Rift Amplification launches Aynsley Lister signature amp

This 35-watter is voiced for classic British tones.

Rift Amplication Aynsley Lister signature split head cab
The Aynsley Lister signature amp in head/cab configuration

Rift Amplification has teamed up with British blues guitarist Aynsley Lister on a signature amp. This 35-watt, all-tube unit features classic British voicing, and comes in three formats: a head, a 1×12” combo and a 2×12” combo. Matching extension cabinets are also available.

The amp’s sound underwent five years of development, resulting in a voicing that the brand claims is “quintessentially British”. Its tone is shaped by two EL34 power tubes and four preamp tubes, including a 7025, a 12AY7 and two ECC83s.

Rift Amplification Aynsley Lister amp combo
The Aynsley Lister signature amp in combo configuration

The combos and extension cabinets are complemented by Eminence Governor speakers, which are spec’ed for tight low-end, smooth midrange and sparkling top-end – perfect for Southern rock or blues.

In the control department, you’ll find a four-band EQ section as well as a preamp volume and master volume. These will allow you to dial in a variety of tones, from sparkling cleans to hot rod-style overdrive with what the brand describes as a ‘cooking valves’ character.

More depth is provided by the amp’s footswitchable, tube-driven spring reverb, inspired by ’60s Californian amps. Round the back, there’s also a series-arranged buffered FX loop that caters for time-based and modulation effects.

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The Aynsley Lister signature amp is available at these prices:

  • Head alone: £2,599
  • 1×12″ extension cab: £799
  • 2×12″ extension cab: £799
  • 1×12″ combo: £2,799
  • 2×12″ combo: £2,999

More info at riftamps.com.

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