Amp maker announces the Shaman stompboxes 18-Jan-11
Rivera has announced their first pedals. Here's what they have to say about them...
Voiced for aggression, the Metal Shaman provides a more overdriven range of textures than its two siblings. Along with controls for Bass, Mid, High, and Gain, it features a "Brutality" switch for widening the bottom end and creating a bigger "aural picture." The Disintegrate footswitch allows an extra jolt of killer gain boost with expanded harmonics, and the Level control sets the overall output. A switch-bypassable noise gate with controls for Sensitivity, and Release tames noise that can accompany bare-knuckled amounts of overdrive and distortion.
With two individual footswitch-selectable voices, the Double Shaman offers a vast range of versatile tones, providing distinct, separate texture ranges via its two "destinations," Austin (for a modern blues-rock vibe) and LA (classic '80s rock overdrive). Each destination includes its own controls for Level, Tone, and Drive, plus a Stack/Combo selector for maximum sonic flexibility.
The Blues Shaman emulates the tonal and dynamic range of a small Class A tube amp, with buttery warmth and soft clipping in its overdrive. Its Ascension footswitch delivers feisty gain boost, and its Tone control shapes highs while retaining beefy lows. Further tone shaping comes by flipping the Stack/ Combo switch, which emphasizes tones characteristic of compact, open-backed amps or large-volume closed-back speaker stacks. Pricing and Availability: