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Rivera Venus Recording 25-watt Tube Head

The Venus Recording is your all-tube analog mega tone machine.


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With 2 channels, Treble “Bright” and Middle “Notch” switches, Voicing switch, Built in 11 band Rockrec EQ and a pre and power amp channel assignable effects loop, you’ll be able to dial in any tone you desire Directly into your DAW or a mixing console.  No need to have mic a Cab again!  However, there’s 25watts of luscious 6V6 power, which is plenty to push your favorite cabinet on stage when you need.  Also, features a Foot-switchable lead boost, balanced and unbalanced outputs, an Aux input and Headphone output.

Channel 1’s can go from super spanky clean to a hot blues overdrive or classic rock tone. The combinations of the Treble “pull Bright” and Middle “pull Notch” can give you 4 different clean voicings and allows you to get tweed or blackface tones. Crank up the Volume knob for more gain and get “Clean Sustian” giving all those Gilmour, EJ and Carlton tones.
Channel 2’s lead channel can be voiced for either classic rock, hard rock, metal or progressive shred. You can also adjust the interaction of the 3 band passive tone controls with the Voicing control to give you a wide tone range from our knucklehead series, tweed 2 knob Fender champ, to a vintage 60’s Marshall top, JTM-45 Combo, Vox AC-30 or classic blackface Fender.

11band EQ:
These 11 bands of EQ frequencies are all in the guitar speaker range and were chosen to allow you to mimic most of the common guitar speakers used for classic, vintage and modern tones. Each band has a DB range +18 or -18 giving you mega amount of dynamic range which allows you to dial any style of tone, fit in any mix or cut through any band.

The 11 band EQ can also be positioned before the internal power amplifier-after either channel and pre-effects loop, allowing fine tuning of guitar tones and heard through the speaker, and also through the recording output. In the post power amplifier signal position, our equalizer becomes the ultimate speaker emulator, and can be adjusted to represent your favorite speakers with the affected signal coming from the Recording Output. This equalizer can be bypassed from the front panel selector switch. With the equalizer in the pre-position, the recording output still retains a speaker emulation filter.

Pre vs Post Effects Loop:
There are two effects loops provided. The first is between the preamplifier section and the power amplifier, fully buffered and has level controls on the front panel for send and return level matching, is foot-switchable for bypass, and can be assigned to either preamp channel or both. This allows effects such as delay and chorus to be heard through the speaker and power amplifier, and yet unaffected by the preamplifier tone controls.  The second effects loop, is fully buffered as well, is between the power amplifier and the recording output, allowing patching of effects such as spatial reverbs and delays to capture the power amplifier distortion character,  and then feed the signal into the speaker emulation equalizer and then through the recording output. This gives potential for a huge aural image to your recorded guitar tone, or to the house mains.

Voicing knob:
Classic guitar tones have a midrange notch that varies from 250 Hz to 800 Hz. On channel 2, our lead channel, you can adjust the interaction of the 3 band passive tone controls with the Voicing control to range from our knucklehead series, tweed 2 knob Fender champ, to a vintage 60’s Marshall top, JTM-45 Combo, to a Vox AC-30 or classic blackface Fender.


  • All-tube analog mega tone machine
  • Output Meter in front panel (Watts or Decibels)
  • Headphone output for silent practice or low latency monitoring
  • Pre and post effect loop
  • Foot Switch included

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Things You Will Get:

  • Tube Head
  • Footswitch


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Amp Type Tube
Channels 2
Watts 25
EQ 11-Band Graphic
Effects Loop Yes
Inputs (x2) 1/4" Effects Returns, 1/4" Instrument Inputs, 1/4" Auxiliary Inputs
Outputs (x2) 1/4" Effects Sends, (x2) [1/4" & XLR] Recording Outputs, (x2) 1/4" Speaker Outputs, 1/4" Headphone Output
Digital FX No
Line Out Yes
Reverb No
Footswitch Included Yes
Other Features Voicing knob & Metering
Series Venus Recording Series
Model VNSREC DT 115V
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