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Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal   

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Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive creates classic overdrive that's as bold as New York City. Add some east coast attitude to your clean sou...Click To Read More About This Product

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A gritty overdrive that'll add some New York attitude to your sound.

Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive creates classic overdrive that's as bold as New York City. Add some east coast attitude to your clean sound or send your already gritty tone over the edge. 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! What more could you ask for?

FEATURES
  • 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

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Electro-HarmonixEast River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Compact (8)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

EHX East River Drive

I got this thing out of the box, and i was impressed with the size, its a nice compact overdrive pedal. Up until now i have been using a boss DS-1 for...Read complete review

I got this thing out of the box, and i was impressed with the size, its a nice compact overdrive pedal. Up until now i have been using a boss DS-1 for all my overdrive/distortion sounds. Not a bad setup, but not overly versitile, especially since i have been expanding out and doing more classic rock, blues, southern rock, etc. I plugged my Les Paul into it, and I got that sweet overdrive at about 12 o clock on the gain knob. Turn the gain down, and this thing makes for a wonderful clean boost! What this will not do well is the really high gain-y stuff. Gain fully cranked, you're looking at a tone similar to funk 49, as far as gain is concerned. This pedal is dynamic, articulate, every not of the chord rings out. It is a great addition to any collection!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just what I expected

Electro-Harmoics makes some of the best pedals and this is no exception. But as a overdrive pedal its laking. It could use a bit more range in gain, and the volume can become...Read complete review

Electro-Harmoics makes some of the best pedals and this is no exception. But as a overdrive pedal its laking. It could use a bit more range in gain, and the volume can become quite sensitive after 2 o'clock. But I love the tone feature. It feels very natural, like an extension of your guitars tone knob. Over all, for the price its a good pedal to have, but comparing it to a Tube Screamer is unfair.

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5.0

Excellent and Flexible OD Pedal

By A-Aron

from Houston, TX

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Hiss/Hum

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I love this pedal.

I primarly play for church in our worship team and am relatively new to electric guitar, pedals, etc.

I picked up the Boss SD-1 and DS-1 as industry standard to start to learn from. It became clear that I was getting too much dirt from those pedals to use in the majority of our worship set. My amp is already a little dirty, so adding the SD1 went straight to crunch without much gap.

Enter the ERD. I researched for a long time looking for TS808/TS8/TS9-like pedals that were flexible, had a good clean drive with flexibility to go from very light to medium dirt and really liked the sound from the ERD in youtube reviews with varying setups from single coil to bar humuckers, etc.

I love this pedal. In my signal chain I needed it to add gain and drive, the boost is excelent, drive is clean and punchy and get get to moderate dirt if you go all the way. With my rig it tends to run a little on the treble side, so I run the tone at 10 o'clock.

For my set last weekend, I ran te volume at 2 oclock, drive at 9 oclock and tone at 10 o clock. This gave me a good clean punch. I received a lot of positive feedback about my tone this weekend. No one knew I swapped pedals but me.

The only concern I have, it seems to have quite a bit of hiss/hum when egaged. I put an EHX silencer on the gain side of my effects loop, so it doesn't bother me, but would if I didn't have the noise gate engaged.

 
4.0

Well worth the price

By Mram

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Pro: Great for anyone looking to gain a little edge and volume boost on an amp with no overdrive boost and does not compromise on tone. Con: can be a little noisy if left on, simple fix shut off when not playing

     
    2.0

    Quality Issue...again

    By Danofan

    from Anytown, Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Second East River Drive with switch problems. Sent the first one back to MF within 45 days and they sent another unit. Now I am outside the 45 day return and this unit is having the same trouble. Intermittent switch. Step on the switch and...nothing. Step on it again, and it works. Can't have this in live situations. I own several EHX pedals and none but the ERD have this problem.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Awesome

    By Jackson Black

    from Central New York

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    My BigMuff~Pi is now officially jealous!
    The East River Drive OD ENHANCES the true sound of my Strat, it does not diminish the nice fat Strat sound!!!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    EHX East River Drive

    By Stormy Monday

    from Path of Matthew

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Easy To Dial In Dirt
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        bought the ERD instead of a TS9 due to a better price point. Not disappointed.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply amazing.

        By Donald1324567

        from Va

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I honestly don't know what to say other than WOW. It's such a simple little pedal and makes my tone shine. I use it as a slight overdrive on my clean channel and it sores. Very good tone.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally, a good, affordable TS

          By Rockerduck

          from Marietta, Ga.

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Great Tubescreamer. EHX knocked this out of the park.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Overdrive!

            By Surfdog

            from Central Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Great Tone Machine
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I loved this pedal the first time I heard it ( youTube). its like a tubescreamer on steroids. just MORE of a sweet or biting overdrive sound. I like that pick attack can bring out that nice breakup. Plays well with humbuckers and single coils. Character changes a bit with each. Cant beat the price either. A great sound at half the price of most pedals! I really love that about the East River Drive.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EHX East River Drive

              By dormroomguitarist416

              from Hershey, PA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I got this thing out of the box, and i was impressed with the size, its a nice compact overdrive pedal. Up until now i have been using a boss DS-1 for all my overdrive/distortion sounds. Not a bad setup, but not overly versitile, especially since i have been expanding out and doing more classic rock, blues, southern rock, etc. I plugged my Les Paul into it, and I got that sweet overdrive at about 12 o clock on the gain knob. Turn the gain down, and this thing makes for a wonderful clean boost! What this will not do well is the really high gain-y stuff. Gain fully cranked, you're looking at a tone similar to funk 49, as far as gain is concerned. This pedal is dynamic, articulate, every not of the chord rings out. It is a great addition to any collection!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Overdrive

                By LB

                from US

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Is a great overdrive' it does what it should' you really can't get anything better in this price range. And its made in the usa.

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