The Pluma drive is a modern and fresh take on the classic Tube screamer, designed to fulfill all modern (and classic guitar player) needs. The guys from EQD have updated the classic Ibanez circuit with some key features, such as a diode selection toggle to switch in between diodes and set the unit as an open booster or a compressed overdrive. They also included an internal Charge pump that gives you plenty of headroom!
Earthquaker devices Plumes ™ is more rooted in the soil pedal than the fun and weird stuff we used to get from them, and this is good. Because it delivers what you expect on a modern but intuitive overdrive with a big part TubeScreamer ™ in its circuit.
But wait, another TS… what makes it so different, and why do you see so many guys online posting pictures of one on their boards. It’s simple. A lot of headroom, capable of more gain and all-new tone control allows a way bigger range and more natural sounding range. It also has three different clipping options depending on your needs as boost or a dedicated drive. All in all, very well done from the guys in Ohio and a highly recommended build.
- Diode toggle
For further analysis on this circuit take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.