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Rivera Suprema 55 Jazz Edition 1x15 Combo Amplifier - Used  From Rivera

Lightweight 55-watt combo amp from the legendary Paul Rivera!

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Condition: Used, Excellent - Some very minor tolex scuffing 

*Includes slip cover and manual*

Manufacturer's Description from Rivera

Lou Delrosso (known for his Archtop expertise) from "Guitars N Jazz" wanted a custom Rivera built for his Archtop customers.  It had to have a big clear bottom-end with huge headroom and warm of tube tone.  But almost more importantly, it had to be light!!!!  We delivered by taking a Suprema 55 watt chassis and instaling it in an Italian Poplar cabinet with a Weber Alnico 15" speaker.  Italian Poplar is known for it's tonal properties and light weight.  Lou selected the Alnico Weber 15 for it's light weight, power efficiency and ultimate Jazz tone.

Solid state amps are often used for their light weight, however they are cold, dry and when pushed have a harsh non-musical breakup.  Tubes give a huge body and wood warmth.  Paired up with Paul Rivera's legendary clean channels, you can now hear how your Archtop should sound!

 

 

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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.

Specifications

Serial Number: R8466N00041JZ55

Ruby Tolex

55 Watts of EL-34 Power

5 12ax7's Pre-amp

Two Channels

6 Spring Accutronics Reverb

Italian Poplar

Alnico Weber 15' Speaker

Made in the USA

Military Grade Components

Ruby Tolex with Vintage Blonde Grill Cloth