Doug Aldrich’s Signature distortion pedal. The Ryder is Foxgear’s latest distortion pedal dreamed up by the legendary Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake, Dead Daisies). It takes its foundation from the Foxgear RATS. But the Ryder features a different filter from the Rats that lets you reach a typical Doug Aldrich tone while utilizing a clipping section featuring Germanium Diodes. Of course, the Ryder kept the same Golden-Pin relays, True Bypass and Low-Noise circuitry of our beloved RATS distortion.