The Foxgear Ryder distortion pedal comes from the mind of the legendary Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake, Dead Daisies). It takes as its foundation the Foxgear RATS distortion but features a different filter that lets you reach Doug Aldrich’s searing lead tone by using a clipping section featuring Germanium Diodes. Of course, the Ryder kept the same Golden-Pin relays, True Bypass and Low-Noise circuitry as the beloved RATS distortion, meaning that you will enjoy translucent, noiseless operation no matter how high you turn up the gain.
Like all of Foxgear’s Professional Compact series pedals, the Foxgear Ryder measures only 2.3” x 4.7” x 1.1”, and can easily fit any pedalboard. Constructed with completely screw-free housings, the Ryder features an acrylic faceplate that lights up and glows warmly once connected to power, and comes with a limited 5 year warranty.
The Foxgear Ryder Distortion pedal is the signature distortion of legendary Whitesnake and Dio guitarist Doug Aldrich. Based on the classic Rats Distortion tone, Doug Aldrich has amped the clipping section up with Germanium Diodes, giving you access to new dimensions of grit and gain, allowing you to get that signature Doug Aldrich lead tone and a heavy rhythm tone like no other. Featuring Foxgear’s signature low-noise true-bypass circuitry, the Ryder Distortion will get you where you need to go without dirtying up your signal with unwanted noise.