Richie Kotzen Signature Compact Series Combo: 50 watts of straight-up rock with reverb & tremolo
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. Victory Amplification are so proud to be behind such a brilliant and unique artist.
Single Channel With Boost
Richie loves the simplicity of a single-channel amp where he can ride the transition from clean to crunch to lead 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…
Celestion G12M-65 Creamback
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 will also be more presence/high-end with speaker damping off.
Series Effects Loop
The RK50 has a series effects loop should you want to run delays, reverbs or whatever else you like after the preamp section.
6L6 or EL34 Power Valves
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.