“Let ‘er rip”: Eventide’s new Riptide pedal puts iconic Uni-Vibe tones and “legendary overdrives” into one convenient stompbox

Eventide Riptide
(Image credit: Eventide)

Eventide is the latest brand to hop on the resurging hype surrounding the cult classic Uni-Vibe pedal, with the effects specialist debuting its latest stompbox, the Riptide.

But there’s a twist: not only does the Riptide take inspiration from the famous vibe pedal favored by Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Robin Trower, it also has a dedicated overdrive section that pays homage to equally influential high gain sides – a Uni-Drive, if you will.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.