A new world of drive.
Riverside is the culmination of a
thorough analysis of numerous analog and vacuum tube circuits. Strymon's goal?
To deliver a new world of harmonically rich, incredibly versatile,
tube-inspired drive sounds. They 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.
Discover your amp’s potential.
gain stages create 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.
Infinite sweet spot.
variable circuit tuning dynamically tweaks multiple parameters under
the hood so that the sweet spot follows you at any gain setting. As you
turn the Drive knob, Riverside makes continuous adjustments, tuning the
circuit for optimum tone. This results in an incredibly versatile drive
pedal that is equally capable of providing sparking cleans, mild
overdrives, high-gain leads, and heavy saturated distortions.
Flexibility to adapt to any amp.
amp choice has a large influence on the sound of any drive pedal
connected to it. Riverside’s musical 3-band EQ, with independent Bass,
Middle and Treble knobs, is designed to complement your amp’s tone with
the flexibility needed to dial in your sound effectively and
efficiently. The three-position Presence switch tailors the highest
frequencies, allowing Riverside to integrate perfectly with any amp or
setup, no matter how dark or bright.
Digital or analog? We chose both.
first stage of Riverside’s custom multistage drive topology is
an all-analog, ultra low noise, discrete, class-A JFET circuit. This
gain stage is digitally controlled to maximize headroom while adding as
much as 20dB of pure analog gain, with tight integration to the
subsequent DSP gain stages.
With Strymon's hybrid approach you get the
best of both analog and digital worlds: The JFET stage provides
exceptional touch sensitivity and dynamic interaction with your
guitar, while the incredibly powerful SHARC DSP facilitates the
great level of detailed complexity and responsiveness you’ll want to