Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Pedal
Strymon didn’t want to build just another distortion or overdrive. They knew they must examine what has been done, and bring a new approach to the world of drive sounds. Introducing the Riverside Multistage Drive pedal! Riverside is the culmination of a thorough analysis of numerous analog and vacuum tube circuits. Our goal? To deliver a new world of harmonically rich, incredibly versatile, tube-inspired drive sounds.
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Discover Your amps potential.
The Riverside Multistage Drive pedal features cascading gain stages that creates harmonically rich tones that are immensely musical and natural. From silky clean overdrive to colossal distortion, and all points between. Our analog JFET front-end ensures that Riverside responds to your guitar with uncompromised dynamics and feel. The precision crafted DSP generates dynamic complexity and pleasing harmonics at every stage, letting your amp shine at any gain level. Riverside takes your amp to places you never knew it could go.
Everyone has a favorite.
Riverside allows you to save and recall your favorite settings. Simply dial up your favorite sound, and press and hold the Favorite switch to save these settings. Instantly recall these settings with the press of the Favorite switch, or press again to return back to the current knob settings. It’s like having two drive pedals in one.
Get a boost.
Chances are, you won’t want to wait for your solo to turn on Riverside. The boost pedal input allows you to leave Riverside on all the time with just the amount of dirt, distortion, and drive you desire, and then boost your overall output signal by up to +6dB when you need to jump up in the mix. Connect an external switch to engage and disengage Riverside’s Boost.
Strymon sound designer and DSP engineer Pete Celi takes you on an in-depth tour of Riverside’s sounds and features. Pete talks about the JFET and DSP gain stages, the circuit tuning going on behind the scenes, and goes over the sonic capabilities in detail.