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Current Minimum Lead Times:

Amplifiers - 18
Pedals - 3-4 Weeks

Last Updated - 28th November 2023

*excl Aynsley Lister Signature, call/e-mail to confirm



Due to exceptional demand for our products and worldwide supply chain delays, the lead times quoted above are the absolute earliest you might receive your order. They are neither guaranteed nor intended to be anything other than a rough guide of the expected wait time to receive your Rift Amplification product.


Rift Amplification is the trading name of Centre Tap Electronics Ltd

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The Blackhawk - HEAD

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Product Details

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the simple amplifiers, where the player can explore

the full-range of tones on offer with ease and without complication.

The Blackhawk, featuring a two-band EQ, Pre-amp and Master Volumes, and a Cut control, offers just that. Plug into the single input and fill the room or stage with glorious, full-bodied singing British tone that can be shaped and sculptured to work with your guitar and FX pedals

The Blackhawk features:

• A 36-watt 4xEL84 power section inspired by the British Invasion sound of the 60s

• A specifically tuned master volume circuit to produce rich, harmonic overdrive at any
volume level, working alongside a unique ‘Cut’ control to help shape Post-PI treble frequencies.

• Available as a 1x12 combo or head/cab configuration and loaded with a WGS Blackhawk

Alnico speaker, a conveniently named driver offering pristine top end, tight mids, and just
the right amount of warmth and bottom end.

• A GZ34 rectifier tube designed to offer responsive, dynamic response.

• Hand-wired eyelet board construction assembled in Brackley, UK utilising custom-wound
transformers and hand-selected, premium components


  • Preamp valves: 1 x 7025, 2 x 12AX7
  • Poweramp valves: 4 x EL84
  • Valve Rectifier: 1 x GZ34
  • Custom Wound Transformers
  • Handwired circuitry
  • WGS Blackhawk Speaker
  • Head - 15kgs
  • 1x12" Ext Cab - 16kgs
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