Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive

Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive


  • $410.00 CAD

Digital or analog?

The 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 the 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 hear.


• Custom cascading multistage distortion topology provides a wide range of tube-inspired drive tones
• Digitally controlled analog class A JFET input gain stage maximizes headroom while adding up to 20dB of pure analog gain
• Precision crafted DSP gain stages provide detailed complexity and responsiveness
• Low gain channel for smooth classic overdrive
• High gain channel for modern saturated distortion
• 3-band EQ with independent Bass, Middle and Treble controls
• Selectable post-analog gain mid-band EQ push
• Presence switch to tailor the sound for use with all amplifiers from dark to bright
• Optional variable-threshold noise reduction helps tame noisy guitar pickups


• High impedance mono input
• Mono output
• Favorite footswitch to save a favorite setting
• Expression pedal input allows the connection an expression pedal for simultaneous morphing control over multiple parameters (Expression mode), or logarithmic taper for smooth volume control (Volume mode)
• Boost pedal input allows connection of an external footswitch for up to +6dB of analog boost, or to toggle the Favorite preset on other Strymon pedals (Favorite Out mode)

Audio Quality

• Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters provide uncompromising audio quality
• Premium analog front end and output section
• Super high performance SHARC DSP in a compact form factor
• 32-bit floating point processing


• True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
• Strong and lightweight anodized gold aluminum chassis
• 9V DC power supply included
• Power requirements: maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 250mA of current
• Dimensions: 4.5″ deep x 4″ wide x 1.75″ tall (11.4 cm deep x 10.2 cm wide x 4.4 cm tall)
• Designed and built in the USA

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