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  • FS: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head

    Up for sale is my Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Guitar Amplifier (KR55 Top). I don't use this amp to it's full potential, and because of that, I am wanting to downgrade to a smaller tube amp.

    I recently re-tubed the entire Pre-Amp and Power-Amp sections. The major change that was made was the addition of Genalex Gold Lion KT77's (comparable to EL34) Power-Amp Tubes, which gave the Amp a warmer and thicker tone while still retaining those Fender cleans that this amp is known for. I also put a TungSol in V1, JJ in V2, Ruby in V3/V4 (if I remember correctly), and a Sovtek in V5 (The Phase Inverter slot). All of the Pre-Amp tubes are 12AX7's. However, this amp is not only known for it's Clean Channel (Channel 1), it has a reputation for being an amplifier that has many different faces (tonally speaking). It has been said that the Rivera Knucklehead Reverb is like a Fender/Marshall/Soldano in the same amp.

    -Fingerstyle Blues? You got it
    -80's Rock? No problem
    -Death Metal? Absolutely

    This amp has unfortunately seen very little playing time because of the nature of my work/school schedule. It has spent most of it's time stored in my bedroom (Clean and Smoke-Free).

    I will also include the Rivera Headmaster MIDI control board, which gives you full access to all of the MIDI presets that are in this amplifier. However, the Headmaster is not limited to just Rivera products, it can be used as a general MIDI control board for other applications that are completely unrelated to Rivera.

    This amp is $2,400 brand new. I am asking $1,000 shipped
    Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

    Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

    Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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    Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

    Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

    Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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    • #3
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      Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

      Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

      Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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      • #4
        Bump for a great amp. I own the same amp and it does everything I need. I don't have my Shiva any more; but my KHR55 is still here, and I use it as often as anything else I own (17 fine amps from Matchless, VHT, THD, Fender, Rivera, and several others)..... the KHR55 third channel, separate sub controls, full 16 ch midi capable, including a full featured programmable MIDI controller that also does mechanical switching via 1/4" jacks (like channel switching on another piece of gear)? Hard to compete with that at this price point... Yes, it was made to compete with the heavy gain metal machines, but don't forget that Paul Rivera ran Fender's amp division for a while. His job included designing/overseeing development of a great line of amps in the early 80s (including one of my favorite small gig amps, the Princeton Reverb II that I purchased new in 1984) so the KHR of course has a superb Fender-like clean channel with luscious reverb. However, the main reason he was hired was to build a line of amps to compete with this little upstart company (Mesa/Boogie) so he knows gain too. This head does nearly everything, and well. This through a good 2-12" along with a Rivera powered sub and you have a weapon of mass entertainment !



        Good luck with your sale. Great amp.
        "If you can't bend the note completely into pitch, don't bend it at all. I hate a half-assed attempt...at anything!"
        -- Me, just a few minutes ago.

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        INFO: The guitar in my avatar photo was pulled from the trash at PRS and brought to me to repair. The headstock was sawn in half too. After repairs it was a pretty sweet guitar. Unfortunately, I can't find my 'after' photos. I'll keep looking....

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        • #5
          Thanks for the bump man! Rivera did a phenomenal job with the KR55
          Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

          Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

          Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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          • #6
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            Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

            Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

            Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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            • #7
              Alright guys, I need this Rivera and the Headmaster gone. I'm open to offers.
              Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

              Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

              Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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              • #8
                It's on the Bay for $1,200 now
                Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

                Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

                Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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                • #9
                  Price dropped to $1,100!
                  Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

                  Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

                  Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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                  • #10
                    ttt! This amp needs a home!
                    Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

                    Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

                    Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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                    • #11
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                      Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

                      Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

                      Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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                      • #12
                        TTT!
                        Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

                        Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

                        Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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                        • #13
                          $1,100obo
                          Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

                          Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

                          Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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                          • #14
                            $1000 shipped
                            Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

                            Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

                            Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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                            • #15
                              TTT
                              Guitars: Taylor 816CE (Custom); Cort Hiram Bullock II Signature; Washburn WM24

                              Amp: Rivera Knucklehead Reverb Head (FOR SALE); Seismic Audio 2x12 Cab loaded with WG Speakers

                              Pedals: Rivera Headmaster MIDI Board; Dunlop Hendrix Wah; Loop-Master 8 Loop Switcher; Korg Pitchblack; Strymon OB.1; Timmy v2; Lovepedal Eternity Burst; Xotic BB Preamp Clone; MXR 10-Band EQ; ISP Decimator; Ernie Ball VP Jr; MXR Carbon Copy; Eventide TimeFactor; Eventide ModFactor; Strymon Flint

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