Get the Bluesy Breakup You Need!When it comes to rootsy, bluesy tone, Rivera's Blues Shaman guitar overdrive's got the tone you've been longing for. This simple unassuming pedal makes dialing in the perfect degree of Class A overdrive easy, giving you access to a focused yet incredibly flexible amount of tube-style breakup. When you plug into a Blues Shaman, it's less like plugging into a standard stompbox and more like hooking up a boutique tube amp. The Blues Shaman's gain and level controls work just like those on a standard amp, allowing you to hit its analog soft-clipping circuitry dynamically to get breakup that responds to your guitar's volume they way a real tube circuit does. That makes the Rivera Blues Shaman incredibly fun and comfortable to play with.
To take the amp analogy one step farther, Rivera outfitted the Blues Shaman with a separate Ascension control, which acts the way a clean boost would in front of a tube preamp. This lets you take your tone from the edge of distortion to classic full-bodied overdrive bliss, with just the press of a single footswitch. In addition to a standard tone knob (which, as it happens, has an incredibly profound effect on the Blues Shaman's voice), you also have a Stack/Combo switch to help sculpt your tone.
Although you can make the argument that the Stack setting has a fuller sound like an amp stack, and the Combo setting is more focused like a combo amp, really, these setting are great for pushing the sound of your guitar. For instance, you can add satisfying umph to your Tele's bottom end by switching your Blues Shaman to Stack mode, or tighten up the sound of your Les Paul's humbuckers by switching over to combo. All in all, you're going to be amazed by the massive range of overdrive tones you can get from a Rivera Blues Shaman.
Rivera Blues Shaman Electric Guitar Overdrive Pedal Features at a Glance:
- The perfect way to make any amplifier sound like a small tube amp pushed to the breakup point
- Dial in anything from mild blues crunch to classic Class A overdrive
- Simple level and gain controls give you access to a wide degree of tube-style breakup
- Ascension footswitch lets you add an extra boost to your gain
- Stack/Combo switch switches between a fuller and a more focused sound
- True bypass switching preserves your guitar tone when not in use