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Blumes EarthQuaker Devices Pedal

Blumes EarthQuaker Devices Pedal

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Blumes EarthQuaker Devices Pedal

Blumes is a bass overdrive pedal that has three different modes of operation and uses an all-analog tri-mode soft clipping circuit. Its design is based on the classic screamer circuit but with its own unique voice. Blumes has a similar sound and features as the Plumes Small Signal Shredder, but with double the amount of gain and a deeper bass response to maintain the low end. It uses an internal bipolar power supply, which provides more dynamics and headroom. As a result, Blumes delivers a three-dimensional tone with added clarity and can push a tube amp to its limits.

What's in the Box of the Blumes EarthQuaker Devices Pedal?

  • Blumes Pedal
  • Pedal Box with Artwork by Jamie Stillman
  • Cloth Pedal Bag
  • EarthQuaker Devices Sticker
  • Blumes Pedal Manual

Blumes EarthQuaker Devices Pedal Controls

  • Gain: This controls the amount of drive.

  • Tone: More bass to the left, more middles in the middle and more treble to the right.

  • Level: This controls the output volume.
  • Clipping Modes (3-Way Toggle):
    • Symmetrical LED clipping: more crunch and compression.
    • No clipping: wide open OpAmp drive for clean boost.
    • Asymmetrical silicon diode clipping: more transparency with a loose feel.

      Blumes EarthQuaker Devices Pedal Design Notes

      As a bass player, we understand that you often feel neglected within the hierarchy of band constructs, despite the fact that you hold down the rhythmic foundation and make everyone sound better. So that’s why this marvelous yellow box was created specifically for you. But fear not, 6-stringers, this is also the perfect pedal for all of your deep overdrive needs, especially you drop-tuned masters. We see you.

      This all-analog tri-mode overdrive with soft clipping carries the torch of the classic screamer circuit but has a voice all its own. And thanks to its bipolar power, you'll get more dynamics, clarity, and all the headroom you could ever desire. The end result is a more three-dimensional tone with added clarity that really pushes a nice tube amp over the edge.

      While embodying most of the kick ass characteristics and features of the Plumes, we went ahead and modified this circuit with double the gain and a deeper bass response to retain all the low end. At lower gain settings, you’ll get all of the crunchy tone you love about the original, but once you get above noon on the Gain control, that’s where the similarities stop. Now you’re in bass country, baby! Get ready to shake some walls and field some angry calls from your neighbors (just send them to voicemail).

      And much like the Plumes, this pedal offers three different clipping options for your desired low end face melting needs.

      Mode 1: Symmetrical LED clipping that utilizes a pair of light emitting diodes. This is the crunchiest setting the Blumes has to offer. This signal is less compressed and way more open with tons of output for when you really want to go wild.

      Mode 2: Clean pure OpAmp gain boost mode. This eliminates the soft clipping diodes altogether and leaves you with straight OpAmp drive. This will be the loudest output with the fullest frequency response, and can be used as a clean boost when the Gain control is set below 11 o’clock.

      Mode 3: Asymmetrical silicon diode arrangement similar to the stock screamer but with more output and clean clarity, which provides more transparent tone. Using this mode gives a warmer low-end response and lower output. It’s fuzzier with half the output and is the most compressed. If you like the fuzzy ends of distortion with a clean undertone, you’ll love this setting. We guarantee it.

      Blumes EarthQuaker Devices Pedal Specs

      • Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.50 x 2.25 in. (121 x 64 x 57 mm) with knobs
      • Current Draw: 25 mA
      • Input Impedance: 10 MΩ
      • Output Impedance: 100 Ω
      • Flexi-Switch® Technology: This device features Flexi-Switch® Technology! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.
        • For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.
        • For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch the effect will be bypassed.
        • Since the switching is relay based, it requires power to pass signal.
      • Power: This device takes a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. DO NOT RUN AT HIGHER VOLTAGES!

      Blumes EarthQuaker Devices Pedal Warranty

      All EarthQuaker Devices pedals come with a limited lifetime warranty. If it breaks, they'll fix it.

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