EarthQuaker Devices Blumes


Bass overdrive based on the Plumes circuit with twice the gain.

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SKU: 405242

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The Blumes is an overdrive based on the Plumes circuit that is ideal for bass players and all purveyors of low-end. While embodying the key characteristics and features of the Plumes, EarthQuaker 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.

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 +/- power supply it utilizes bipolar power, which gives you 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. Like the Plumes, the Blumes offers three different clippings, all tailored for bass guitar.

The Blumes features EarthQuaker Devices relay-based “soft touch” Flexi-Switch™ Technology for both momentary and latching footswitch operation as well as a very low 25mA current draw.


Highlights Bass overdrive based on modified Plumes-circuit
Deep bass response, twice as much gain as the Plumes
3 different clipping options:
symmetrical LED, asymmetrical silicon, and no diode OpAmp drive
Operates off internal bipolar power for more headroom and signal integrity
Topmounted jacks and silent relay-based Flexi-Switch®
Handbuilt in Akron, Ohio, USA
Bypass True bypass
Power consumption 9V DC center negative (power supply sold separately)
25 mA
Dimensions H: 5,7 cm (incl. knobs)
W: 6,6 cm
D: 12,1 cm
Weight 270 g.