Suhr - Shiba Drive RE|LOADED

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For natural smooth singing tones with a nice feel, the Shibe Drive is very special. The build-quality, low-noise, and small size are very cool.

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 Drive Reloaded is the result of countless hours of listening, testing, and tweaking our 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 our original Shiba). Shiba Reloaded is the ideal choice for players seeking classic Blues, Jazz, and Rock style tones.

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.

Gain to Spare
The Shiba Drive Reloaded offers over 50% more gain than our original Shiba Drive. Our 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.

Smooth Switch
We 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.

Housed in a unique, spiral faced enclosure, the Shiba Drive Reloaded is anodized in a deep saturated Blue and accented with futuristic and translucent control knobs.

Part of the Family
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.


  • Amp-Like Dynamics – Responds to every nuance of your playing with definition and clarity.
  • 50% More Gain – Adds dimension, upper harmonics, and increased sustain.
  • Three Position Smooth Switch – Offers three distinct treble roll-off voicings.


Suhr Shiba Drive:
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 Protect: yes Current Consumption: 8mA Estimated Battery Life: 75 – 100 hours continuous use Dimensions: 2.50” Width x 4.50” Depth x 1.25” Height Weight: 0.75 pound FxLink Connector: 1/8” stereo FxLink max Voltage: 3.3Vdc Shield Tip: Activate ROHS Compliant: Yes – all components, finishes,

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