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Venus 6 1x12 Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier

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Designed with magnificent tone and cool-running in mind, this new amplifier embodies the Rivera ideal of fabulous sound with outstanding reliability. All of the heat-producing key components of the ne... Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed with magnificent tone and cool-running in mind, this new amplifier embodies the Rivera ideal of fabulous sound with outstanding reliability. All of the heat-producing key components of the new Venus 6 amplifier have been mounted on an industrial-sized heatsink and are on the outer surface of the chassis. The USA-made transformers are oversized and are rated for at least double the power output of the Venus 6. Rivera is the first to make a small idle current adjustment possible with the Class A circuit, allowing a wider range of tubes to be set to the correct idle current, again, assisting in reliability and field maintenance.

It features a five 12AX7 tube preamp configuration with two independent channels, each with its own footswitchable boost. Channel 1 is a high-gain, British-inspired lead channel that has gobs of sweet sustain and loads of crunch that can be dialed up easily. Channel 2 is a rhythm-and-blues channel, with a the best of classic ’60s American tone. Additional EQ options include a bright switch and a selectable midrange notch.

Long pan Accutronics Reverb fills in the palette of tones with that sweet and spanky sounding delay. An assignable and footswitchable effects loop that is fully buffered allows the interfacing with almost any kind of outboard effects device. Coupled with a Class A Power amplifier that is energized by four 6V6GT tubes, this 35W RMS amp has enough headroom to cut most gigs, and with a fat-bodied warmth that breathes like a goddess of love that it is. 6V6GTs are well known to have spectacular tone, and excellent reliability, rivaling the classic yet unstable EL84. A Vintage/Modern switch allows selection of full- or half-output power levels.


  • Power: 35W (tube)
  • Tubes: five 12AX7 (preamp); four 6V6 (power amp)
  • Two footswitchable channels
  • Speaker: 1x12" Celestion G12-H30
  • Footswitchable FX loop
  • Controls: three-band EQ, master volume, select, boost, bright, notch, ninja (independent); reverb, presence, focus, warm (universal)
  • Built-in Accutronics reverb
  • 2x 6L6
  • Big, bloomy, bold tone
  • Class A
  • No MV on clean channel
  • More headroom and volume
  • Great pedal platform
  • More gain on dirty channel than Venus V
  • More texture – great for prog
  • Assignable Reverb
  • Vintage 30
  • Focus Control
  • Speaker damp control
  • Tune to room
  • Counterclockwise – tight
  • Clockwise – loose
  • Great for Petrucci type playing, modern rock covers.
  • Twin sounds with more manageable volume and usable gain channel
  • Heat sinks to improve reliability
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Subject to the Obligations and Exclusions found below, this RIVERA product is warranted against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for the period of one (1) year from the date of purchase, with the exception of tubes, which carry no warranty, and loudspeaker drivers, which are covered for 90 days.

The warranty period commences on the date of purchase by the original user. Performance under this warranty must be obtained at one of the following: a RIVERA Authorized Service Station, by returning the unit to the RIVERA factory with prior authorization, or (in countries outside of the United States) by a representative RIVERA distributor. A list of RIVERA Authorized Service Stations can be obtained from RIVERA, 12970 Branford St. Unit P, Arleta, CA 91331, USA, ATTN.: Warranty Service. Telephone (818) 767-4600; Fax (818) 394-2097.

1. This warranty will be honored only on the presentation of the original proof of purchase.
2. Transportation of the product to the service station or RIVERA factory is the responsibility of the user unless specifically stated otherwise in this warranty. RIVERA will pay for return shipping charges if the repairs are covered by the warranty.

1. This warranty shall not cover adjustment of customer-operated controls as explained in the appropriate model's instruction manual, or products that have been altered, replaced, or have missing serial numbers.
2. This warranty shall not apply to the appearance of accessory items including, but not limited to, cabinets, cabinet parts, or knobs.
3. This warranty does not apply to uncrating, setup, installation, or the removal and reinstallation of products for repair.
4. This warranty shall not apply to repairs or replacements necessitated by any cause beyond the control of RIVERA including, but not limited to, any malfunction, defects, or failure caused by or resulting from unauthorized service or parts, damage resulting from improper packaging when returning product, damaged or broken tubes, incorrect line voltage, improper maintenance, modification or repair for the user, abuse, misuse, neglect, accident, fire, flood, or other Acts of God.
5. This warranty shall not apply to any loudspeaker drivers that have been damaged due to thermal destruction, or physical destruction such as moisture, rips, tears, shock, or transport.
6. Responsibility for any repair of any RIVERA product sold outside of U.S. boundaries is borne by the RIVERA representative in that particular country or territory. Also, the warranty term and conditions may be different from those stated above. Please contact the RIVERA distributor or dealer in your country for more information.

for it any other obligation or liability. In no event shall RIVERA be liable for special or consequential damages arising from the use of this product, or for any delay in the performance or this warranty due to causes beyond our control. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitations on implied warranty and consequential damages may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights that vary from state to state.

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