RK50C Richie Kotzen
Straight-up rock with reverb & tremolo
Richie Kotzen Signature Heritage 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. We 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 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 uses a traditional spring reverb tank for a more vintage-sinpired feel to the ’verb. Great clean or dirty; footswitchable on and off.
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.
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.
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.
Rk50 key features & specification
Format: Single-channel 1x12 combo
Power: High Power: 50 watts. Low power: 9 watts
Valves: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x EL34 (swappable for 6L6)
Size (mm): 600(w) x 473(h) x 253(d) including handle, feet & controls
Weight: 22.3kg / 49.1lbs
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
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 baffle and back. Richie likes them under his combos and heads.