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 as its foundation the Foxgear RATS. But the Ryder features a different filter from the Rats that let 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 the beloved RATS distortion.