Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Pedal
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Strymon's Riverside multistage drive effects pedal can go from a clean, clear boost to a thick, modern, high gain without compromising sound quality across the range. And that's just the beginning. The Riverside's variable circuit tuning combines analog and digital circuitry with digital circuitry, ensuring that your tone is always in the sweet spot no matter how much gain you add. The Riverside can be used with any combination of amplifiers and guitars, thanks to its intuitive but comprehensive controls. Strymon also loaded the Riverside with many secondary functions that will make it the center of your rig.
The Strymon Riverside is compatible with any amplifier. It has the same feel and richness as a tube amp. The Class A JFET input stage responds wonderfully to your playing. Each of the four gain stages is a mix of DSP and analog. Strymon's variable-circuit tuning is used to ensure that every stop on the gain control is in a sweet spot. The onboard Gain switch changes the sound from a vintage, lower-gain to a tight, aggressive, higher-gain tone.
Amazing Voicing Options
Because the Riverside pedal is so versatile, it can replace multiple dirt boxes on your boards. The easy-to-use controls will allow you to choose whether you prefer gritty blues or piercing metal tones. You can use the Gain and Pushbuttons to decide if you want a classic midrange punch or more distortion-y tones. The active 3-band EQ can be found after the gain stages to maximize its impact. The Riverside is equally at home delivering midrange-heavy rock sounds as it is with scooped sustain.
To meet the demands of modern playing styles, most guitarists require multiple drive pedals. Riverside's multi-stage drive's Favorite pedal gives you the same versatility with one pedal. You can save your preset and use it again when you touch the Favorite switch. You can access two different gain levels and tones at once. You can also adjust parameters for other Strymon effects using the Favorite switch. This feature alone will ensure that the Riverside makes it onto many Guitars-USA guitarists' boards.
Strymon's Secondary Functions
The Riverside multistage drive pedal is a striking addition to Strymon's innovative line of electric guitar effects pedals. It boasts many features hidden under the hood, just like the rest. A 3-position Presence switch is located at the back. This controls the pedal's high-end details and allows it to be used as an independent guitar preamp. An optional footswitch allows for a variable boost of up to 6 dB. The onboard noise reduction circuit reduces the hiss associated with high-gain tones.
Strymon made the Riverside compatible with both external footswitches and expression pedals as if all the functionality onboard wasn't enough. You can access any variable control on the pedal by using the expression pedal input. You can also use this as a volume pedal. The external footswitch activates an onboard clean boost. The Strymon Riverside multistage drive effects pedal has a true bypass design that ensures your signal will remain intact even when it is disconnected.
Strymon Riverside Overdrive Effects and Pedal Features:
A powerful overdrive pedal that offers a wide range of tones and control
Variable circuit tuning assures a sweet spot in the gain range
For maximum impact, 3-band EQ seeks the gain structure.
Your preset is remembered by your favorite switch
Presets can be controlled by the Favorite Switch on Strymon pedals as well
The Class A JFET input behaves just like a great tube amplifier
The main character of the overdrive is determined by its Gain and Push switches
Footswitch options can provide up to 6dB boost
Variable threshold noise reduction
The expression pedal can control any parameter or volume
True bypass switching