Rivera R55-12

55W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Rivera

Description Rockin' little combo amp.2 channels with a boost on each.
Posted By Randy Combs (6529)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 5/7/2004, Randy Combs (6529) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have 11 amps now and always keep my eye open to what's out there.This amp is awesome,I'd buy another for sure.The tone is the best aspect of this amp.For a 1x12 it can't be beat.With a 4x12 it breathes fire.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $685.00
Where Obtained: Starz Guitars
Volume,Treble,Mid,Bass,Master on both channels then a reverb and presence for both channels.Effects loop on the back of the amp with volume in and out.Channel switching via footswitch that has channel select and channel 1 gain and channel 2 gain called ninja boost.Plenty loud enough for medium and small clubs.Totally tube amp,2-EL 34's and 12ax7's in the preamp.
Sound Quality:
I use this amp with my 1975 Gibson Les Paul w/Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups,and a 2002 Fender USA Stratocaster.My band does classic rock,blues rock,modern rock,country and a little funk.This amp covers all very well.I've been using a Roland BC-30,A Behringer GX 212 and a Traynor TS-100 for the small gigs and they do well but this Rivera kicks 'em to the curb.Only a slight hiss at high gain high volume levels,but that is very good compared to most in high gain mode.
Ease of Use:
Basic amp set up.Not much tweaking here,which is good for me.Hard to get a bad sound.In fact I haven't gotten a bad sound yet.
I'm gonna be doing alot of gigs with this amp.It feels very sturdy.Great solder joints and wiring.I truly believe it'll last a while.It will get abused doing one nighters 3-4 times a week.