In July of 2009, Suhr shipped their very first Shiba Drive pedal. Shiba was designed to provide players with a variety of fat rhythm and warm singing lead tones. The Shiba Drive gained great popularity among players seeking an overdrive pedal that could be used in conjunction with their amplifier’s clean or overdrive channels for added flexibility.
Shiba Reloaded is the ideal choice for players seeking classic Blues, Jazz, and Rock style tones.
TIGHTER BASS. MORE GAIN.
Shiba Drive Reloaded is the result of countless hours of listening, testing, and tweaking the original overdrive circuit to create a pedal that is more amp-like, has a tighter low-end, focused mids, and features more gain (50% more than Suhr's original Shiba).
SMOOTH AMP-LIKE PERFORMANCE
Designed to work equally well with single coil and humbucking instruments, the Shiba Reloaded responds dynamically to every nuance of your playing, just like the overdrive channel of a tube amplifier. With a simple twist of your volume knob, you can easily morph from pushed clean to full on Classic Rock style tones.
The Shiba Drive Reloaded offers over 50% more gain than the original Shiba Drive. Suhr's engineers fine tuned it’s gain stage, increased saturation and upper harmonics, which resulted in improved midrange articulation and more sustain, allowing your notes to sing without sacrificing low end definition.
Suhr redesigned Shiba’s Smooth switch to be more apparent offering flexibility, giving you the ability to fine tune your sound. Whether you prefer warm violin-like solos or an open and defined full-bodied rhythm tone, Shiba Drive Reloaded is your ideal overdrive pedal for a variety of playing styles.
An excellent companion to the original Shiba Drive, Shiba Drive Reloaded is a versatile overdrive pedal that delivers a broad range of pushed/overdriven tones, with an amp-like feel, all within a compact stompbox.
True Bypass: Shiba Drive Reloaded 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.