Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Pedal

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  • Offers Harmonically Rich, Versatile Drive Sounds
  • Analog JFET Front-End Provides Excellent Guitar Response
  • Precision Crafted DSP Delivers Dynamic Complexity
  • 3-Band EQ Provides the Ultimate Tonal Flexibility
  • 3-Position Presence Switch Ensures Optimum Sound on any Amp

Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Pedal

The Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Pedal combines the best of both analog and digital drive pedals. Using an ultra-low noise JFET circuit in the first gain stage, the pedal is incredibly responsive to your guitar, offering perfect dynamics and feel. A precision crafted DSP delivers dynamic complexity and harmonics to each gain stage, letting the amp shine at any gain level. The first stage is then digitally enhanced to maximise headroom, adding up to 20db of analog gain while also tightening the integration with the DSP gain stage. A selection of intuitive controls offers the ultimate tweaking of parameters, allowing you to find the perfect sound for you playing style, while the 3-position presence switch ensures the prefect tone on any amp. From silky clean overdrive, to colossal distortion, the Strymon Riverside Effects Pedal is the perfect addition to any player's pedalboard who wants to add harmonically rich drive tones to their sound.

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Built to Deliver the Ultimate Distortion

The Riverside pedal is designed to produce harmonically rich, versatile, tube-inspired drive sounds, bringing together the best of both analog and digital to create incredible distorted tones. A digitally enhanced JFET circuit is used in the pedal's first gain stage, provide excellent response while the digital enhancement maximises the headroom to add up to 20db of analog gain. A precision crafted DSP is also used to provide dynamic complexity, allowing the drive tones to sing at any gain stage on any amp. The riverside pedal has also been designed with specialised circuitry that ensures optimum tone, while the 3-band EQ offers excellent control over the frequencies.

Powerful Controls

The pedal features a range of power controls to adjust the drive effect, allowing you to create the perfect sound for your playing sound. The drive control affects the amount of gain the pedal produces, while its secondary function reduces the amount of noise the pedal produces when nothing is being played. The Level control adjusts the amount of output the pedal has, and can also be used to add up to +6dB of boost. The 3-band EQ allows for further tweaking to the pedal's low, mid, and high frequencies. The gain switch can be used to toggle between a low and high pass filter, allowing you to choose between heavily overdriven sounds to clean driven sounds and heavily saturated distortion. Use the push switch to select between a driven sound that’s either clean and slightly transparent, or with a pushed mid-band EQ.

Connect and Enhance the Pedal's Tone

A favourite footswitch is added to the Riverside, allowing you to keep your favourite setup to use later without having to dial in the controls again. Use a TRS cable from the Riverside’s boost output into the expression pedal input of another Strymon pedal to link the two together, allowing you to active both favourite switches simultaneously. The boost output can also be used to connect a boost pedal that provides 6db of boost, allowing you to leave the pedal on and then use the boost to add extra punch when needed. An expression output allows the pedal to connect to an expression pedal or volume pedal, offering further control over the Riverside’s effects.


  • Casing: Aluminium
  • Gain Types: High/Low
  • Push Types: Norm/Mid
  • Controls:
    • Drive/Noise Reduction
    • Level/Boost Level
    • Bass
    • Middle
    • Treble
    • Presence
  • Inputs: Jack, Expression Pedal, Boost
  • Outputs: Jack
  • Power: 9V centre-negative 250mA (Included)


  • Height: 1.75"
  • Depth: 4.6"
  • Width: 4"