Jazz Suprema 15
Great amp. It took me a while to find the tone quality that pleased my ears, but when I finally settled...it was a revelation. The difference between this Rivera and my other jazz amps is so marked that I find it hard to believe. (I have three other amps built especially for archtop guitars.) At first I was leary about a 15 inch speaker and how it would behave with my 17 inch handmade carved archtop. The amp ran away (feedback) almost immediately, but then I began tweaking the push/pulls, tone controls and the notch filter settings and it shaped right up. A few minor adjustments and...BINGO! Rivera has also managed to build a jazz amp with a giant speaker, (most other jazz amps have smaller speakers, 8, 10 inch) that can sparkle and define individual notes. Chords are clean and crisp and the bass, as one would not expect with a 15, is easily balanced with the mids and highs. This is an expensive amp, but I hate compromise with my tone quality. Now? No compromise. I can be a rhythm section player or a soloist with the same amp. Well worth the investment.