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Kernom

KERNOM Ridge


The Kernom Ridge is the word's first augmented overdrive, boasting an unlimited number of 100% pure analogue clipping options in one circuit. Built on Kernom's unique patented "Analog Morphing Core" technology, the Ridge features powerful pre and post clipping EQ sections and full MIDI compatibility, giving it all the potential to replace any number of different overdrive pedals in your rig!

From transparent clean boosts, to mid-punchy "screamer" style overdrives, thick, chewy fuzzes to searing high gains, the Kernom Ridge can do it all with devastating accuracy. Think of it like an amp modeller, only for your overdrive pedals!

The secret to the Ridge's infinite drive options lies in its "Mood" knob, a powerful control that drastically alters the clipping style of the overdrive. Whether you prefer symmetrical, asymmetrical, high headroom or heavily compressed clipping, the Ridge is a never-ending journey through overdrive flavours! Turning the "Mood" knob from left to right unlocks the following overdrive options:

  1. Very clean and open sound, zero to light, soft clipping
  2. Transparent and highly dynamic overdrive
  3. More pronounced, coloured overdrive
  4. High gain monster
  5. Almost fuzz like, characterful sound

The Ridge's Chameleon EQ section puts a host of tone tweaking options at your fingertips, letting you chose between complete transparency at any gain setting, and colouring your sound to suit your playing. The "Pre" knob determines how Ridge interacts with your amp while the "Post" knob controls how much you cut through or sit in the mix. And if all of that wasn't enough, the Ridge has the capacity to store a heap of presets, accessible via MIDI! Simply plug in an external MIDI switcher to save and recall up to 128 of your favourite presets to cover all of your overdrive needs. Take things even further by connecting an external controller and change the Ridge's internal parameters in real time! The possibilities really are endless!

Key Features

  • Mood Knob - A super-versatile control that completely changes the clipping style of the overdrive, from a clean boost to high-gain and everything in between.
  • 30V Maximum Output Voltage - Push the front end of your amp like never before and experience extreme dynamics.
  • Blend Your Favourite Overdrives - Connect an expression pedal (not included) and adjust drive levels, boost mids or blend two completely different overdrive sounds on the fly.
  • Preset Switch - Found a perfect overdrive tone that you want to recall at a moment's notice? No problem! The Ridge allows you to save your favourite tone and recall it via the "Preset" button.
  • Store & Recall 128 Presets - The Ridge is fully MIDI compatible, allowing you to plug in a MIDI switcher (not included) and recall up to 128 different presets!
  • Overdrive All Your Instruments - The Ridge is not just the ultimate overdrive for guitarists, it works equally well with bass, synth and vocals too!

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)
  • Power Adaptor Requirements: Use an adaptor (not included) with the following rating: 9VDC center negative, 250mA minimum, 300mA or more recommended.