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Old 02-03-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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The Rivera Thread!

There's a Mesa thread, a Laney thread, now there's an ENGL thread, well....THIS ONE IS FOR RIVERAS!!!!

Discussion, questions, pics etc. Welcome, though stay focused on Rivera's in here generally please.

I personally got a KR7 on Friday, and finally got to play it yesterday and today, and I'm loving it. I'll have pics up sometime today, and clips coming over the next few weeks.


So....who has, wants, or is curious about the wonderful amps known as Riveras!

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Old 02-03-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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Pictures are up in my profile, but are too big to put in the thread.

Seriously though, doesn't someone else have a rivera...or know about them...or something? I feel so lonely in here so far...
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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i was planning to get a rivera clubster 45 combo for $600 but it got sold before i could get it (ended up with a marshall DSL100 for $675 instead) but the clubster sounds really great and its so light!
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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Cool. How do you like your DSL100 (personally, I was never a truly a fan of them). Its nice to see someone else here who likes Riveras though.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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i love it!
it sounds great and i can get pretty much anything from the marshall soundscape of yore
hahaha
also it sure is cool to be able to say, "yeah i have a 100W tube amp at home, i get by with it"
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:08 PM   #6
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I had the chance to test some Rivera's once. If I ever get another amp, I'll definately consider them. Nice cleans, good OD channel. I think they're solid amps.
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:39 PM   #7
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Hi,
I`m adrian and I`m durrently new in this forum. So Hello. I`m since one year the happy owner of the Rivera KR100. It is the best AMO I owned thaat far and I love it.
But I have actualy one problem I need to have more bottom ends and gain. So there are seberal possibilitys:
- i don`t get a sub cabinet in germany :-(
- I bought a K Tre Reverb to check. It is a great AMP but I miss something that the KR 100 has

OR BUY an KR7??

I have no possibility in germany to test this AMP. Please can you share some expirience with this AMP . Is that a solution for my problem??

Thanks for your support?

Greets from a big rivera fan
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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The KR7 DOES have more gain and low end than a KR100. However, even in the united states, it is quite difficult to find one you can purchase, and I'd assume that in Germany it may be nearly impossible. The reason you may not like the K-tre as much is that the KR100 has a bit more presence and a bit more of a sharp, biting sound to it. My recommendation would be to look into
a signal boosting pedal to run between the guitar and the amp, or an onboard booster that you can put on your guitar. Either way that should help both gain and bottom end. Also, what EQ settings are you using on your amp?
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:51 PM   #9
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KR100 vs KR7 vs TRE

Thanks for the fast answer, I think you are the only one in the world till now :-)
I use a PRS Tremonti and SC 250 to go into the amp. Caused by the fact that the guitars has a lot of bass, I put the bass down to 3,5 (on the button), mids around 4, treble around 8.
Presence around 8 and focus on 9.

What do you think??

I have an dealer who can order the KR7 for me, but it needs 12 weeks and I want to be shure that it is what I want. The KR100 or the KR7 are also a lot more flexible than the TRE.

Thanks a lot for your help and sorry for my bad english.

Cheers

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Old 06-01-2008, 04:08 PM   #10
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No problem about the english :-)

Now, in my opinion, the KR7 is like a cross between the tre and the KR100 in my opinion.
About your settings, What do you have the Gain and volume set at, and what push/pull functions do you have on? My first reccomendation would be to try adding mids to it, and also, Pull the mid nob to activate the scoop function--it doesn't actually scoop your names though, it shifts the frequency of the mid notch from I believe 550 hz to 25 hz, or something like that. I'll check later. Play around with that a little bit. I'll get you the settings I used for my KR7 in a little bit so you can try them with the KR100.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:16 PM   #11
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Kr7

If it`s a cross of the TRE and the KR7 it would fit to my needs.

Sorry in deed I`ve forgotten the gain, it is on 9. No boost activated and like you said, the midds are not scooped yet.

f I reflect about that , it could be that a KR7 would be the right amp. I send my concernes also to Rivera bt I didn`t get a response.

If Im honest, I`m not realy a fan of stomp boxes and pedals. I ue my wah (dunlop 95q) and the headmaster a g-major. And that`s it. I like it easy to have enough space to performe :-)
I play music in the direction of stone soure, bloodsimple.....

The german headliner (musik-schmidt infomed me that the KR7 actualy get a new name KR 100 MT?? Do you something of that??)
Greets

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Old 06-01-2008, 04:39 PM   #12
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I have the Tre. Have had it for about two months now. Over the years I have gone thru every amp out there it seems like. I traded a 65 twin reverb and a classic 50 for this one. I am running it to a Mesa 212 with vintage 30's. The cleans are very fenderish but better the hot side is set up at about three for gain which gives me the perfect ooomph for heavier blues. This is the best amp period I have played dumble,Bogner,Chicago blues,Mesa and nothing comes close.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:55 PM   #13
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Cool man.
AdrianMos, it used to be the KR100 MT but then got changed to the KR7. Like I said, play with the EQ a bit. You probably want to use the amps channel 3 with the amps boost, then probably use the mid "scoop" function, which to describe it briefly makes it sound more mesa ish and less marshally. Then, I reccomend you use more overall mids in your sound. Try pushing the nob up into the 6-8 range. And All i was thinking of for a pedal was something like this:

http://www.activemusician.com/item-...st+Effect+Pedal

I'll have EQ for you in a bit. Play around with it in the mean time to see if you can get it any better.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:57 AM   #14
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Thanks man.
I will try it with the eq changes today, cause he rivea stands in the Bandroom 15km away. I will let you know asap how it works. Also the option with the boost I will check.
Can you say me something other: the boosts on the KH, is the boost 3 only for the channel 3? Cause I can put in e.g. channel 3 all the boost from ch1,2,3. has it an impact?

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:38 PM   #15
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Sorry that it's been a few days. On the knucklehead, Boost one ONLY affects Channel 1, boost 2 ONLY affects channel 2, and boost 3 ONLY affects channel 3.

You should definitely be using Channel 3 WITH boost 3 on.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:00 PM   #16
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I have the Tre. Have had it for about two months now. Over the years I have gone thru every amp out there it seems like. I traded a 65 twin reverb and a classic 50 for this one. I am running it to a Mesa 212 with vintage 30's. The cleans are very fenderish but better the hot side is set up at about three for gain which gives me the perfect ooomph for heavier blues. This is the best amp period I have played dumble,Bogner,Chicago blues,Mesa and nothing comes close.

Have you tried it in hi-gain applications? If you did, how do you like it's character at higher gain?
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:11 PM   #17
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Hi guys,
i have a Rivera Knucklehead II i'd like to sell, but i don't have any informations about it (price, manufactured year, etc) . Could you guys help me with this?
thanks by advance
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:17 PM   #18
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can you take a picture of it?
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:16 PM   #20
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Of course you have the Knucklehead 2 which is the one I know the least about lol.

I'd email and ask rivera if they can date it based on the serial number. You also may want to dust it a bit, but it seems to be in good condition.

From what I can find in reviews, The head new was $1495, and used they go for about 900-1000 dollars. However, that's only based on 2 where the price purchased used was mentioned. If I find anything else out I'll let you know.
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