Texas-based manufacturer Ryra are perhaps best known for their Klone overdrive, a faithful recreation of - yep, you guessed it - the Klon Centaur.
The highly sought-after Klon overdrive sound has been replicated more times than we've listened to Led Zep IV - it's a lot, trust me. That having been said, the Ryra Klone immediately made waves in the guitar world; many proclaimed it to be the most accurate, vibrant nod to the Klon that they'd ever heard. It cemented Ryra as a force to be reckoned with - and now they're back with yet more stunning odes to classic tone!
The 808 Overdrive
We all know what this one's going to sound like, right? As with the Klon Centaur, the Tubescreamer has more than its fair share of copies. But who better to have a stab at it than Ryra?
We can indeed confirm that the 808 sounds absolutely stunning. As you might expect from a TS-style overdrive, it's simultaneously loud, resonant and healthy in the midrange with plenty of spank; yet it remains beautifully transparent in its saturation. Plug it in with a set of hot single coil pickups and you'll know exactly what we mean!
This transparent, boosted sound will suit most styles and applications. Tighten your existing overdrive or distortion sound, or use it for some standalone fizz. Many will say that despite its versatility, it sounds best with a single coil Strat going into a slightly pushed valve amp, blues-style - and who are we to argue?
Here's what RYRA have to say about the 808:
The Rock Your Repaired Amp 808 pays tribute to a classic loved by blues players across the globe. The 808 has seen many adaptations throughout the years, but the RYRA crew believes that the original 808 version is the best. The 808 is built by hand in the RYRA shop. With attention to components, true bypass, and even comes with top mounted jacks! This is a pedal for players who love some hump in the mids.
- Top Mount Jacks
- JRC4558D Chip
- True Bypass
- DC Jack
- 9V Battery