RK100 Richie Kotzen
CUSTOM LIMITED EDITION
Following the great success of the Compact and Heritage Series RK50 models, we've teamed up with Richie Kotzen again for this very special run of amps.
Richie approached us in 2018 with a request for a no-holds-barred 100-watt amp for touring that evoked the sounds and feel of the classic, late-1960s British rock heads, but with a few usability tweaks and – of course – Martin Kidd's unmistakeable sonic stamp. They have since graced stages all over the world, giving voice to Richie's incredible touch and expressive playing style.
Alongside his own heads, we have built 20 identical limited edition amps for sale, complete with a signed number panel by Richie himself. These are they…
Instead of a traditional four-input, two-channel design, the RK100 has a single input and a switch that enables you to use the channels either independently, or mixed together. If you want it really sparkly, the bright channel also has an additional pull bright function
The days of cranking a 100-watt valve head to high volumes regularly are all but gone, but there's still so much to enjoy in the headroom and response of a big power section. And if you want gain at lower volumes… just use the master!
Classic, three-band passive EQ to dial in the tone, response and gain character that suits you best. In addition, the global presence control can be used for a final tweak to suit your particular playing environment
The RK100 has a series effects loop should you want to run delay, reverb or whatever time-based effects that work best after the preamp gain. You can also switch the loop out of the circuit if you don't want to use it
You can attenuate the RK100 down to 30 watts using the low-power mode. It enables the power section to get into overdrive at lower volumes for a more compressed dynamic response with different feel characteristics
The RK100 can use either EL34 or 6L6 power valves. There is a global bias range switch on the inside top chassis, then you can test and adjust the precise bias externally, safely and quickly
There will be 20 RK100 amps in this limited edition, each individually numbered and signed by Richie Kotzen.
GBP£1999 plus shipping
Please note import duty may apply outside UK/EU
100-watt all-valve guitar amplifier head
100 watts full power / 30 watts low power
Power amp: 4 x EL34/6L6
Preamp: 3 x 12AX7/ECC83
Custom wound and designed in-house
480(w) x 235(h) x 235mm(d) inc. handle, feet & controls
12.5kg / 27.5lbs
Two mixable channels, Bright and Normal
Additional pull bright on the Bright channel
- Classic 3-band EQ
Series effects loop
High and low power modes (100w/30w)
Can use EL34 or 6L6 valves (bias switch inside)
External bias test and adjustment points for output valves