Rivera Venus 3 Out of Prodcution Model Top 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head

(White)  Sku #501759000002000

FREE SHIPPING on Almost Everything

Top Rated

$1,049.25 Finance Now!

MSRP: $1,499.00   You Save: $449.75 (30%)

Special Promotions
  1. Top Rated/
  2. Price Drop

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Platinum Coverage: (What’s This?)

most popular
Add to list
See All Rivera Tube Guitar Amplifier Heads
Rivera

Vintage all-tube tone from this compact powerhouse.

This Venus 3 Top amplifier head is a compact and lightweight master of tone. The Venus 3 Top 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 15W 2x6V6GT Class-A power amp section delivers. Although the Venus 3 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 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 7W 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 the power amp signal that is at line level. Effects patching is rapid with Preamp Out and Power Amp Input jacks provided as well.

Like all Rivera amplifiers, the Venus 3 head is made in the USA featuring USA-made oversized transformers and military-grade components.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Packs 15W
  • 2 x 6V6GT Class-A power amp
  • 3-band equalization controls
  • Accutronics 3 spring reverb
  • Presence Control
  • 2 x 12AX7 Tubes

Order now and dial in that vintage tone you've been looking for.

 
review resources
Loading....
write a review

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
RiveraVenus 3 Out of Prodcution Model Top 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An amp well beyond your expectations

By rpal

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rivera Venus 3 Out of Prodcution Model Top 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I bought this amp several months ago. The sound is second to none. I have had several Fender amps to include the Blues Junior and Super Reverb, Vox AC 30 and different Peavey tube amps. The Rivera beats them all and all of them are great sounding amps. I have used this amp at many venues and whether I am in a small club that does not require high wattage or the Peabody in Orlando with the amp miked to the sound system, it sounds great.
I play mostly 50's, 60's and 70's music, jazz and blues. After about three months, I had a problem but River was quick to get everything back to perfect and they pay all handling charges. The people there are great and can't do enough for you.
This is now the only amp I have. I have sold the Fenders, and Vox. That is just how confident I am with this amp.
Another great thing that like about this amp is that it is not a heavy amp. I have been playing professionally now since 1965 and my days of lugging big heavy amps are pretty much over. If anything were to happen to this amp I would definitely get another one to replace it.

Comment on this review

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Riverea Venus 3 head

By rpal

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rivera Venus 3 Out of Prodcution Model Top 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I have been playing since 1964 so, that means I've tried a lot of different vintage and new amps during the past forty-six years. I don't want to name all of the amps I have had during that time but I will name the best ones. 1965 Fender Bassman, 1969 Fender super reverb, 1972 Vox AC30, 1985 Peavey Deuce, 2002 Peavey classic 50 212.
In my opinion, none of these amps has a better sound than the Rivera Venus 3. If I am playing a larger venue (Peabody hotel Orlando 3000+people) I simply mike the amp into the main system.
It's light, easy to handle (for an old man like me this is a good thing) and it looks good too. I have the cream colored amp and speaker.
The cellestion classic is a great choice for this amp. I also have a cabinet with an alnico blue that I use when playing jazz and big band stuff.
All of my guitars except for a Paul Reed Smith are pretty old and this amp makes all of them sound fantastic. Even my 66' Gretch White Falcon sounds good--this guitar usually needs an acoustic type amp to get it's best sound but I don't need that any more either.
If anything happened to this amp, I would replace it with the same amp. This is probably the last amp I will ever buy.
By the way, Rivera stands behind their products. They get back to you in less than 24 hours and take care of everything. Great Amp, Great Company, Great Customer Service.

Comment on this review

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top