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Rift Amplification PR6 Blackface Circuit 1x12 Valve Combo

With Built-In Reverb & Tremolo

Written by

Cian Hodge

The PR6 from Rift Amplification is a boutique-style valve combo, hand-wired and based on the legendary amps of the '50s and '60s.

The Captain Meets Rift Amps Maker Chris Fantana

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.


The Rift PR6 features two inputs made to suit instruments with contrasting input levels. Input one is much like the 'low' input that you may see on similar amps, and is suited for passive low-output guitars. Input two fairs much better with hotter active pickup-loaded guitars or if you intend to use overdrive, boost or fuzz pedals.

Vintage style amps are designed to take stompboxes incredibly well even without an effects loop. Much like its Fender counterparts, the PR6 remains dynamic and responsive with pedals running through its front-end, ensuring that your playing idiosyncrasies are gloriously heard.

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 PR6's 6w of power is perfect for studio use. This is helped in part by its WGS G12Q speaker, which projects plenty of volume out of the PR6's light Solid Welsh Pine enclosure. Emitting loads of punchy vintage mojo, this speaker adds some natural breakup while remaining clear and articulate.

Pine cabinets provide an airy sound that is exacerbated by the PR6's open-back design. You can mic up the cabinet from the rear to attain a more three-dimensional sound.

About Rift Amps

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 6V6
  • Valve Rectifier: 5V4
  • Reverb and Bias Tremolo
  • Custom Wound Transformers
  • Jupiter Vintage Yellow Tone Capacitors
  • Handwired circuitry
  • High quality valve sockets, no rattling like the NOS ones
  • WGS G12Q Speaker
  • Footswitch for Reverb + Tremolo
  • 16.5" x 20" x 9.5"
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