RK50 Richie Kotzen

Straight-up rock with reverb & tremolo

Richie Kotzen Signature Compact Series Head:
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.

We are so proud to be behind such a brilliant and unique artist.

Single Channel…

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.

Digital Reverb

We've chosen a clean sounding digital reverb for the Compact Series head. Somewhere between a plate and room-style ’verb, it gives you tons of ambience.

Speaker Damping

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.

…with Footswitchable Boost

Just like stepping on your favourite full-range boost pedal, except this is another valve gain stage to take you into singing sustain.


One of the earliest guitar effects, tremolo can add anything from a subtle throb to full-on metronomic staccato rhythm. Footswitchable, of course.

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.

RK50 - Technical Spec & Info
Format:  Single-channel head
Power: High Power: 50 watts. Low power: 9 watts
Valves: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x EL34 as standard
Size (mm): 342(w) x 185(h) x 185(d) including handle, feet & controls
Weight: 8.2kg / 18.1lbs
Extra features
  • Footswitchable boost

  • Footswitchable reverb and tremolo

  • Speaker damping on/off

  • High/low power option

  • Series effects loop

  • External bias test points and adjustment

  • Skeletonised metal case with rubber handle

  • Power valves switchable to EL34

  • Padded carry bag included

  • Single-button footswitch for boost and dual footswitch for reverb/tremolo included


Recommended Cabinets


Our 1x12 closed-back wide-body cabinet is loaded with a Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speaker for great rock tones. Pine top, sides and bottom, ply back and 12-degree up-angled speaker baffle.


Our vertical 2x12 cabs come in a variety of speaker options. This one has a mix of Celestion Vintage 30 and G12H Anniversary speakers. Great with our Sheriff heads too.


RK50 Signature Combo

All the features of the RK50 head in a 1x12 combo plus spring reverb

The RK50 can be very buttery and creamy, but if you crank the tone knob you’ll also get some tight fat bass with cutting high mids and highs.
Joachim Schneiss 

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