Victory RK50C Richie Kotzen Tube Set
The Victory RK50C Richie Kotzen Tube Set consists of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 x EL34 or 6L6 power tubes in a matched pair.
This collaboration with Richie Kotzen is a rekindling of a long-standing friendship between the celebrated American rocker and Victory Amplification chief designer, Martin Kidd. There’s a huge range of gain available from the single channel, including a footswitchable boost function. A single tone pot keeps it simple, while onboard reverb and tremolo give you ambience for days. We are so proud to be behind such a brilliant and unique artist.
Richie loves the simplicity of a single-channel amp where he can ride the transition from clean to crunch to gain from the volume pot of his guitar. It works equally well with the amp’s boost engaged – an extra footswitchable valve gain stage that feels just like your favourite boost pedal. Only better…
The RK50 Combo comes with a Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speaker as standard. To our ears, the M-65 version sounds a little sweeter at low/medium volumes than the H-75 Creamback and has a ‘woodier’, slightly more classic rock-ready sound and feel with overdriven sounds.
The RK50 Combo uses a traditional spring reverb tank for a more vintage-sinpired feel to the ’verb. Great clean or dirty; footswitchable on and off.
One of the earliest guitar effects, tremolo can add anything from a subtle throb to full-on metronomic staccato rhythm. Footswitchable, of course.
Speaker damping works in the power section. Set it to ‘off’ for increased bass response and cabinet/speaker resonance. There’ll be more presence/high-end too.
The RK50 has a series effects loop should you want to run delays, reverbs or whatever else you like after the preamp section.
You can run EL34 or 6L6 power valves. They offer subtly different tonal characteristics in terms of power stage overdrive and also overall frequency response. There’s a bias range switch to get you in the right ballpark, but precise bias adjustment is also advised whenever you change power valves.
Footswitchable reverb and tremolo
Speaker damping feature
High/low power options
Series effects loop
Bias switch for EL34/6L6 output valves
External bias test points and adjustment
Cabinet constructed of pine top, bottom and sides with ply back and baffle
Single-button footswitch for boost and dual footswitch for reverb/tremolo included
Slip cover included
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