EarthQuaker Devices Unveils the Blumes Low Signal Shredder
With its all-analog tri-mode overdrive and three different clipping options, this pedal is designed to deliver a three-dimensional tone with added clarity.
"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 is 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 is a 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, which can be used as a clean boost when the Gain control is set below 11 o’clock.
Mode 3 is an 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 Low Signal Shredder Bass Demo | EarthQuaker Devices
- Bass overdrive based on a modified Plumes
- Deep bass response
- Twice as much gain as the Plumes
- Features 3 different clipping options: symmetrical LED, asymmetrical silicon, and no diode OpAmp drive
- Operates on internal bipolar power for more headroom and signal integrity
- All-analog signal path
- True bypass
- Silent relay-based switching with Flexi-Switch Technology
- Lifetime warranty
- Current Draw: 25 mA
- Input Impedance: 10 MΩ
- Output Impedance: 100 Ω
- USA Retail Price: $99.00
Each Blumes pedal is forged in the deepest, lowest caverns of Akron, Ohio, USA, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
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