Guitar Pedal Reviews

Kernom Ridge


The Kernom Ridge is an overdrive pedal with a million moods, and is both analogue and limitless. The mood knob is an intuitive and unique way to access millions of clipping flavors. Symmetrical, asymmetrical, soft or hard clipping, and everything in between.

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Kernom Ridge Details

We invented Augmented Analog.
Kernom invented analog morphing core, a new and unique patent pending approach to electronic clipping circuits. It controls the nonlinear elements of the clipping stage (traditionally diodes) by changing in real time their threshold, making them behave like a new kind of diode. Use the mood knob to select the personality of the pedal, from the ultimate clean boost to a fully compressed and characterful overdriven sound.

Chameleon eq trio.
Change the way the pedal reacts to your guitar with the PRE knob, how it interacts with your amp with the POST knob, how you cut through or blend in the mix with the MID knob.

Step on your favorite settings.
Use the internal preset accessible via the dedicated footswitch to have access to two sounds at any given time. Simply hold the preset footswitch for 2 seconds and save the current position of the knobs for later use.

Recall up to 128 presets via MIDI.
Full MIDI compatibility. Save and recall up to 128 different presets and cover all your overdrive needs.

Blend your favorite flavors.
Connect your expression pedal to the Kernom Ridge to control any combination of knobs and explore new possibilities.

Overdrive all your instruments.
Choose between instrument level or line level at any time to use the Kernom Ridge on all your tracks.


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)
MIDI Cable Requirements: Use a type A mini jack TRS MIDI cable.
Power Adaptor Requirements: Use an adaptor (not included) with the following rating: 9VDC center negative. (250mA minimum, 300mA or more recommended.)

Kernom Ridge Reviews

All the reviews of the Kernom Ridge below are by real world users of this pedal. If there are no reviews yet, and you have used this pedal, feel free to let everyone know what your experience with it was like, using the form to the right or below.



The pedal provides an impressively diverse array of tones and is versatile enough to be used in any context. Its three EQ controls are particularly potent, with the Mid control standing out for its ability to highlight solos without emphasizing any harsh elements.

Dave D


I am able to achieve all the tone variations that I love, ranging from a clear and sharp sound with a slight hint of roughness when I really dig in, to a velvety or rough distortion. Brilliant!

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