Rivera Venus 6 - 35-watt 1x12" Tube Combo

35-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with 3-band EQ, Spring Reverb, and Idle Current Adjustment - Black
Rivera Venus 6 - 35-watt 1x12
Rivera Venus 6 - 35-watt 1x12

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Delectable Tube Tone and Responsiveness

From delicious chimey cleans to a range of thick crunch to high-octane shred, the Rivera Venus 6 delivers. Class A guitar amps, typically fitted with EL84 output tubes, are icons of tone, but they can be finicky. This isn't so with the Venus 6. Rivera wisely chose 6V6GT tubes from Electro Harmonix - the rock-solid, state-of-the-art version of the valves that rocked smaller American amps of the '50s, '60s, and '70s - for fat, round tone with smooth, rich distortion and the fabled grittiness you crave. Innovative controls like the tweed/Blackface switch on middle EQ knob and Rivera's focus control give you the tone-sculpting mojo to ace any gig or session. With nothing but the finest components - and the key heat-producing ones mounted on an industrial-grade heatsink - the Venus 6 scores off-the-charts on reliability - a Rivera hallmark. Sweetwater knows what you need in a combo amp: portability, dependability, and versatile, killer sound - and the Rivera Venus 6 gives you all three.

Rivera Venus 6 Combo Guitar Amp at a Glance:
  • Plug in and wail - this amp loves guitars
  • Glorious tube tone and responsiveness
  • Sweeten your sound with classic spring reverb
Plug in and wail - this amp loves guitars

As soon as you snap this amp out of standby, you can feel it - we're talking incredible responsiveness: spongy, creamy feel, bouncy dynamics, a sweet top end, and a seamless transition between spanky cleans and the onset of filth. Dig in and the amp snarls with harmonic-laden vengeance. Lighten your touch and the Venus 6 curls up and purrs. Slash a power chord and the Venus 6 reaches out and smacks you right in the face. Plug in a Strat and it chimes like a Strat. A Tele? You've never heard visceral twang like this. Jack in a Les Paul and it snarls like a Paul. The Venus 6 brings out the best in whatever guitar you play through it. This amp just loves guitars.

Glorious tube tone and responsiveness

Five 12AX7 and a quartet 6V6GT tubes provide the power plant for Rivera Venus 6, but it's the elegant, pure design that takes this amp to boutique land. From blues to country to jazz to rock, you're covered. And best of all, at a club-friendly 35 watts and with a half-power switch, you can push the output to take advantage of the vocal, singing quality of those four satiny 6V6s without bludgeoning your fans in close proximity to the stage. On the other hand, there's enough gut-punching power on tap to keep your drummer in his place. The Venus 6 is also perfect in the studio - put a ribbon mic on this beastie and you'll be giddy with delight.

Sweeten your sound with classic spring reverb

Few people understand spring reverb the way that the engineers at Accutronics do, and it's one of their remarkable reverb units that lets you dial in lush and dimensional guitar tone right inside your Rivera Venus 6 combo amp. This 3-spring reverb features a long and remarkably vibrant decay, and when you kick up the Venus 6's presence control you can easily create bright and brilliant clean tones with the perfect touch of shimmer.

Rivera Venus 6 Combo Guitar Amp Features:
  • Class A amplification powered by a 4 x 6V6GT tubes and 5 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 2 channels with boosts on channel 1
  • Footswitchable and assignable reverb
  • Fully buffered, footswitchable effects loop
  • Adjustable idle current lets you optimize for new tubes
  • Classic tone from 1 x 12" Celestion speaker
  • Handcrafted in Rivera's Burbank, California factory
The Rivera Venus 6 delivers the classic tube tone you've been craving!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 35W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x 6V6GT
Inputs 2 x 1/4"
Outputs 2 x Speaker, 1 x Line Out
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 19"
Width 24"
Depth 12"
Weight 58 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number VNS6-112BLK

Customer Reviews

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Great amp

Extremely versatile amp with wide range of tone shaping, 2 separate channels with boost full function foot switch that takes you through 4 stages of gain. Selectable loop, can put your effects on one channel or both and adjust levels, can have 35 watts or 18. Great live amp more power than needed yet any function you could want. The Venus 3 amp is a fantastic live amp or studio tool. Build quality second to none, extremely reliable, really what else could you ask for.

Rivera Venus 6

I finally feel comfortable that I have found my tone! Absolutely love this amp. Wide coverage in styles can be obtained with this amp from vintage cleans to creamy distortion. I spent a lot of time researching and had purchased four different tube amps before taking a chance on the Rivera. Now I can simply relax and enjoy.
See also: Combo Amps, Rivera, Rivera Guitar Combo Amps