Suhr Riot Distortion Pedal

Versatile High-Gain


The Suhr Riot is one of the iconic brand's most popular pedals and is certainly one of the most noticeable pedals on any board. This bright pink/purple finish pedal produces crushing distorted tones to take any clean combo into hard rocking high gain stack territory.

Nothing Artificial Added

You want a high gain pedal to sound as much like a real amp as possible. The last thing you want is a distortion pedal to sound fizzy or create a thumpy low end. Luckily the Suhr Riot has neither of those frequency issues and instead provides dynamic response. The Tone, Dist and Level controls are accurate and easy to dial in a great tone.

Three Voicings, Lots of Gain

Plugging in the Riot, the first thing to do is select a voicing. The left side produces an organic amp-like overdrive thtat's reactive to your playing and the volume control on your guitar. Perfect if you need to balance a lighter crunch and full bore overdrive without drive stacking.

The middle position is modern mix with a tight and punchy low end and a slightly scooped midrange. This mode is great for palm muted rhythm sections and those circumstances you just need more chunk.

To the right is the vintage mode. You won't lose any drive in this mode - it offers a classic midrange heavy tone perfect for leads or when you want to rip some classic tunes. Dial in the perfect amount of gain and you are ready to rock.


  • Output impedance: 600 ohm
  • Operating voltage: 4v to 18v (nominal 9v)
  • Maximum voltage: 20vdc
  • Reverse battery protection: yes
  • Over voltage protection: yes
  • Current consumption: 8ma
  • Estimated battery life: 75 – 100 hours of continuous use
  • Dimensions: 2.5”(w) x 4.5”(d) x 1.25”(h)
  • Weight: 0.6lb
  • FX link connector: 1/8" mono
  • Shield → tip: activate pedal
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