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Rivera Venus 3 Guitar Combo Amplifier  From Rivera

15 watt 6V6 combo amp 1x12

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What We Think

Check out the demo video with this amp! 15 watts is plenty for the studio or home and can even handle a good amount of gigs!

low watt amps are increasingly popular these days. there's no question, this is am amp to play through and see why we think it's one of the best choices from Rivera!

Melancon Classic Artist T guitar w. Rivera Amps Venus 3

Chris plays the Melancon Classic Artist T electric guitar at Sound Pure Studios. Amp is a Rivera Amps Venus 3. Recording path: Sennheiser E 609S and Peluso TR 14 Vintech X73i Lynx Aurora 16 AD Converter

Manufacturer's Description from Rivera

Venusý3 is a compact and lightweight master of tone. Easy to use, with the simplicity of a single channel, and yet ever so versatile with 3 band equalization controls that have the trademark Rivera Notch switch to choose between vintage tweed, and vintage black face tones. With two12AX7 tubes, great headroom for clean playing is easily dialed- in, and with the push-pull gain boost feature the available gain and distortion will allow sustain for days. Every nuance of your note will enveloped in a rich harmonic sweetness that the 15 Watt 2-6V6GT Class A power amp section delivers to either a Single 10ý Vintage Gold speaker, or a 1-12ýCelestion G12- Heritage 30 speaker. Although the Venusý3 is compact, it is huge on sound and you will be amazed at how much clean bottom end warmth can be found, regardless of speaker size. Add spaciousness and long lush decay to your instrument with the built-in Accutronics 3 spring reverb. A Presence control adds the final touch of high end brilliance. Power and Standby switches as well as the pilot light are conveniently located on the front panel.
Our Rivera Vintage-Modern switch on the rear panel allows the power to be cut down to 7 watts while enhancing the even order harmonics, making it indispensable for low volume recording and practice. A detachable power cable as well as the AC mains fuse is easily accessed. Two speaker jacks allow connection to the internal as well as external speakers. A Line Out jack gives you the option of slaving another amp or recording directly from power amp signal that is at line level. Effects patching is rapid with Preamp Out and Power Amp Input jacks provided as well. The Venus 3 is available in Pearl White or Black with gold Grill cloth.

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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.