Offered for sale;

1998 Rivera Jake Studio serial number R669 8H00365J555.

This amp is in excellent condition, without issue, fully functional and cosmetically clean as photos show.

Born from the famed Rivera “R” series amps the Jake Studio is basically an upgrade of the R55-112 for studio session icon Jay Graydon (Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, Earth Wind & Fire even Chicago) The Jake sports a slightly wider cabinet and added Vintage/Modern (Triode/Pentode) switch as well as an impedance selector.

We say: “Like the R55, a high powered Deluxe Reverb lives inside the clean channel. The pièce de résistance is the slightly more aggressive “plexi” voiced distortion channel.”

Rivera says: “Known worldwide for their total flexibility, great tones and reliability, Rivera guitar amplifiers have become the choice of discriminating guitarist’s for both the studio and stage.”

Channels 1’s circuitry has been designed to closely emulate the gain structure and tonal character of modified classic British amplifiers. The Gain Boost feature on this channel, which relies on non-compressed boost, adds a degree of warmth and fullness for chunking out fat chords or solid solos.

Channel 2’s circuitry delivers the classic clean tone and headroom associated with popular American amplifier designs. At the same time, channel 2 can yield incredible sustain with the warm overdrive tone, like that generated by better Blues and Rock guitarists, Adding Ninja Boost makes it possible to achieve powerful crunch tones without the edge and harshness typical of many pedal overdrives and other “simulation” boost circuits. This channel also features a Notch control that allows you to dial-in the tone you want from ‘tweed to black’.”

The Jake is a standout for excellent channel switching versatility. The FS-7 footswitch allows you to switch between two independent and individually voiced preamp channels. It lets you add an additional Gain Boost to distortion channel 1 and Rivera’s Ninja Boost (a clean boost) to the clean channel 2. The result is four completely different tones accessible from the footswitch.

Featuring 2-EL84’s, 5-12AX7’s and a solid-state rectifier, a Celestion/Rivera G12T-85 speaker, beautiful blonde tolex and FS-7 footswitch is included.

Riveras are the most reliable amp line we’ve ever sold. They just don’t break.

The Jake Studio is Our Founder’s favorite Rivera.

Great amp! Don’t miss out on it!

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Year Condition Color Case
1998 Excellent Blonde None


Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
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