Rivera R100-212

100W Combo (2 x 2")

Made by Rivera

Description See my lengthy review on www.harmonycentral.com. I can not say enough good about this amplifier. The tone on this rig is absolutely unbelievable and versatile is its middle name.
Posted By Justin Frear (3769)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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On 6/20/2000, Justin Frear (3769) posted:
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This amp is definitely not a one trick pony. I am blown away with the versatile tones I am able to achieve. With the sound quality, capabilities, and service I have received from Paul Rivera, this may be the last amp I ever own.
Price: $699.00
Where Obtained: Music Go Round
Features:
100 watt 2x12 combo, Celestions, all tube (4 EL34, 5 12ax7), 2 footswitchable channels, each boasting a separate 'boost' channel and separate EQs. Effects loop, additional speaker outs, reverb, high/low gain inputs, etc. It has everything it should have, and then some.
Sound Quality:
I am continually in awe of the tones this amp generates. I play everything from metal to jazz and this gives me exactly what I need...everything from high gain distortion to crystal clean. When I bought this, my choices were narrowed down to a Mesa Nomad, a Soldano Decatone, and the Rivera, and the Rivera won. Prior to buying it, I'd owned tons of different amplifiers, including Marshalls, Fenders & Peaveys (not to mention the rack gear), and the Rivera takes the cake. The mass produced amps just can't compare.
Ease of Use:
I dialed in my tone in no time without any problems. As indicated above, the R100 compares to other high dollar amps, including Soldanos & Mesas, and even some "boutique" amps. It is as easy if not easier than many amps out there.
Durability:
This is extremely heavy duty...Rivera does not believe in using cheap materials to offset production costs. It weighs in around 75#, but there are handles built into the sides for ease of carrying. As with any tube amplifier, routine maintenance is required, and I've made it a habit to change my tubes every 6 months or so, depending upon usage.