Orange rockerverb 50 review...

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  1. sovtekking

    sovtekking Member

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    well, i got my rockerverb 50 in today and I love it. 4-6v6 power section is the coolest thing about it, but that reverb is amazing. For once, I have found an amp that I think I like the clean channel more than the drive channel on. The drive is that great raunchy black crowes-ish drive that I love so this one will be mine for a while. the Hi-Lo damping switch isnt a big difference until the higher volumes (1/3 up or so), but it makes a big difference there. All in all, super cool amp with great tones and at a list of about 1599 or whatever it is...it isnt completely breaking the bank for the next year(haha).
     
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Supporting Member

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    Lots of guys love that amp around here...I think Leon C is one of them, and he's a heckuva player with very good ears.
     
  3. AbstractLunatic

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    Orange tube amps sound amazing! They sell at list price though...

    Worth it?
     
  4. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks Les!

    Yup. Love my Rockerverb. Unique sound, excellent features, decent price (though not cheap). One of the most satisfying amps I've owned.
     
  5. ericb

    ericb Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep those were my favorite clips tonewise of Leon's too

    ERIC
     
  6. Tag

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    Im a believer as well. One of the best sounding channel switchers (or amp)I have ever played. Totally unique and refreshing sound. Playing one is like drinking an ice cold glass of fresh squeezed Orange juice! :)
     
  7. soulohio

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    will the rockerverb 50 nail the tone that Heart got on "magic man"? I am sure everybody has seen that video clip of Heart over in Europe somewhere with a solid backline of Orange amps!!! I wonder what model those were?
     
  8. brent

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    I really like my mine, and I'm not a channel switcher/ultra gain player

    It's a unique but excellent tone, surprisingly responsive for as much gain as it has. The clean channel is pretty close to perfectly warm, a great not quite tweed not quite blackface character with gobs of headroom
     
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    I do not have one! I have been thinking about it for a long time, but have been strong. Lol! I played one at Lark Street music, and it was killer!
     
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    the main part of that Magic Man tone Roger Fisher got was a OD his brother made for him, completely overloaded the input of a JMP with his strat

    In the states, live it was a wall of musicman heads driving weirdly shaped white speaker cabs
     
  11. Legend

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    Where did you get this from? Orange does not require dealers to sell at list price. If the dealers near you are selling them at list, that's their choice. I did not buy my Rockerverb at list price, that is for sure.
     
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    I tried a Rockerverb 30 1x12 and really didn't rate it. I thought it lacked depth... Maybe wasn't doing the right things with it, but...
     
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    i am really curious about the rocker 100

    supposedly it has a new transformer and can accept various tube types!:dude
     
  14. sovtekking

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    the store i work at just got the line and they don't require you to sell at list, but the the store cost is pretty high on these. sort of like a 1200$ amp will have a store cost of about 8-900$ or so...so selling at list is suggested by the cost ratio, but not a required thing. we discount them about 10% off of list depending on the amp and everything, whereas everything else usually goes for at most 30% and sometimes lower than 40% off. thanks
     
  15. AbstractLunatic

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    Where do you work?
     
  16. AbstractLunatic

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    Seriously...

    Where can I get this deal?
     
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    I heard that also..from True Tone in Santa Monica, CA.

    They said Orange requires dealers to sell for list, and that in order to enforce it, customers making warranty claims need to show their receipts in order ... the customer will get service regardless, but orange will be able to verify the dealer was compliant.
     
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    That is price fixing and it is illegal.
     
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    not in the US. Tonne of companies do it there. Here in Canada it happens but they can't "cut you off"...they just tell you everything is backordered.
     
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    +3. I loved the hard rock rhythm and lead tones of that Rocca 80.
     

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