The PR35 is a 1960's California style valve combo from Rift Amplification. This is the ultimate amp for valve purists who value natural overdrive and vintage reverb and tremolos. Break out the sunglasses and hair wax.
Rift Amps are hand built one at a time in the heart of England. If you would like your amp in a particular colour or with a different speaker, please contact us & we’ll get in touch with Rift to see if your request is possible.
Blackface, Brownface & Tweed Circuits
Leo Fender first popularised blackface and tweed circuits in the 1950's. The former has a chimey, full frequency range that won't overdrive until higher volumes, while the latter is more unforgiving and percussive. Brownface bridges the gap between the two. This adds more midrange punch and reigns in highs. Renowned for making gorgeous tremolos.
Speaker & Cabinet
The PR35's 35w of power is best suited to studio work but can cover gigging volumes. The Warehouse G12C 1x12 speaker projects plenty of crispy drive out of the PR35's light Solid Welsh Pine enclosure. Emitting dynamic lows and loads of mid-range punch, this speaker has an articulate top-end that accurately captures the classic Cali sound.
Pine cabinets offer excellent circuitry protection. It provides an airy tone, exacerbated by the PR35's open-back design. You can mic up the cabinet from the rear to attain a more three-dimensional sound.
About Rift Amplification
Based in Brackley, England, Rift Amplification is a boutique brand that specialise in vintage-style amplifiers. Hand-wired and built with the utmost attention-to-detail, Rift faithfully recreates some of the world's most desired traditional amps from the '50 and '60s.
Originally modifying Fender amp circuits, the company now produce their tweaked designs under their own moniker. While retaining the classic styling that you know and love, Rift's time-honoured offerings have the trusted reliability you'd expect from modern valve amplifiers, and can serve as perfect workhorses for live performances or session work.
- Choice of Preamp (Blackface, Brownface, Tweed)
- Preamp valves: 1 x 12AT7, 2 x 12AX7, 1 x 7025
- Poweramp valves: 2 x 6L6
- Rectifier: 1 x GZ34
- Reverb and Bias Tremolo
- Custom Wound Transformers
- Jupiter Vintage Yellow Tone Capacitors
- Handwired circuitry
- High quality valve sockets, no rattling like the NOS ones
- Choice of speakers
- Footswitch for Reverb + Tremolo
- 17.5" x 20" x 9.5"