This is the crunchiest setting the Plumes has to offer. Mode 2 is clean boost mode - 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".

Reimagined Tone Control
The reimagined tone control allows you to sculpt low end, clear top end, and get a focused midrange.


  • Unique Approach to a Classic Tube-Like Overdrive Circuit
  • 3 Different Clipping Options: Symmetrical LED, Asymmetrical Silicon, & No Diode OpAmp Drive
  • Reimagined Tone Control to Sculpt Low End, Clear Top End, & Focus Midrange
  • True Bypass
  • Silent Relay-Based Switching
  • EarthQuaker Devices Proprietary Flexi-Switch Technology
  • All-Analog Signal Path
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • 9V Power Supply Not Included

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this has replaced my tube screamer


I absolutely love this overdrive pedal. This has become of my go to pedals to drive my amp. I haven't found and amp that doesn't work well with this pedal.



Great Tube Screamer


Great Sounding Mid-High Gain Overdrive Gives you that tube screamer sound a lot of people are looking for, and gives a three way toggle switch for different clipping options. Has a slight harshness/brightness to the tone that I can't seem to quite figure out, but works great if that's the sound you are looking for!



This is the overdrive you're looking for.


I was originally looking to buy a TS9, but Sidney Tran at Sam Ash Tampa recommended this. As soon as I got it home I was sold. A very diverse pedal with the perfect mid-range boost I was looking for. This is the best kept secret on the market.



Ton of output!


The best thing about this pedal is that it has a ton of output, so you can drive a clean amp to breakup, and it sounds phenomenal, with low noise. This now has a permanent place on my pedalboard.



I Would buy again


Versatile overdrive pedal with three options based on the switch. The pedal does not need much volume to crank out powerful overdrive tones



Great to play clean and powerful!


If you need a pedal to play clean and, at the same time, powerful, this is the one you need! I love it!!



Not sure


Tried it on my Bass rig, not as good as I expected but I'm keeping it for my guitar to add a little edge.



Was not what I was looking for


Well, I have an old Tube Screamer and I was looking for a more updated take on that unit. Many reviewers noted this pedal had a similar tone and overdrive structure to the TS and that was exactly what I wanted. It had a few more options, so I viewed that as a bonus. Anyway, it did not work well for me. I have high-end pedals and my sound and tone are pristine; and I like it that way. I removed my TS and installed the Plumes - which was a bit of a pain as the jacks on the Plumes are on the top side of the pedal. This does create a puzzle if the "next-door" pedals have the jacks on the side. Requires - ideally - patch cables with the plugs on opposite sides. But, I digress. The sound from the Plumes was very fizzy. Died out with a decaying rhythmic distortion sound. Not OK. Tried all the settings and it was no better. Moved it around on the board, but not much improvement. In addition, I found it to have a pronounced treble characteristic that was a bit too much for me. I re-installed my old TS and bingo all was good ..... I like the sound of that old pedal much better. BTW the LED is blindingly bright! So, this did not work for me and I am going to return it. Maybe it will work for you??


New York (NY)


Great versatility, great value


I am using the Plumes on my bass pedal board. It does a great job of dialing in subtle overdrive without losing your low end. Awesome purchase!



So good!


This pedal has exceeded all of my expectations. I had never owned a TS style pedal before but this pedal makes me understand why they are so revered. It is LOUD with tons of level on tap and I absolutely love it!



Plumes Small Signal Shredder Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal

4.5 10


Effect Type Overdrive
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
True Bypass Yes
Control Layout Level Knob, Mode Switch, Gain Knob, Tone Knob, Footswitch
Casing Type/Chassis Aluminum
Battery Power No
Power Supply Type 9V
Power Supply Included No
Weight 0.875 lbs.
Dimensions 2.50 x 2.25 x 4.75 inches (WxHxD) with knobs
Model Plumes
Warranty Info:

EarthQuaker Devices will repair or replace any device that they made at any time as long as they are still in business. Warranty does not apply to the enclosure, graphics, knobs, hardware or any devices that are deliberately destroyed or modified by anyone other than EarthQuaker Devices.

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