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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / New Amp Day--Rivera 55-12

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Live clean, let your works be seen.
Feb 9th, 2017 10:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, it's a new amp for me. Went to a friend's warehouse and one of his coworkers had it to to the side. Coworker retiring and moving to a small place down south.

Just getting familiar with it and would love to get feedback (so to speak) on ways to use it, settings, etc.


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Feb 12th, 2017 03:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had one for a while some time ago; nice amp. Kind of like a little Boogie!



Jun 20th, 2018 12:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Reviving this thread from early 2017......

I need another amp like I need a hole in my head, but a used Rivera 55-12 has unfortunately caught my attention, partly due to what I feel is a fair price.

Opinions on this model?
Opinions on Riveras in general? It seems that they are not discussed as much as other models around here.
Is that because of cost?
Or something else?

Thanks in advance.

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Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jun 20th, 2018 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had a Rivera Chubster 40 for a decade. Great amp! I sold it to my SIL, so if I ever want it back...


LA-la-land, CA

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Jun 20th, 2018 01:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

I know Mike Keneally used the big brother 100-212 for many years. He may still. That's a pretty darn good endorsement.

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Live clean, let your works be seen.
Jun 21st, 2018 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Love mine and glad I bought it. You can do your own research, of course, but I like that I can switch between a very clean blackface sound to a Marshall sound quickly. Here’s a link to the manual that I found online.

Rivera amp manual


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Jun 21st, 2018 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow, you can get one of those for a steal! Looks like a pretty cool amp. I recently got a pretty good deal on a RedPlate head, which is a fantastic amp but had I known about the Riveras I may have chosen one those and saved a lot. Enjoy!

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