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Rivera Owners Club

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by Esprit, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Boodreaux

    Boodreaux Strat-Talker

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    Yeah, I'd say you're a Rivera fan!

    I'm not sure if my experience is the same with Rivera amps per se, but amps with solid state rectifiers to me are a bit more unforgiving than those with tube rectifiers. The compression of tube rectifiers seems to smooth out my errors.

    That being said, I still love my Fandango.
     
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  2. rodocz

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    I just joined today I have a 1983 Fender Concert 60w that I've had for 25 years, sold a 64 bassman head and cabinet (I didn't realize how great my tone was as I lucked into it and it was my first amp),but I love the Concert as well. I ended up here because it's in the shop getting some maintenance for some hum and a new set of JJ 6L6's. I hope they are warm and creamy. The tech called me to ask about one of my notes, said how impressed he was with the Rivera design and the tone. Pretty excited to get it back and crank it up.
     
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  3. rodocz

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  4. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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  5. rodocz

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    Just got my Concert 2 back from the shop. Went in for a hum (120 hz to my ear) New JJ power tubes, cleaned and general maintenance. Tech called to give me the quote. Said it sounded great and would be ready the next day. Picked it up on Saturday and it still has a hum that seems to be coming from the presence control? Spoke with the tech and he said there was a slight hum once back in chassis??, that was not there when on the bench? Frustrated with it and just wanted to complain, before I try to figure out what is going on.
     
  6. Frankolino

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    I bought, for about 10 months, secondhand an amazing Fandango. I like it so much that I bought me a Chubster 55 to. The Fandango is from 2004 and the Chubster von 2002.

    The picture is unfortunately not he best Rivera Chub and Fan.jpg , but everybody knows what a Fandango and Chubster look like.
     
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  7. bluerock

    bluerock New Member!

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    Hi gang, hope all are well. Haven't posted in a long time. I added an M100 and a tac 112 with a factory installed evm. This is now my favorite rig. My go to guitar is a Luke 3 Hss with rosewood neck. I'm in frigging heaven on earth!!! Anyone played or own any of these creations?
     
  8. bikehomero

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    Rivera thread is sleeping? Just bought a Chubster 40, it's on the way...

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  9. bikehomero

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    Just try to spice up a Los Lobottom a little bit:

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  10. bikehomero

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    Chubster 40 at bias test:

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  11. bikehomero

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  12. StummerJoe

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    Two time owner of a Rivera Jake Studio Combo. Had to sell the first. Never selling my current one.
    Fantastic amps.
     
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