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  • kreggskreggs Frets: 33
    I want to try a wgs g12q with my vibrochamp   head I built. I really  love my jensen mod 12 35 though. Might take the plunge anyway. Nothing ventured n all that!
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  • chrisvchrisv Frets: 236
    RiftAmps said:
    Chris' Tweed 15TV (5A3) is finished in my new darker Tweed lacquer. It's stuffed full of premium components including Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone caps, Heyboer TXs, Switchcraft sockets, CTS pots, and yellow cloth wire. Unusually for Rift, this one is loaded with a Celestion Blue instead of the WGS Black and Blue.






    I recorded with this yesterday for the first time – a video demo of two fifties Gibsons. Outrageous on all counts. I'll post the link when it's live :-)
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  • markjmarkj Frets: 224
    Will look forward to it.
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Steve's Brownie 5 is ready to go with Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone caps, WGS G8C speaker, NOS valves, and not forgetting REVERB! Yup, a foot-switchable, two-knob, valve driven reverb circuit with 3-spring short tank can spec'd in your build :)





    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • CloudNineCloudNine Frets: 2164
    That's a fine way to brighten up a Tuesday afternoon. Looking forward to this arriving! 
    # Previously Stevieb76 on the old Music Radar #
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  • chrisvchrisv Frets: 236
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  • chrisvchrisv Frets: 236
    My Tweed 15TV features in the video above. Just a killer amp. 
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  • @RiftAmps your amps look gorgeous.
    Can you do any of these as a head?  I am thinking of a low powered Princeton type. Maybe one 6V6.
     
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    @RiftAmps your amps look gorgeous.
    Can you do any of these as a head?  I am thinking of a low powered Princeton type. Maybe one 6V6.
     
    @bacchanalian Thank you :)

    I do a single-ended PR type called the PR6 - http://www.riftamps.com/pr6.php

    It can run 5881,6L6, KT66, and EL34. I can do one with a 6V6 if you want.

    Head is an option, minus £70 off stock price.


    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 1800
    RiftAmps said:
    Steve's Brownie 5 is ready to go with Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone caps, WGS G8C speaker, NOS valves, and not forgetting REVERB! Yup, a foot-switchable, two-knob, valve driven reverb circuit with 3-spring short tank can spec'd in your build :)





    Awesome amp. This is the sort of combo I had in mind. 
    Owner of SC Relics Guitars 
    www.screlics.co.uk • www.facebook.com/screlics 
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  • CloudNineCloudNine Frets: 2164
    @lonestar  It's absolutely incredible. Just loves every guitar that is plugged in, I am blown away by it.
    # Previously Stevieb76 on the old Music Radar #
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Charlie's Tweed 15 was ordered in a custom 2x12" cabinet, loaded with WGS G12Q speakers. As with all Rift amplifiers, it's stuffed with premium components such as Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone caps, Switchcraft sockets, CTS pots, and yellow cloth wire.


    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Matthew's PB16 is the first to have the new two-button footswitch for Reverb and Tremolo made just for Rift by Bright Onion, it comes with a detachable 10m TRS cable that'll extend across almost any stage, meaning you can now put the footswitch on your board without any compromises. The amp also has two-knob Reverb, so Matthew can control both the decay-time and output level, perfect for a studio setting! As always, stuffed full of Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone caps and other high-end goodies, along with a very fetching Tweed wrap.








    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Andy ordered the very first Vibro 35 from Rift. It's a 35w 2x10" combo based on the BF Vibrolux Reverb with all the usual Rift appointments. He opted for a very cool transitional brownface look - Rough Brown Tolex with Oxblood grille which looks great. Taking my advice, he also chose to a mix of Ceramic and Alnico WGS speakers, the G10C and G10A models. Currently only available as a custom order, I'll be adding this model to my lineup in the near future.




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    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RiftAmps said:
    Andy ordered the very first Vibro 35 from Rift. It's a 35w 2x10" combo based on the BF Vibrolux Reverb with all the usual Rift appointments. He opted for a very cool transitional brownface look - Rough Brown Tolex with Oxblood grille which looks great. Taking my advice, he also chose to a mix of Ceramic and Alnico WGS speakers, the G10C and G10A models. Currently only available as a custom order, I'll be adding this model to my lineup in the near future.




    This...I am happy to say is my new amp...Chris hand delivered it this evening as I'm playing at a ska festival on Sunday..service above and beyond the call.
    Played it at home for about an hour tonight...bell like tones and seems perfect for my genre...like a mini twin...I'm looking forward to using it on sunday in a gig situation now.
    Thanks again Chris.. was really good to meet you.. :)

    “To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.”

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  • RMJRMJ Frets: 876
    This is my new favourite thread
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  • ChalkyChalky Frets: 5343
    @RiftAmps "Taking my advice, he also chose to a mix of Ceramic and Alnico WGS speakers, the G10C and G10A models."

    Can you expand on why you advised the mix, or explain the benefits please?
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    @Chalky Sure, as a rule of thumb Ceramic drivers have a big, clear bottom end (a good thing for a BF amp) but they also have a more aggressive top end compared to an Alnico, which can become too much. An Alnico driver compresses more in the upper mids and top end, taming that ice-pick from the Ceramic. The Alnico has a spongey, smoother bottom end which helps to keep the amp responsive and pliable.

    Of course, differing cone types have an effect also, but as the G10C and G10A use the same cone the differences between the two are just the magnet type - and provide a useful way to really understand the differences between Ceramic and Alnico.

    In a multi-speaker cabinet, I always recommend trying a mix of types.
    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Andy’s Vibro ‘63 was ordered with some really nice tweaks to customise it to his liking.

    First, we upgraded the NORMAL channel to the same spec as the BRIGHT, then changed the second channel to that from the later BF Vibroverb to give Andy a wider tonal variety.

    Second, we made sure that both the Reverb and Tremolo work on both channels, adding glorious brown face Reverb to a blackface channel...go on then!

    Third, we added push-pull bright switches to each channel, these switch in an extra cap on top of the standard value so Andy can use even the darkest guitar with this amp.

    Finally, a custom faceplate was fitted with Andy's own little touch

     
    Of course, this amp is stuffed full of Jupiter caps, WGS G10C speakers, and has the new two-button footswitch.












    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • kreggskreggs Frets: 33
    That is a beauty sir!
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Daniel ordered a PR6 with a few tweaks to edge it towards brownface territory, so we called it the PB6.

    The PR6 is a SE version of the PR18, running either a 6V6, 6L6, 5881, EL34, or KT66.
    It kicks out 6w with a 6V6, and 8w with the other valve types. Peak power is 20w at full crank

    Valve driven spring reverb, bias-tremolo, two-button footswitch, and a choice of either WGS G12Q ceramic or Black and Blue alnico speakers. Not forgetting the Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone caps :)





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    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 554
    @RiftAmps ; loving your work. Sorry if this is a really stupid question but on the 2x12 combos above, they appear to be different inputs for each channel. Are they non switching? Or would anyone using them live need an external switching pedal?
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    rsvmark said:
    @RiftAmps ; loving your work. Sorry if this is a really stupid question but on the 2x12 combos above, they appear to be different inputs for each channel. Are they non switching? Or would anyone using them live need an external switching pedal?
    Yup, non-switching. A simple AB pedal is all you need, or an ABY pedal if you want to run both channels together.
    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    edited November 2017
    Nils ordered a custom amplifier based on the PR platform.

    He wanted a 35-40w 1x12” combo with two very different channels. One is a super clean, clear, and rich blackface channel with a full TMB tonestack. The other is a Neil Young-esque Tweed channel with loads of mid-range and grind.

    We added a Presence control to help dial the amp into different rooms/stages, along with pentode/triode and valve/SS rectifier switches.

    Finished in brown face cosmetics and loaded with a WGS G12C ceramic speaker.
    Not forgetting it’s stuffed full of Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone caps!

    Just packing it into a flight case as it’s off to live in Norway.






    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 1800
    Stunning!!!
    Owner of SC Relics Guitars 
    www.screlics.co.uk • www.facebook.com/screlics 
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Carles’ Tweed 15C is sounding fantastic. A 5C3 deluxe circuit in correct wide-panel cabinet. Stuffed with all of my premium components including Jupiter Red Astrons, custom wound transformers, and a WGS G12Q speaker. This one is of to Barcelona, going to miss it!




    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Paul's PR18 is finished in Teal w/wheat cloth, loaded with a WGS G12C speaker and has two-knob reverb


    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    The PR35 is the high power, big headroom version of the PR18. It can be ordered with a choice of preamps (blackface, brownface, tweed) and runs a boosted output section for 35w power. The cabinet is 1” taller to accommodate the huge transformers and features all of the standard Rift appointments such as WGS speakers, Jupiter tone caps, Switchcraft sockets and switches, handwired eyelet board, custom wound British made transformers, two-button custom footswitch, and a lifetime warranty. Graham ordered this one with a blackface preamp and WGS G12A Alnico speaker. Big, beautiful cleans with spring reverb and tremolo in a portable package.


    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 1800
    Stunning 
    Owner of SC Relics Guitars 
    www.screlics.co.uk • www.facebook.com/screlics 
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Guy’s custom ordered Tweed 20 (5E3, fixed bias, 450v B+) features a boosted power supply and fixed-bias to give the 5E3 circuit a little more authority. Stuffed full of Jupiter Yellows and loaded with a WGS G12C speaker, it’s off to Cornwall!





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    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
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    www.riftamps.co.uk
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