Aynsley Lister is one of the UK’s hottest contemporary blues guitarists – many consider him to be among the best in the world. Rift Amps, based in the UK’s Midlands, are purveyors of pristine vintage-inspired valve amps, hand-built to order. It’s a tonal match made in heaven. Introducing the Rift Amplification Aynsley Lister signature combo!
‘My Sound, In a Box’
When Lister and Fantana (Rift Amps’ mastermind) began their collaboration some years ago, the brief was simple: Lister’s sound, in a box. This meant combining the beautiful crisp tones of classic British amps with expanded tonal controls for a modern edge – the best of both worlds.
Quintessential UK Sound
The resulting combo amp offers 35W of pure handwired beauty. An EL34-driven power amp delivers heaps of gutsy tone with a quintessential midrange snarl and presence. An expanded 4-band EQ, along with a buffered FX loop and footswitchable valve-driven spring reverb, makes the Rift Aynsley Lister a true blues workhorse.
Here’s what Rift Amplifications say about the Aynsley Lister Signature:
Signature ampliﬁer for British blues guitarist, Aynsley Lister. A 35w, all-valve EL34 handwired guitar ampliﬁer full of classic tone!
Developed over a period of 5 years with the design brief “my sound, in a box”. Chris Fantana (Rift) and Aynsley worked through many prototype stages searching for that sound, eventually zoning in on a quintessentially ‘British’ voiced ampliﬁer packed full of real-world features and functions, useable both on the stage and in the studio.
The ampliﬁer features a 4-band EQ section, along with Preamp Volume and Master volume controls, allowing you to dial in shimmering cleans right through to hot-rodded overdrive with that classic ‘cooking valves’ tone.
Foot-switchable valve-driven spring reverb allows the player to create the space, depth, and ambience normally associated with 60’s Californian ampliﬁers, and a series buffered FX loop situated on the rear panel allows time-domain, boost, and other modulation effects to be used in harmony.
- Controls: Preamp Volume (Push/Pull Bright Switch), Master Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence, Reverb
- Inputs: 1
- Rectiﬁcation: SS
- Output: 2 x EL34
- Preamp: 1 x 7025, 2 x ECC83, 1 x 12AY7
- Speaker: Eminence ‘The Governor’
- Speaker Outputs: 1 x 8ohm, 1x 16ohm
- FX: Series FX Loop w/Level Control and Bypass Switch
- Onboard Effects: Valve Driven Spring Reverb
- Construction: Baltic Birch Ply
- Line Voltage: 230v 50Hz, Other voltages on request
- Warranty: Lifetime to Original Owner (Excludes Certain Items)