Rivera RockCrusherItem ID: RockCrusher
Power Attenuator and Load Box for Tube Amps
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Hear Your Tube Amp's True Character!Rivera's RockCrusher power attenuator and load box could be your gateway to epic tube-amp tonal bliss. The tone of a tube amp is directly related to the power of the signal it receives, and how much amplification is added by the tubes themselves. Said another way, if you're not cranking up your tube amp you're not really hearing its full tone! Unfortunately, it's not always possible (or comfortable!) to turn up your tube amp to its tonal sweet spot. The solution? Rivera's RockCrusher.
Place the RockCrusher between your amp and speaker cabinet and you'll be able to crank up the tone on your amp while keeping your volume down. The RockCrusher's reactive load network is constantly maintaining the proper relationship of impedance and inductive/capacitive reactance. In guitar-speak, that means that the RockCrusher lets you push your amp to its limits while keeping your volume down. On stage, you'll be able to keep stage volume down for better monitoring and overall sonic clarity. In the studio, you'll be able to record the tone you want without creating bleed into other mics - or your neighbor's house.
The RockCrusher also serves a dual purpose as a load box. Tube amps interact with the impedance load that a speaker cabinet puts on the amp's output - if you plug into your amp and just hook the amp's output to a recording device, you won't get the tone you expect. By hooking up the RockCrusher to your amp's speaker outputs, it interacts with your amp to provide the true tone you're looking for. Perfect for recording studios of any size.
The RockCrusher is built with 16-gauge welded steel and industrial grade components, making it as capable on a world tour as it is in your studio. If you play a tube amp, and want the ability to get killer tone out of it at reasonable volumes, the Rivera RockCrusher is a must-have.
Rivera RockCrusher Features at a Glance:
The Rivera RockCrusher Will Be Your Tube Amp's Best Friend
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
RockCrusher is terrific product
by Chris from Atlantic CityThis is an amazing attenuator. I get great tone at low volume. I can't listen to my amp set on anything above 2 as its too loud and my neighbors would complain. It is built real heavy duty and it does... read more [+]n't get hot. I love it and HIGHLY recommend it. close [-]
April 30, 2013
Music Background: I love to play guitar
by Paul from Portland, OR USAI have mostly master volume amps because I had tried attenuators before and they were no good. Even the Weber Mass left me disappointed. But I picked some great amps - Reeves, TopHat, Dr. Z, Germino -... read more [+] and some without masters. Even those with masters just beg to be cranked. The Rivera reviews sounded legit so I bought it. It is huge, solid, and heavy. And it works. I sat on the floor in front of my 4X12 cabinet with the Reeves amp (basically a Hiwatt) on 10 and the Rivera set to "studio." I could dial it down to almost no output and it sounded saturated and incredible. Man, I hope they never stop making these. I like that it has no noisy fan and does not need to be plugged into an outlet. Freakin' great product! close [-]
February 16, 2013
Music Background: 6 stringer
the purple beast
by fromThis bad boy is a monster!!! I have a JMP PLEXI 100watt for 74. Which is the great amp EVER made hands down. But the volume was just to much for anyone else to the band to hear there amp or anything e... read more [+]lse for a couple days after rehearsal. & this was with my head volume set at 2 1.5. Now i can run my amp at full scale & still roll it back so the rest of the band can be heard. A must have for anybody with a vintage amp that needs more tube saturation with less volumvolume close [-]
January 23, 2013
by Adrian fromI'm using this to play my Mesa Mark V in 90W mode with output set moderately high producing volume that is less than deafening (still plenty loud when I crank it to get saturation) with no loss of ton... read more [+]e. I'm very happy with the features also. The EQ switches are great for adding mids/lo-mids and/or brightness to the sound. Additionally, the range of attenuation and line out option are very useful. The RockCrusher is expensive, but unless you have a studio to really crank your amp worry-free, then it's worth every penny to get the sound that you want to hear from your amp. I consider the attenuator inseparable from my amp. If you wouldn't skimp out on a tube amp, then don't skimp out on this either--it's worth it if you value your tone. close [-]
December 9, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist/gearhead
The Rivera RockCrusher is is the finest device of its type in the market place. Period.
Christopher , Savannah, GA
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