Limited to 500 Pedals Worldwide
From aggressive punch to singing sustain, this distortion pedal can do it all. All Suhr pedals are overbuilt like a tank and overengineered to the tilt. It works with the amp to deliver a big full sound that never sounds artificial or overly electronic. There are no bees-in-the-jar buzziness, harsh high-end or tubby lows that are often what you hear in high-gain distortion pedals. Again, a pedal is highly dependent on the amp it's connected to and how the amp is set, but the Riot will perform exceedingly well with virtually any decent tube amp out there - even with old vintage-style Blackface type of amps. Get musical distortion and an amp-like feel from the Riot. If you need alternative high-gain sounds without adding another amp, the Riot is the ticket to high-gain heaven in a small package. Controls include Distortion - Tone - Level, 3-way switch for different distortion voicings, True Bypass, FX-Link interface.
Riot features an easy to tweak layout which includes Gain, Level, Tone and a three position Voicing switch.
Dist: Adjusts the amount of gain added to your tone, taking you from classic crunch to high-gain heaven.
Level: Adjusts the output of the pedal. Riot provides enough level to push the front end of any tube amp into natural overdrive.
Tone: Shapes the overall tonal response of the pedal, from smooth and warm to cutting lead tones.
Voicing Switch (three positions):
Riot includes a number of unique features: True Bypass via a relay, Fx Link remote switching, and Low Battery Monitor.
True Bypass: Riot is true bypass via a relay. This function allows for the remote switching, and the battery monitor feature. The relay produces less popping when switching the pedal on and off.
FX Link: The FX Link connector allows the pedal’s switching function to be controlled from an external switch, pedal board, loop switcher, or any other custom interface. FX Link also provides the ability to power up in the On/Off state.
Low Battery Monitor: Riot incorporates a unique battery monitor that alerts the user to low battery conditions. In addition, the battery monitor will automatically switch the pedal to True Bypass if the battery voltage is too low for the circuitry to correctly operate.