EarthQuaker Devices offers a unique take on the Tube Screamer with the $99 Plumes

EarthQuaker Devices is already famed for its triple-footswitched, TS-based Palisades overdrive pedal, but the company has now launched its own compact take on the Tube Screamer - meet the Plumes overdrive pedal.

Promising a unique take on the venerable circuit, designed for guitar and bass, the Plumes promises “more headroom, lower noise and far better signal integrity”.

Three clipping options are onboard: symmetrical LED (crunch), asymmetrical silicon (transparent) and no diode opamp drive (boost), while there’s also a “reimagined” tone control that “helps to sculpt low-end, clear top-end and focus midrange”.

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes pedal

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Elsewhere, EQD’s Flexi-Switch offers both momentary and latching-style footswitching options, as well as soft-touch true bypass switching.

The Plumes even clocks in at just $99/£109, which is mighty impressive indeed given the versatility on offer.

Pop on over to EarthQuaker Devices for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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