East River Drive


Electro-Harmonix creates classic overdrive in a JRC4558 IC based pedal that’s as bold as New York City. 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!

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Posted 6/17/2015

Alessandro Tassoni showcases his skills and demos the EHX East River Drive from his home studio in Italy.

This classic overdrive is JRC4558 IC based and creates symmetrical overdrive that 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.

Posted 12/17/2014

Jack Fossett takes the EHX East River Drive for a ride.

Posted 8/20/2014

Brazilian rock star, Rodrigo Lanceloti, lays down a fiery groove while showcasing the EHX East River Drive and Nano Hot Tubes.

Posted 6/18/2014

Fotis from the Fuzzville Musicstore demos the East River Drive, EHX’s JRC4558 IC based overdrive pedal.

Posted 5/14/2014

“The East River Drive is a steal”

That’s Premier Guitar Magazine describing EHX’s East River Drive JRC4558-based overdrive pedal in their new review.

PG summed it up as follows “Authentic TS-style tones. Responsive to guitar volume adjustments. Super cheap.”

See the complete review and check out their new demo video.

Posted 5/2/2014

Harmony Central says: “The East River Drive has the sound… without the boutique price tag.” Read their brand new review of the EHX JRC4558-based overdrive pedal.


Posted 4/8/2014

Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger takes the East River Drive JRC4558 IC based overdrive thru its paces.

Posted 1/31/2014

Vintage Guitar Magazine give away: EHX Nano Big Muff Pi, East River Drive and OD Glove!
Click here for details.

Posted 12/25/2013

Merry Christmas from Mike Matthews and his team of elves at EHX!

Posted 12/6/2013

Matt Knight from GAK Music Stores in the UK checks out the EHX East River Drive Overdrive pedal.

Posted 11/28/2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Mike Matthews and everyone at EHX. Plymouth Rocks!

Posted 11/14/2013

Electro-Harmonix covers the world in fuzz with three new overdrive/distortion pedals. The Hot Tubes is an exact re-creation of the CMOS classic rarity, circa 1978. The East River Drive delivers definitive JRC4558-style overdrive. The MOSFET-based OD Glove possesses an organic tone and feel that, according to Mike Matthews, “is unlike anything we offer and great!”

Check ‘em all out with three new videos hosted by “JJ Likes Guitar.”

For more on JJ Likes guitar, check him out on youtube and Facebook.

Posted 9/23/2013

EHX unveils a video of the EAST RIVER DRIVE. Designed around a JRC4558 IC, the new pedal delivers classic symmetrical overdrive with a natural, transparent quality. The surprisingly affordable East River Drive is available now.

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Quick Specs
*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
*Tough, compact die-cast chassis
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