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Rivera Venus 3 Guitar Combo Amplifier (15 Watts, 1x12")

Get a range of sound from the single-channel Rivera Venus 3 combo amp. A notch switch lets players switch between blackface and tweed-voiced tones. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

With 15/7 Watt operation, lush tones and exceptional signal routing for live or studio applications, Rivera's Venus 3 is a compact and lightweight master of tone. The simplicity of a single channel but wielding versatility with its 3 band EQ and trademark Rivera Notch switch to choose between vintage tweed or vintage black face tones.

Features

- Compact and lightweight Tone Master
- Simple single channel operation with 3-band EQ and push-pull gain boost
- 15 Watts with a 12 inch Celestion G12- Heritage 30 speaker
- Rivera Notch switch toggles between vintage tweed or black face tones
- 12AX7 pre and 6V6GT, Class-A power amp section
- Accutronics 3 spring reverb and Presence control
- Vintage-Modern switch cuts power down to 7 watts

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 a 1-12 inch Celestion G12- Heritage 30 speaker.

Although compact, the Venus 3 is huge on sound with its ultra-clean bottom end warmth, spaciousness and long lush decay with the built-in Accutronics 3 spring reverb and a final touch of Presence control this high end amp will dazzle you and your audience with its brilliance.

Vintage-Modern Switch

Rivera's 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.

Versatile Signal Routing

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.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Rivera Amplification products.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 56 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 25 x 16 in
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "My last amp"
Overall: 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. The only thing lacking on this amp is a foot switch for the reverb and high gain. 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
Style of Music: rock, blues, jazz, stanards
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