How do I change the Bypass Mode on Riverside? - Strymon

How do I change the Bypass Mode on Riverside?

Riverside can be set to operate in either True Bypass (electro-mechanical relay) or Buffered Bypass modes.

Setting Riverside to buffered bypass mode preserves the high frequency response of your guitar signal through your pedal chain and long cable runs.  You can also use the external Boost switch and Volume pedal modes even if Riverside is bypassed when set to Buffered Bypass mode.

  • At power up, press and hold the ON footswitch while plugging in the power to Riverside.  Both the FAVORITE and ON LEDs will blink.
  • Release the footswitch and turn the LEVEL knob to the LEFT (GREEN LED) for True Bypass or turn the knob to the RIGHT (RED LED) for Buffered Bypass.
  • Once the Bypass mode has been set, press the ON or FAVORITE footswitches to save this setting and begin using the Riverside.

The Bypass mode is saved for all future power-ups until it is changed again following the same steps.