Okay, some good info here but forgive me, who is Brad, what is his SMS Classic preamp, and where can I find one? haha. Also, don't know much about the Rocktron power amps.tcsned wrote:Rivera's a great - I had Paul Jr. run me through a bunch of 'em at a buddy's store - very versatile and great tone. I think I liked them even better than my Boogies. Dr. Z's are also worth a look if these are in your price range. The one thing I would suggest is to think about where you're going to be using it and don't get something that is way overpowered for the spaces you're playing. If you're playing mostly at home or jamming with buddies in a basement a 100w amp is overkill. 25w is probably more than enough. If you really want the Twin sound and don't want the wattage I'd look at Brad's SMS Classic preamp. I am totally hooked on mine. Then you can get one of those Rocktron power amps and you'll be in business for a lot of volume situations and still be in the price range of a new TRRI.
Anyone know where to buy Rivera in Colorado? I did a search and couldn't locate a dealer. Gonna keep trying.