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KERNOM RIDGE OVERDRIVE FRONT

R I D G E

OVERDRIVE
Regular price €299,00
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SPECIFICATIONS

INPUT IMPEDANCE:  1Meg Ohm (Guitar mode) / 32k Ohm (Line mode)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 100 Ohm
BYPASS SWITCHING: True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
DIMENSIONS:  11.2 cm deep x 16.4 cm wide x 5.2 cm tall (4.4 inches deep x 6.5 inches wide x 2 inches tall).
WEIGHT: 850 g (1,8 lbs)
BUILD MATERIAL: 5mm thick aluminium casing with summit white smooth and high grade painting surface
CAPABILITIES: Designed for both guitar, bass, synth and studio.

MIDI CABLE REQUIREMENTS: Use a type A mini jack TRS MIDI cable.
POWER ADAPTOR REQUIREMENTS: Use an adaptor (not included) with the following rating: 9VDC center negative. (250mA minimum, 300mA or more recommended.)

FEATURES

RIDGE MOOD

Kernom's distinctive MOOD knob enables you to explore a limitless array of overdrive clipping variations. Whether you prefer soft or hard clipping, symmetrical or asymmetrical characteristics, inspired by Germanium or Silicon diode behavior, our augmented analog circuitry empowers you to embark on a sonic voyage spanning the full spectrum of drive tones. With just a single twist of the knob, you can seamlessly transition from an ultra-clean boost to ferocious high-gain intensity, passing through dynamic overdrive or more compressed textures.

Advanced EQ section to sculpt your ideal tone.

To begin, we offer the traditional post-Tone control positioned after the clipping stage, allowing you to fine-tune how your pedal interacts with your amplifier, in an  advanced version within the Ridge. Recognizing the substantial impact that guitar interaction can have on overdrive tone, we've introduced a distinctive Pre-Tone adjustment before the clipping stage. This feature lets you modify how your playing influences the dynamics of the overdrive tone. Additionally, we've included a MID section to help your sound either stand out or seamlessly blend with other instruments in a mix.

Step on your favorite settings.

Use the internal preset accessible via the dedicated footswitch to have access to two sounds at any given time. Simply hold the preset footswitch for 2 seconds and save the current position of the knobs for later use.
Easily find what you've saved, thanks to Kernom's editing features.

Recall up to 128 presets via MIDI.

Full MIDI compatibility with easy editing features. Save and recall up to 128 different presets and cover all your overdrive needs. The use of an external MIDI switcher (not included) is needed.

BLEND YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS

Connect your expression pedal to the RIDGE to control any combination of knobs and explore new possibilities.

OVERVIEW

MID

Highly responsive MID Eq to shape the way your sound sits in the mix.

MOOD

Mood continuous control to choose from an infinite number of different clipping flavors.

VOLUME

Output volume control. Up to 30V output voltage from standard 9V input for ultimate dynamics to punish your amp using the VOLUME knob.

DRIVE

From ultra clean boost to full overdriven high gain Drive.

POST TONE

Post tone acting after the clipping stage to precisely tailor your output sound, from fat and heavy to beautiful chime.

PRE TONE

Pre tone acting before the clipping stage to change the way the pedal reacts to your guitar.

PRESET

1 onboard preset, 128 presets accessible via MIDI.

  • True bypass with relay.
  • Expression pedal Input.
  • MIDI in and OUT with full control OVER all the parameters.

USER MANUALS

KERNOM RIDGE OVERDRIVE USER MANUAL

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Sasha Ivantic RIDGE OVERDRIVE Video - KERNOM

SASHA IVANTIC

"What the F*** ?! I knew this could match standard pedals but never expected it could do like a stacked combination of pedals. I think the RIDGE is going to be with me for a very long time."

Livingroom Round Video - KERNOM

LIVINGROOM

"There are no tradeoffs, no compromises with sound despite the functionality and the versatility (...)"

Riffs Beards Gear Round Video - KERNOM

RIFFS BEARDS & GEAR

"The MOOD knob is where all the craziness happens", "This pedal is pretty wild, real talk"

YOUTUBE PLAY

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Sasha Ivantic RIDGE OVERDRIVE Video - KERNOM

SASHA IVANTIC

"What the F*** ?! I knew this could match standard pedals but never expected it could do like a stacked combination of pedals. I think the RIDGE is going to be with me for a very long time."

Customer Reviews

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S.B.
The Ridge is a classic

The Ridge is a beautiful drive that can have a ton of different flavors. The MOOD control is absolute genius. The pedal is able to achieve the greatest guitar tones ever produced. Absolutely incredible.

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J.P.
Incredible Company

The Kernom Ridge is the best distortion pedal I have ever used. Mine did have a rare issue with some circuitry. Kernom paid for shipping out of the US, fixed it, and shipped it back...no questions asked. They were quick, cordial, and I didn't pay a dime. customer for life!

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Dominik Zang
fresh innovative design with own sound character

An analog circuit with the advantages of Midi - ingenious. The pedal really does always sound great. No matter how the controls are set. Apart from the Mood control, I love the Mid control - really super musical and effective. My favorite setting is kind of a boost setting, with a bit of a clone like EQ curve, I guess. Fantastic piece of gear. I'm really excited about the new Fuzz coming out.

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Eder Mariano
Amazing Tool and getting better now!

Since I bought my Kernom Ridge, it has already been so good to play, the sound is amazing, and the form factor and the construction are literally another level. The pedal is gorgeous not only the sound but the design also. And really important to mention that they hear us... The Kernom guys implemented the new way to save presets and this is amazing. Thanks for this gem guys!

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Alex K Yoshii
Excellent sounding and extremely versatile overdrive

I just returned from a three-day studio session with Austrian progressive rock band Traumwerk. I bought a Ridge at Guitar Summit in Mannheim a few weeks ago, it has not made it onto my main pedalboard yet but I took it to the studio just in case. I have some pretty decent drive pedals on my board (Xotic, T-Rex, Klon KTR) but in the end used Ridge on almost every song. I have not even explored the MIDI options yet and basically used it as a straightforward overdrive pedal, but it has proved to be a major force already.

Congratulations, you've created a very useful and powerful (and sexy looking...) tool for us.