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#1
I was looking at a shop down the road and I spotter a few rivera tube amps, didnt get to try them out though. What are they like? What are they good for? I play play classic rock and blues

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i was taking a shower
and i took my penis off to wash it
but i couldnt figure out how to put it back on
so it ran away- Superunkown
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#2
Chubster/pubster, fandago and something what I think is called the R series, just to be exact.
Im not very familiar with these amps

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and i took my penis off to wash it
but i couldnt figure out how to put it back on
so it ran away- Superunkown
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#3
All i can say really is just try them out for yourself and see what you think of them..........i think slipknot guitarists use rivera knucklehead heads.....
#4
Go on the Harmony Central forums, a few people over there seem to have Rivera amps...
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#5
One channel is supposed to be fendery and the other marshally.
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#6
I tried the Chubster and it was quite nice. Fantastic cleans and a really good drive channel too.

The Knucklehead (Slipknot use them - Root uses the EL34 version and Thompson the 6L6 - if memory serves me right) is a blazing metal amp, nothing less. I tried one and was absolutely blown away. The cleans are actually fantastic too. But the price made me curl up into the fetal position and wet myself...
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#7
How much is the Knucklehead, CM? I can't find any retail prices on them, and the prices from the users on the Harmony Central reviews are inconsistent.
#8
You can snag rivera's REAL cheap on ebay. R series for like 700-800 at most, so I would look their.

Edit: Knuckleheads
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#9
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I tried the Chubster and it was quite nice. Fantastic cleans and a really good drive channel too.

The Knucklehead (Slipknot use them - Root uses the EL34 version and Thompson the 6L6 - if memory serves me right) is a blazing metal amp, nothing less. I tried one and was absolutely blown away. The cleans are actually fantastic too. But the price made me curl up into the fetal position and wet myself...


Correction: Jim uses 6L6s and Mick uses EL34s

Jim also uses them on tour/studio with Stone Sour.

Source: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2593462102050773758&q=Slipknot+Guitar
#10
i listen to the Ktre recording on rivers site and:
-Lead sample: sounds magnifent. very tight super high gain, but soudns kinda to cpmpressed for me.

Slipknot riff: very heavey, but waaaay too muddy and loose IMO i prefer the tightness andf crispness of a dual rec

Heavey riff: same as slipknot riff. spunds too cold,bland, loose. i prefer mesa rythym tone much much better.

FYI: if u play teh heavey rif and the lead rif together at the same time soduns pretty cool :P
#11
1) WHERE THE FUCK DID YOU SEE RIVERA TUBE AMPS IN IRELAND?

2) POST DIRECTIONS TO SAID SHOP. EDIT: found it. Dammit, about 150 miles away.



Seriously, though, they're meant to be great. I know power freak (mod) likes them. Haven't tried them, unfortunately. The west is a bit far for me, if by west you mean limerick, but I could probably make it eventually...

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#13
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i listen to the Ktre recording on rivers site and:
-Lead sample: sounds magnifent. very tight super high gain, but soudns kinda to cpmpressed for me.

Slipknot riff: very heavey, but waaaay too muddy and loose IMO i prefer the tightness andf crispness of a dual rec

Heavey riff: same as slipknot riff. spunds too cold,bland, loose. i prefer mesa rythym tone much much better.

FYI: if u play teh heavey rif and the lead rif together at the same time soduns pretty cool :P


Well as far as I know the 'knots tone is pretty tight and articulate. Unless I'm missing something... The Knucklehead kicks the **** out of a mesa...
#14
when i listend to it on rivers site and i unno, maybe its just personal love for mesa, but it just soudns too loose and thin
#15
Quote by Dyaxe666
when i listend to it on rivers site and i unno, maybe its just personal love for mesa, but it just soudns too loose and thin


Its your personal love for Mesa.
#16
Quote by Dave_Mc
1) WHERE THE FUCK DID YOU SEE RIVERA TUBE AMPS IN IRELAND?

2) POST DIRECTIONS TO SAID SHOP. EDIT: found it. Dammit, about 150 miles away.



Seriously, though, they're meant to be great. I know power freak (mod) likes them. Haven't tried them, unfortunately. The west is a bit far for me, if by west you mean limerick, but I could probably make it eventually...


Joe o neills, glennamaddy, Co. Galway. They Dont really do a large range of different guita amplifiers but their main dealer seems to be rivera.
I can't believe Ive come across a fairly "Uncommon" amp brand in Ireland. Usually its a massively overpriced fender or marshall

another dream
i was taking a shower
and i took my penis off to wash it
but i couldnt figure out how to put it back on
so it ran away- Superunkown
beatiful anecdote
#17
heh, the H&K TriAmp still sounds better than that !!
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

Keep the faith, baby!!
#18
Quote by Dyaxe666
i listen to the Ktre recording on rivers site and:
-Lead sample: sounds magnifent. very tight super high gain, but soudns kinda to cpmpressed for me.

Slipknot riff: very heavey, but waaaay too muddy and loose IMO i prefer the tightness andf crispness of a dual rec

Heavey riff: same as slipknot riff. spunds too cold,bland, loose. i prefer mesa rythym tone much much better.

FYI: if u play teh heavey rif and the lead rif together at the same time soduns pretty cool :P


I didn't like the clips on their site, either.
#19
^Their name is kinda lame anyway......
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

Keep the faith, baby!!
#20
Quote by Dyaxe666
i listen to the Ktre recording on rivers site and:
-Lead sample: sounds magnifent. very tight super high gain, but soudns kinda to cpmpressed for me.

Slipknot riff: very heavey, but waaaay too muddy and loose IMO i prefer the tightness andf crispness of a dual rec

Heavey riff: same as slipknot riff. spunds too cold,bland, loose. i prefer mesa rythym tone much much better.

FYI: if u play teh heavey rif and the lead rif together at the same time soduns pretty cool :P

Actually Mesa Dual Rec's are loose, as in not tight and crisp...
#21
Quote by Hairy Henry
Joe o neills, glennamaddy, Co. Galway. They Dont really do a large range of different guita amplifiers but their main dealer seems to be rivera.
I can't believe Ive come across a fairly "Uncommon" amp brand in Ireland. Usually its a massively overpriced fender or marshall


I Live about Half an hour from there! *Remembers for when he next needs to 'Acquire' a new amp*

How much were they? I'm tired of seeing Line6 spiders wall to wall with the occaisional Crate
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#22
i saw Stone Sour live two days ago and I just can say, Jim sounded really awesome. I talked to him after the concert and asked him about his amp and he said that it's not modded or something...
#23
Quote by Hairy Henry
Joe o neills, glennamaddy, Co. Galway. They Dont really do a large range of different guita amplifiers but their main dealer seems to be rivera.
I can't believe Ive come across a fairly "Uncommon" amp brand in Ireland. Usually its a massively overpriced fender or marshall


thanks man- i managed to find that out from the rivera website anyway, but I appreciate your taking the time to answer.

Basically, it's a bit far, but it's not unfeasible. I'll probably make it at some stage.

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#25
Dave tell me when you're going. I'm down in Kilkenny pick me up on the way
On another note, Why is all the good stuff in the west. I'm stuck here in Kilkenny with Essaness Brodericks and Ad Lib. The only tube amp that's in Kilkenny is a TSL100 in brodericks that hasn't moved for 5 years. And the owner hasn't a clue about amps.
#26
^^ haha,

^ I wouldn't be going by kilkenny, lol. dublin might be your closest place for decent amps...

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#27
^ Last time I was in Dublin I was in Music Maker (I Think) And they had some great amps, mainly Marshalls but good ones. Great selection of Bass gear and pedals too. Definately worth a look if you're in Dublin, not a huge place, but some nice gear. There's also Perfect Pitch which is right beside it, not that much in the way of amps, but I made a note of it as the only place in Ireland I've ever seen some Morley Wahs
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#28
^Brodericks has morley wahs, lots of them. Outragestly priced though. 250 for the guitar/bass multi wah or something. I never go up to dublin at all, I'm a right culchie. I only go up at christmas for shopping lol.

EDIT: Forgot anyone know if anywhere in Dublin or down south stocks Engls? I don't wanna travel up north just to try one out.
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#29
Quote by bluespunkmetal
^Their name is kinda lame anyway......

Yeah, I betcha paul rivera wishes his mom didnt get married and curse him rivera

Where are these clips?

another dream
i was taking a shower
and i took my penis off to wash it
but i couldnt figure out how to put it back on
so it ran away- Superunkown
beatiful anecdote
#30
Quote by Dave_Mc
thanks man- i managed to find that out from the rivera website anyway, but I appreciate your taking the time to answer.

Basically, it's a bit far, but it's not unfeasible. I'll probably make it at some stage.


Its the only music store in glennamaddy though! Actually even within about 20 miles radius! Dont go to O Neills expecting much else though, very little other brands. Couple of second hand ones though. Mostly Rivera. I didnt bother trying them out before coz I'd never of them before and I was more interested with the other brands but after I saw some good reviews, I began to regret not trying them out

another dream
i was taking a shower
and i took my penis off to wash it
but i couldnt figure out how to put it back on
so it ran away- Superunkown
beatiful anecdote
#31
^ yeah, from the looks of the website, it'd be a one-errand trip just to try the riveras unfortunately...

oh, another good shop in dublin is musicians inc.- it's just round the corner from music maker- drury street i think.

I don't know of any engl dealers in dublin or the south, but that's not to say there aren't any- www.engl-amps.com and check out what the distributor for engl down south is.

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#32
yeah, rivera and engl are GREAT for what you can snag them for!

pro quality stuff, seriously, look on ebay for rivera - awesome prices
-Mike
#33
ive tried the knuckleheads love them but cant afford them they also come with MIDI footswitchs which rules, great cleans and awesome distortion, but since i cant afford them ill stick with mesa
#34
What would rivera's specialise in, Rock? Blues? Metal? Jazz? ect

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i was taking a shower
and i took my penis off to wash it
but i couldnt figure out how to put it back on
so it ran away- Superunkown
beatiful anecdote
#35
^ i think they have different models for different styles, so it's not really as simple as that...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#36
their product line is very dynamic, as well as some of their amps (to a good extent)

the fandango is a winner in that it was meant to cover the ground of a few different styled amps in the rivera range, and i think it does a good job (especially for the cash, see ebay for more :p)
-Mike
#37
Quote by Dave_Mc
^ i think they have different models for different styles, so it's not really as simple as that...

How about the fandango. I tried one out yeasterday and It sounded great EXCEPT when I was playing with a small bit of gain while using the neck pickup, the lower, bassy notes sounded a bit mushy. Could this be because it was not warmed up or at a good volume. I was in a bit of a rush so I didnt crank it. Would the riveras beat a fender hot rod?

another dream
i was taking a shower
and i took my penis off to wash it
but i couldnt figure out how to put it back on
so it ran away- Superunkown
beatiful anecdote
#38
^ haven't tried any of 'em, sorry...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#39
YOU SHOULD BE!!!!!!!!..................ummm yeah sorry for that

another dream
i was taking a shower
and i took my penis off to wash it
but i couldnt figure out how to put it back on
so it ran away- Superunkown
beatiful anecdote
#40
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Would the riveras beat a fender hot rod?

IMO yes.
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