Burbank, CA (January 16, 2012) -- Rivera Amplification has just released into production three new Shaman series pedals, adding to their award winning Shaman line of effects pedals. They are being unveiled to the public at The NAMM Show this month.

The Sustain Shaman is a studio quality and very quiet Sustain-Compressor effects pedal that provides perfect quality clean sustain. It is excellent for long sustained leads or compressed rhythms-perfect for R&B to classic rock styles. With two channels of envelope control, you can have a preset for clean sustained leads, and or another for tight rhythms. With a Tone control as well as an Ef.Level control, you can adjust the effects level and tonal nuances to complement your needs-from humbucker to single coil. Sustain Shaman is an invaluable tool in any instrument effects chain. With true bypass, there is no signal loss when used in a multi-effects signal path.

The Acoustic Shaman is the world’s first balanced line input Chorus-Vibrato pedal effect, designed expressly for Acoustic Guitars, like Taylor models equipped with the ES Pickup System. All other unbalanced effects pedals, when used with the Taylor ES equipped guitars, lose up to 6db of level and a whole lot of great tone is missing. The Acoustic Shaman can also be used with any instrument with an unbalanced output, such as an electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, etc. It is also ideal in a studio control room with balanced line pro gear. As the outputs are unbalanced, this makes it a great interface from the balanced output instruments to the unbalanced inputs of traditional guitar amplifiers and other pedal effects devices. It can be used in a mono or a stereo multi-amp setup.

The 3D-Shaman is a 3 output Chorus-Vibrato effect, with left wet, right wet, and center dry outputs. When used in a multiple amp setup, much like Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, and Steve Lukather pioneered in the late '70s, a huge panoramic image is spread across the amps, resulting in an aural sensation of great dimension, much like 3D movies, except with your ears. It can also be used with one amp in Mono, and with two amps in several different wet and dry stereo combinations. A Panoramic switch turns on an enhanced wide aural image, and the Tone and Ef. Level controls allow the player to adjust the right tone and depth of the effect.

Like all Rivera Shaman series pedals, they are built for years of rugged road use. Housed in a 16 gauge stainless steel case, and constructed with audiophile and military quality components, such as WIMA wound polypropylene capacitors, Analog Devices OP275s, numerous discrete low noise FET circuits, and film resistors for low noise and high performance. Rivera is shipping these new products in February of 2012.

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