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Rivera Amps Venus 6 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier  From Rivera

Class A, 2-channels, Vintage and Modern tones

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What We Think

Rivera's first Class A amplifier is an amazing and inspiring tool in the right hands.  Plenty loud for most gigs and a great studio amp with plenty of pull knobs for a very flexible EQ.  We find the vintage/modern switch to be very usefull as it's nice to go to half power from time to time!  Adds thickness and drive at lower wattage.

If you have any questions about this 1x12 combo, feel free to call or email Sound Pure today!

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The Rivera Venus 6 Class A Tube Amplifier Combo is a remarkable sounding unit with enough headroom for most live gigs and also can be dialed in for great tones in the studio at the same time. It's 35 watt size is extremely versatile, and featured 4x 6V6 power tubes and 12AX7 preamp tubes. The wonderful sounding Accutronics Reverb, and push pull controllability make this incredible sounding amp a fabulous choice for the studio, stage, or home. We have been dialing in some amazing tones here at Sound Pure, and would love to talk to you more about this amp, call us toll free 888.528.9703 to discuss further.

Manufacturer's Description from Rivera

Rivera is proud to release it's first all Class A amplifier, the Venus 6.

Designed with magnificent tone and cool running in mind, this new amplifier embodies the Rivera ideal of fabulous sound with outstanding reliability.

All of the heat producing key components of our new Venus 6 amplifier have been mounted on a industrial sized heatsink and are on the outer surface of the chassis.

The USA made transformers are oversized and are rated for at least double the power output of the Venus 6.

Rivera is the first to make a small idle current adjustment possible with the Class A circuit, allowing a wider range of tubes to be set to the correct idle current, again, assisting in reliability and field maintenance.

Featuring a five 12AX7 tube preamp configuration with two independent Channels, each with it?s own footswitchable boost.

Channel 1 is a high gain and British inspired lead channel. Gobs of sweet sustain and loads of crunch can be dialed up easily. Channel 2 is a Rhythm and Blues channel, with a the best of classic 60ss American tone. Additional eq options include a bright switch and a selectable midrange notch.

Long pan Accutronics Reverb that is tube followed fills in the palette of tones with that sweet and spanky sounding delay.

An assignable and footswitchable effects loop that is fully buffered allows the interfacing with almost any kind of outboard effects device.

Coupled with a Class A Power Amplifier that is energized by 6V6GT (4) Tubes, this 35Watt RMS amp has enough headroom to cut most gigs, and with a fat bodied warmth that breathes like a Goddess of love that it is. 6V6GTs are well known to have spectacular tone, and excellent reliability, rivaling the classic yet unstable EL-84. A Vintage or Modern switch allows selection of full or half output power levels.

This is also the debut of the newly released Celestion G12-Heritage 30 in a Rivera Combo amplifier. Available in a 1-12 or 2-12 Combo configuration with Celestion G12-Heritage 30 speakers, or as a Top. Extension cabinets are available in 1-12 and 2-12 open back, 2-12 Closed Back, and 4-12 slant and straight models.

Standard colors are pearl white with a vintage gold grille, or Black with a vintage gold grille. Optional colors include Ruby Red, Cobalt Blue, Palomino, and British vintage green.

Venus 6, a modern Rivera classic

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About Manufacturer

In August of 1976, Paul Rivera founded Rivera R&D in Southern California to provide for musicians and the music industry leading-edge design, development, and manufacturing of products based on the philosophy that you, our client, are the center of our attention. It has been our driving force, from our early work in the 1970s with the who's who of the studio world, to our consulting work for many of the leading amplifier manufacturers, to today's extensive line of professional products that we proudly hand-build in the USA. Rivera is a privately owned company. We do not have to answer to shareholders. We answer only to you. Thankfully, in these times when other makers have taken their production offshore, closed, or allowed their products to deteriorate in quality and tone, we have prospered. This again is because of you, our loyal clients. Our continuing dedication to using only the finest of components in robust designs stands the test of time. Purchasing one of our amplifiers is a long-term investment in quality. You will still be enjoying your Rivera product long after our competitors' products are no longer serviceable and have been discarded. Only Rivera builds an all-tube stereo combo amp, the S120 series. Only Rivera builds an all-tube acoustic guitar amp, the Sedona. Only Rivera had the foresight and innovation to launch our powered subwoofer systems over six years ago. Every product in our line is dedicated to serving players and is designed to meet their needs. Years ago Rivera R&D was famous for complete effects racks and systems for bands and solo artists like Toto, Van Halen, Lee Ritenour, and many others. We are proud to launch our new Routmeister effects switcher, distilled from our years of signal-processing experience. This one product solves the frustration that many players have faced for years in organizing and controlling their stage systems. As we have grown, we have expanded our capacity to manufacture absolute top-quality amplifiers. We are now unleashing our new entry-level Pubster and Clubster series of amplifiers, compact beauties that sport all the quality of our more expensive models, with enough features and stunning tone to please the pickiest of players. For those of you purchasing a Rivera for the first time, welcome to our family. For those of you already in the family, hello again, and we are happy to be of service to you once more.


  • Class “A” powered by a quartet of 6V6’s
  • 2 Channels with Boosts on each Channel
  • Footswitchable and assignable FX loop

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