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Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

Electro-Harmonix creates classic overdrive in a pedal that’s as bold as New York City.


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Symmetrical overdrive adds edge and gain without compromising tone. Volume and Drive take it from sweet to searing while Tone lets you dial in just the right amount of bite to cut through the mix. No matter how hard you drive it, you’re always in control. True bypass and tone that is absolutely unflinching at a musician-friendly price!


  • Great for getting some dirt out of a clean amp or pushing your dirty amp over the top
  • True Bypass
  • 9 Volt battery included
  • Optional 9.6DC-200 power supply available
  • Tough, compact die-cast chassis

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I would. Buy again


Makes it sing



works as advertised


I never bought into the fetish for the JRC4558 chip, nor the endless arcane Tube Screamer folklore. Having said that, this is a very good, relatively inexpensive drive. It gooses the 6SL7 based front end of my amp, adding a nice dose of grit, while not screwing with the lovely wide harmonic range of this big bottle, octal base honey. I would recommend it for anything without a master volume, especially any old Ampeg, Tweed or Blackface design. You get a lot for the price.


New York, NY


Great Blues-y Overdrive


The East River Drive is a compact and versatile overdrive pedal. Ranging in tones from subtle to gritty, this is a great blues-y overdrive, in the same vein as the Boss BD-2, but with a bit more character.

Brian V

Huntington, NY


Great pedal for the price!


EHX East River Drive If you're looking for a classic overdrive pedal for Blues, Rock, Alternative, & Grunge (not Metal), this is the pedal for you! The quality of the overdrive is fantastic and it delivers a smooth, sweet sound! - This pedal maintains your guitar's tone. Also, the tone knob makes significant difference in your tone. - It's versatile. There are three knobs (volume, tone, & drive), all are responsive. Playing around with these knobs really changes your sound. The drive knob drastically changes your overdrive from clean to gritty & raw!!! (it doesn't go as high as high-gain/metal) - Loads of sweet spots - Cheap - Durable. Made in America. Metal casing & switch. You could murder someone with this and it would still work.

Dan the Fan

Chicago, IL


East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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