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 there lightweight, 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 sounMade especially for carved archtops. An upgrade of the amp that Wes used in the 60’s. Wes used a retrofit Fender 60’s Blackface Princeton Reverb with an Alnico 15, which I’ve been using for the last 2 years and this Rivera kills the Wes retrofit. Clean tube warmth and killer punch. This combo amp is a modified version of the award winning Rivera R Series channel switching chassis, with 55 watts of EL-34 power, fitted with a Jensen Alnico 15 speaker. Tons of smooth bottom end, creamy mids, and sweet highs, and tremendous killer punch!
Weighs only 40 lbs for all you jazzers, who won’t carry heavy amps, but want killer punch and sound. A 7 String archtop sounds like two separate instruments through this amp. Everyone will be looking for the bass player, with no compromising on the high notes. Styled in a vintage motif with Black Tolex® and tri-tone silver/black grille cloth, or burgundy and cream as shown. Musician-friendly features include 2 fully independent preamp channels, each with it’s own distinct voicing and foot switchable boosts delivering 4 easy to dial up sounds, 6-spring Hammond Reverb, built in active effects loop with send and return level controls, line out, and 2 speaker jacks.
- 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
- Available only at Guitars N Jazz
- Lightest 55watt 1×15 Tube amp on the planet