The Clubster continues the Rivera Amplifier tradition for some of the best tone on the planet, and for rugged construction and long life. Compact and lightweight, yet big on tone, the all-tube 25W Cl... Read More
The Clubster continues the Rivera Amplifier tradition for some of the best tone on the planet, and for rugged construction and long life. Compact and lightweight, yet big on tone, the all-tube 25W Clubster guitar amplifier will please amateurs and pros alike.
The Clubster puts 25W of 6V6GT power through a 12" Rivera Celestion Vintage Gold speaker. The amp uses two 12AX7 preamp tubes - reliable and easily accessible for service. Built with a full plywood cabinet, welded zinc-plated steel chassis, audiophile-quality components, and military-grade construction. Comes with a footswitchable Accutronics 3-spring mechanical reverb and a 2-function footswitch.
Around back, an effects patch loop is provided along with an external speaker jack and a line output for recording or P.A. feeds. The power cord is detachable and easy to replace.
Clubsters have two completely independent preamp channels, each with its own EQ section. Channel 1 is a high-gain channel with 3-band EQ and a switchable gain boost, and Channel 2 is a sparkly clean channel with 2-band EQ and enough gain and headroom to overdrive the power amp when needed.
Dialing up clean and distortion tones has never been easier. From Mississippi Delta Blues to Birmingham Steel Rock to Nashville Clean, your tone is home with the Clubster amp.
The Clubster is a professional amp suitable for serious working musicians, yet it is quite affordable. Casuals like a wedding or party could not be any easier, due to the compact size, low weight, and abundance of fine tone.
For recording, Clubsters do the job well. Utilizing good miking technique in recording situations, this small package of excellent tone will lay down great sounding tracks. You can also use the Clubster to power an external Rivera 412 cabinet, allowing you to record stack sounds easily.
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I've had mine for about 6 months now. I was told by the salesman that the Seventy 80 Celestian would break in and settle into some nice tonality, but initially it would be sterile and flat sounding. That was my experience. At first the amp was impossible to dial in. Once the Celestian loostened up, I was able to use the EQ effectively on both channels. With a Les Paul Standard, my clean tones are spectacular. I would describe it as angelic-angels striking perfectly tuned bells is how I would characterize the tone on every note. Chords are so clean and clear; single note lines are thrilling. Harmonic content and liquid sustain present in spades. On the OD channel I simply turn the bass and treble to zero and dime the mids. I fussed with the bass and treble until I simply dialed them back to zero. Viola! Killer tone. With a pure "mids" tone going, the amount of gain is just a matter of choice. It sounds good from top to bottom on the gain dial. And it is quite loud. With the pull gain boost it really blasts. No worries about the OD/Distorted sound-it's just great. This is the only two channel amp I ever owned that has outstanding tonality on both the clean and overdrive channels. The front end of this amp is UBER UBER UBER sensitive. Your guitar really enters the picture here, as does your technique and pick attack. Once you get used to it, you will find beautiful tones on both channels. You might also want to experiment with various pre-amp tubes to obtain different tones and gain ranges. This is not an amp for beginners-it's very easy to fly right past your desired tones using the EQ and the volume & tone controls of your guitar. All knobs (volume, tone, gain) operate between zero and about 6.5 with a steady curve. At about 7, they gather some real power and nearly double in effect. Between 7 and 10 it's very dramatic. Changing the knob value by even one number excites changes - so you must be patient to get "orgasmic tones" from this amp-but they are most definitely in there. You really have to bring the volume and tone controls on your guitar into the mix. This is an amp in the "old-school" vein that requires a knowledge of the dynamics and interaction of ALL elements of the signal chain-from pick action to speaker performance. Again...it's not for beginners or the impatient or the distorto-only crowd. I set my reverb at 3 for a bit of depth and set the presence to suit the room. Reverb is just average and presence does what it is meant to do. Build quality is outstanding. No mass production models come close. I recommend the Clubster 25 Doce to experienced guitarists wanting a versatile amp of medium loudness that is capable of producing above average quality tones.
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