Item #1532976 Model #03-RIO-0001

Suhr Riot Purple

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Versatile high-gain distortion in a stompbox.

The Suhr Riot distortion stompbox brings you exceptional versatility, letting you sculpt searing lead tones or dial in a classic crunch. Designed by John Suhr, Riot transforms even a clean amp into an authoritative rock machine. Its intuitive layout makes dialing in your signature distortion tones effortless. Riot features adjustable gain to take you from a light overdrive to face-melting saturation. The level control pushes your amp into a natural overdrive, while the tone shapes a smooth, warm sound or a cutting lead voice. Riot's three-way voicing switch provides organic, tight and vintage distortion flavors to suit any rig.

Shape Your Sound With Intuitive Controls

Riot gives you versatile tone-shaping options in an easy to use format. The gain control adjusts the amount of distortion, letting you go from a classic rock crunch to a blistering high-gain tone. The level control pushes the front end of any tube amp into a rich, natural overdrive. A passive tone control tailors the overall sound from smooth and warm, to a cutting lead tone that pierces the mix. Riot's three-way voicing switch offers even more tonal variety. The left position produces an organic tone that responds dynamically to your guitar's volume knob. The middle position provides a tight, mid-focused distortion perfect for aggressive rhythm playing. Switch right for a looser, vintage voiced distortion with excellent note definition.

Seamless Integration With FX Link

Riot features an FX Link connection so you can easily integrate it into complex rigs and pedalboards. FX Link lets you control the Riot's on/off switching remotely from a loop switcher or other interface. You can also use FX Link to power up Riot in a specific on or off state. Remote control capability makes it simple to put Riot anywhere in your signal chain that works best, without having to tap dance. The true bypass relay switching ensures transparency when Riot is bypassed, with no popping or switching noise.

Built-in Low Battery Monitor

Riot has a smart low battery monitor that alerts you when the 9-volt battery needs to be replaced. This prevents unexpected signal loss right as you're about to lay down the perfect solo. The battery monitor will even automatically switch Riot into true bypass mode if the battery voltage gets too low. With power consumption of only 8mA, you can expect up to 100 hours of distortion goodness before needing to swap batteries. Of course, you can also power Riot with a 9-volt DC adapter.

Dial in Your Signature Sound

Riot gives you exceptional versatility in a stompbox, letting you conjure up everything from singing leads to bone-crushing rhythm tones. Intuitive gain, level and tone knobs make it easy to customize your distortion flavor. The three-way voicing switch offers even more tonal variety to suit your guitar and amp setup. FX Link provides seamless integration into complex rigs. Riot takes your tone from classic crunch to face-melting distortion.

Specifications
  • Input impedance: 1M ohm
  • Output impedance: 600 ohm
  • Power connector: 9Vdc center negative 2.1mm x 5.5mm
  • 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
  • FX link max voltage: 3.3Vdc