PLUMES – $169
Plumes is an overdrive based around that classically overdone tube-like circuit you all know, and amps crave. We've done away with the sacred 4558 IC and the classic BJT transistor buffers and replaced them with JFET operational amplifiers and raised the input impedance to nearly 10 megaohms! We've also added three different clipping options for your consideration. Mode 1 is symmetrical clipping utilising a pair of light emitting diodes, this is the crunchiest setting the Plumes has to offer. Mode 2 is clean boost mode, this eliminates the soft clipping diodes altogether and leaves you with straight OpAmp drive. Mode 3 is an asymmetrical silicon diode arrangement similar to the stock screamer but with more output and clean clarity; the tone some people describe as transparent.