Anyone here play a Rivera Knucklehead from the 90s?

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twisted99
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Anyone here play a Rivera Knucklehead from the 90s?

Post by twisted99 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:50 am

So I have a local knucklehead for sale and based on the clips I think it might be the amp I am looking for. Anyone have any opinions about them?
Steve
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Post by Gaz11 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:46 am

Hi Twisted,

A friend of mine had one for years, until it got stolen. I'm sure it was a late 90's one.

He absolutly loved it, it gave him Fender cleans and Marshall like sounds in one package. A really good base for many styles of music.

I have a Rivera Clubster 45. Whilst not a Knucklehead, it has a fantastic sound and again is a great blend of Fender/Marshall, most types of music

Good luck with your search
Gaz

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Post by twisted99 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:34 am

So I took a chance drove about an hour to try it out. All I can say is wow. I have gone through many high end amps and really was turned off from channel switchers until I played this thing. The clean channel goes from fender to plexi and pull the bright and you get voxy tones. Now its not matching any of those tones exactly but it gets really close in its own way. The gain channel goes from jcm800 territory to mesa rec but again all in its own way. There are so many good tones in this amp I am completely blown away. Tomorrow I am going to give it a good going through. I don't think I have been this excited about an amp since my Orange Hustler.
Steve
1983 Gibson Firebrand "The SG Deluxe"
1987 G&L ASAT
Schecter Damien with GFS mean 90s
Rivera Knucklehead 100
Avatar contemporary custom blue 2x12 with eminence governers
Lots of Pedals
Orange Micro Crush

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Post by corky newman » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:03 pm

I played 5 years with a Rivera Knuckelhead 100...the first model that came out. Did more then 200 gigs with it...bullet proof...
Loved the tones ....
My old Harp player still has that amp and still plays all the time with it...

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Re: Anyone here play a Rivera Knucklehead from the 90s?

Post by TeleZee » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:59 pm

I'm curious about your LUCE Loop pedal I have one I bought a number of years ago (3 or 4) and was wondering if it came with instructions at all? It's a Luce LP-2 Loop pedal.

I can't seem to remeber how to connect up 2 amps through my pedal board anymore.

I used to refer to the LUCE website, but sadly it's gone...can you help?

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Re: Anyone here play a Rivera Knucklehead from the 90s?

Post by blackcloud45 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:39 pm

My old band's rhythm guitarist used one. I tried it out and my take was that it had awesome cleans, was very flexible, and had plenty of gain on tap. On the flip-side, I couldn't seem to dial the fry out of the gain. Ultimately, I felt it wasn't as good as the RV50. That's just me.

I know he never had a lick of trouble out of it.
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