NAMM 2024: “All the headroom you could ever desire” – EarthQuaker Devices’ Blumes brings chunked-up Plumes tones to the bass world, with the firm’s first ever bass overdrive pedal

EarthQuaker Devices Blumes
(Image credit: EarthQuaker Devices)

NAMM 2024: EarthQuaker Devices has broken new ground in its bass line-up, debuting its first ever bass overdrive pedal, Blumes. 

If the name rings a bell, that’s because its a nod to the firm’s stalwart guitar overdrive pedal, Plumes. While the new unit shares some of the circuitry, it has – as you’d hope – been heavily modified to provide a much deeper response. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.