I’ve been reviewing a lot Big Muffs and Power Boosters lately but few have been as requested as the Comfortably Plum from Green Carrot. For obvious reasons, I’m sure. Another new pedal from the UK based company is the Rosemary and Thym. Here’s my review of both.
There’s no doubt that the Floydian Plum is aimed at us – the Pink Floyd and David Gilmour geeks among guitarists.
The pedal feature a typical Ram’s Head style Big Muff circuit, with the usual controls for volume, gain and tone. There’s also a 3-way toggle switch for boost, allowing the pedal to cut through a band mix when needed.
Tonally the Muff reminds me of my old BYOC Large Beaver. It’s a fairly controlled Muff and slightly darker sounding compared to most Ram’s Heads but there’s plenty of gain and volume on tap.
Compared to the recent EHX reissue, the Floydian Plum seems to be easier to match with different types of amps and pickups. Especially for your David Gilmour tones.
The overdrive side of the pedal is based on the classic Colorsound Power Boost circuit, with an internal voltage doubler for more headroom. There’s also a master volume control allowing you to finely tune the amount of breakup and boost.
Compared to an original 9-18V Power Boost, this one sound slightly darker and perhaps a tad more compressed, which makes it more versatile and easier to blend with different types of amps and other pedals.
Perhaps not as vintage sounding as some of the clones but it certainly nails those classic tones. You can crank it up for some nice fuzz tones too, without that nasty bleed you often get from bright silicon transistors.