Got rid of my Riot... regret it... advise!

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  1. The_Wretched

    The_Wretched Member

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    So I LOVED my riot. Traded it for a Elements and hated it. Got a SLO to replace that hated it too. The Riot was AMAZING thru my amp.

    Before I go out and buy another Riot...

    What other pedals are like it enough that I won't flip them in 1-2 weeks?
     
  2. jb4674

    jb4674 Member

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    The only thing I can even fathom to suggest would be a pinnacle deluxe. That riot sounds pretty cool though.
     
  3. tinkercity

    tinkercity Supporting Member

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    Why not just grab another Riot?
     
  4. The_Wretched

    The_Wretched Member

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    ^ That's what I'm thinking but wanted to see any other possibilities I'm missing.
     
  5. ldizzle

    ldizzle Supporting Member

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    riot or brownie!
    May not get as contemporary though..
     
  6. amphead777

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    +1, great pedal. If it fits with your amp, dive back in.
     
  7. oxtone

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    I'm on my 2nd RIOT pedal. Regretted selling the 1st one, so I got another. Still not sure about it. Seems a bit scooped in the mid's. Will give it another
    try...
     
  8. wenbinbin2010

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    Skreddy Screwdriver/Lunar Module? Mini Deluxe versions out and they're pretty cool. 2 month wait though....might as well just get another Riot haha.
     
  9. Mr. Limbic

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    try a rat if you want more mids
     
  10. VHS analog

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    You wouldn't believe the number of pedals I flipped just to go right back to the ones I started with. Lesson learned: when you find something that works - stick with it.
     
  11. LUZBEL

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    Landgraff distortion box!! I had both and the LDB sounded warmer and tube like.
     
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    what works for me is buying before selling.. so i don't regret giving up something... then again, you might end up keeping both.. :facepalm
     
  14. Matt L

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    ^^^ Was about to suggest the same thing, if possible. It's invaluable to be able to A/B pedals, to really hear the differences.

    I also was about to ship back my Riot to try something else, but realized that it did what it does SO WELL, and that I should keep it around.
     
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    Yep. Get the Screwdriver mini deluxe. You will be fine. Better off than before.
     
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    IKR?!! the A/B thing is priceless. and i think i'm a hoarder so i tend to have more than i need. ugh... :bonk
     
  18. AceBSpankin

    AceBSpankin Prince of Ales Supporting Member

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    Try something from Bearfoot, I couln't make the Pinnachle DLX,or the SLO work with my rig. The HoneyBeest just Rocks for me, but you might want to try the Dyna Red Hot.
     
  19. Datsyuk

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    Different beasts for sure but I ended up preferring the Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe to the Riot but the Riot was definitely stellar. The Pinnacle just gets to close to the classic Brown sound and as such has a more vintage vibe compare to the more modern sounding distortion of the Riot.

    My only complaint whatsoever of the Pinnacle is that it is pretty noisy. (Using humbuckers)
     
  20. DrGonzo

    DrGonzo Gold Supporting Member

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    Get another Riot and keep it, my 2 cents.
     

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