Sweet, all-tube vintage tone from one hot 1x10.
This Rivera Venus 3 1x10 combo amp is a compact and lightweight master of tone. The Venus 3 is 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 Blackface tones. With 2 12AX7 tubes, it's easy to dial in great headroom for clean playing, and with the push-pull gain boost feature the available gain and distortion will allow sustain for days. Every nuance of your note will be enveloped in a rich harmonic sweetness that the 15-watt 2x6V6GT Class-A power amp section delivers to either its single 10" Vintage Gold speaker. Although this Rivera amplifier 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. The amp's Presence control adds the final touch of high-end brilliance. Power and Standby switches and the pilot light are conveniently located on the front panel.
The 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 and AC mains fuse are easily accessible. Two speaker jacks allow connection to the internal and 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 the Venus 3's Preamp Out and Power Amp Input jacks provided as well.
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
- Packs 15W and a 10" Vintage Gold Speaker
- 3-band equalization controls
- Accutronics 3 spring reverb
- Presence Control
- 2 x 12AX7 TUBES
- 2 x 6V6GT Class-A power amp
Order now and dial in that vintage tone you've been looking for.
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Comments about Rivera Venus 3 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:
For a 15 watt amp this sounds incredible. Playing in a stadium? Mike it. That is how great this little amp sounds. Extremely clear cleans or get as dirty as you like. There is no other amp like it.
If I were to compare it to another amp, I would say that it is a cross between a hand wired Vox AC15, a Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 and a Fender 65 deluxe reverb. I honestly can't say that this is better than those amps but it can certainly compete with each of them. In my opinion, it has a warmer sound than any of the others. It will chime like the fender, and crunch like the Marshall. It can give the British sound of the Vox and can come close to duplicating the Mesa Boogie clean warm tones.
On top of that, it has its own unique sound as well. It is also lighter than any of the other amps.
The people at Rivera got back to (called my home phone) within two hours of my email request.
They pay for all handling to and from your house if anything goes wrong during the lengthy warrantee period. After it is returned they call again to make sure everything is fine.
This is an excellent company to work with. The amp is one heck of a great amp.