Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive

Custom cascading multistage distortion topology providing a wide range of tube-inspired drive tones
Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive
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Big tube overdrive in a small package

The Strymon Riverside Multistage Overdrive pedal offers a wide variety of tones from silky smooth, to shredder distortion, and everything in between. With up to 20 dB of added gain, Riverside will really bring your rig to life.

Riverside is designed in a simple, yet powerful design. On the top left we have two selectable drive circuits, High, and Low. This is the starting point of how the gain control will react, turning the gain control clockwise will begin to add more drive, the precision crafted DSP generates dynamic complexity and pleasing harmonics at every stage. On the top right, there is a boost circuit built in, with the options of Normal, and Mid. On the normal selection, it acts as a clean boost, where the “Mid” selection will set priority to the mid-range frequencies, allowing you to get more punch and grit. For even more customization, a three band EQ has been added with Low, Mid, and High controls. The rear panel three-position Presence switch applies to the Treble EQ band, allowing Riverside to integrate perfectly with any amp or setup, no matter how dark or bright.


  • 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 20 dB 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

Additional Information

Condition New
Input Connectors 1/4 in. TS
Output Connectors 1/4 in. TS
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