Richie Kotzen RK5 v2 Signature Fly Rig®
Since the debut of the original RK5 in 2014, Richie’s needs have changed, both on and off the road.
Therefore, we jointly developed a version 2, to incorporate some new features and follow the same form factor as later Fly Rigs. In addition to incorporating effects, new to this version is an on/off button for the SansAmp section. Richie previously would use his RK5 both with and without the SansAmp engaged. Currently, it’s either on or off during stage shows, so he no longer needs a dedicated footswitch.
Focuses on cleaner tones within the tube amplifier sound spectrum. To dirty things up, you have the flexibility
of using the Drive control, the Boost function, or you can add overdrive from the OMG section. Or all
three. Each method achieves different tones. The all-analog SansAmp technology enables the RK5 to
run directly into mixers of recording desks and PA systems, as well as augment your existing amplifier
BOOST + Compression
Independent pre-Boost for solos, up to approx 12dB.
A COMP Switch engages old school, all-analog, FET-based technology from the ‘50s and ‘60s, which is
inherently warmer, more transparent and more musical than other methods of compression.
OMG Overdrive + Fuzz
Based upon the Richie Kotzen Signature OMG pedal, which provides a wide range of overdrive, from
clean to aggressive. You can add personality to a clean amp or use it for extra punch with a dirty amp
A FUZZ switch changes the character and attack of the overdrive to a fuzz-style tone, making it thicker
Independent footswitchable reverb with choice of large and small “room sizes.”
DELAY + Roto with Tap Tempo
Voiced for the sounds of a vintage tape echo, it features Time and Repeats controls and dedicated Tap
Tempo footswitch. A Drift control adds a random, unpredictable element to the modulation.
A ROTO switch changes the Delay function into a rotating speaker effect and the Tap Tempo then controls
the speed. It ramps up from slow to fast gradually. Drift then controls the distance of the virtual mic
to the rotating speaker. At maximum, it adds a tremolo-like effect by modulating the volume in sync with
the tonal modulation.
Chromatic Tuner, operable via the REVERB/TUNER footswitch. You simply hold the footswitch down to
engage, which simultaneously mutes the signal path.
• 1/4-inch 1megOhm input
• XLR output with ground lift
• 1/4-inch low impedance output
• Headphone button switches the 1/4” output into headphone mode
• Rugged, all-metal housing
• Metal footswitches and jacks
• Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators
• Utilizes included 9V DC Universal Power Supply: Model #DC9. “Auto-switching,” self-adjusting 100V-
240V, 200mA. Includes interchangeable international prong assemblies for EU, UK, Australia/New
Zealand for use anywhere in the world.
Manufactured by Tech 21 USA, Inc.