Roccaforte HG30

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Killcrop, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,102
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location:
    Motown
    This looks like it might be a cool amp. Can someone give me the scoop?
    How does it sound with EL34's? How much gain does it have? Sound good at reasonable volumes?
     
  2. xray

    xray Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    868
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Dave, I have a HG100 with a 100/50/30 watt switch and simple loop. Its a great amp with plenty of gain and a very immediate response to pick attack. The master vol. is extremely good. It loves NOS preamp tubes and pedals. I use a sparkle drive, OCD Zendrive and various rangemaster type treble boosters with this thing with awesome results.
     
  3. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

    Messages:
    6,120
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002




    With EL34's you get a bit more power and headroom.
    More compressed with the 6V6 tubes. Same amount of gain as the HG100's. Sounds great turned down low.
    Doug
     
  4. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

    Messages:
    6,120
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002

    Can you tell me what the OCD Zendrive is like?
    Man, I'm so behind on pedals these days.
     
  5. Ed Alvarado

    Ed Alvarado Member

    Messages:
    1,902
    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    So Cal
    Hey Doug how ya been? The OCD and Zendrive are two different pedals. Zendrive is a low gain OD with a Voice control that changes the midrange content, some people say it does a Dumble thing but I don't have a clue about that. The OCD is Fulltone pedal with more gain than the ZD and quite transparent.
     
  6. Fretmaster

    Fretmaster Member

    Messages:
    2,176
    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Location:
    Maryland

    As you should be. The reason I have loved all the Roccaforte amps I've owned is I never needed pedals to all the tone I wanted. Guitar....chord...amp...speakers. That ALL that's needed with your amps Doug.:BEER
     
  7. Fretmaster

    Fretmaster Member

    Messages:
    2,176
    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Location:
    Maryland
    this is one of the coolest amps I've played for high gain. IMHO.. it's the best ulternative on earth for getting that legendary HG100 tone BUT at a volume anyone can truly use. This amp sounds GREAT at realistic volume levels. I loved it with both 6V6's and EL34's. I acutally preferred the 6V6's because they made the amp sound and feel even thicker at home practice volumes. GREAT AMP!!:dude
     
  8. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

    Messages:
    6,120
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002



    I understand, but the record project I'm doing does require some nasty tones, but I'm not using pedals on all the tracks.
    We'll have more content and soundbytes up soon;
    http://www.TheBlackOrchids.com
     
  9. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

    Messages:
    6,120
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002



    I'll have to try them. Hows the custom amp doing?
     
  10. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,102
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location:
    Motown
    Doug, when are you going to have some C30 and HG30 clips posted up?
     
  11. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    17,114
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    Upstairs, L.A.
    To me, there's not really any virtue in the guitar-cord-amp thing. I mean, if it works, cool, but ultimately it's about making music and however you get there is all that matters.

    One of the things I've always loved about Doug's amps was how incredibly well they take any pedal that you throw at them. Total pedal sluts.
    I love using pedals with amps--more variety. It's like having as many other "channels" as you've got room for :).
     
  12. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,102
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location:
    Motown
    Any clips out there of the Custom 30 or HG30?
     
  13. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

    Messages:
    6,120
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002




    As soon as I have one here long enough to record it!
     
  14. Randy

    Randy Member

    Messages:
    3,885
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    How is the HG18 coming along? How does it compare gain wise and tonally to the HG100 and HG30?
     
  15. spikeRI

    spikeRI Supporting Member

    Messages:
    726
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2002
    Location:
    Tejas
    HG 18:drool details, details...........and please say its going in a small box
     
  16. Randy

    Randy Member

    Messages:
    3,885
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    I'm not positive but I think Doug said it's actually a 50 watt amp and has mondo gain compared to the HG100 and HG30.
     
  17. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

    Messages:
    6,120
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002



    The HG18 is 25watts.
     
  18. Rock Fella

    Rock Fella Member

    Messages:
    2,568
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2003
    Location:
    Ards, Northern Ireland
    doug

    a clip of your HG is something id most like to hear dude.im sittin here listening to Leon`s clip of cause we ended as lovers using the custom 80 and im so impressed with those tones, must be a cracking amp.

    Jimmy
     
  19. Randy

    Randy Member

    Messages:
    3,885
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    Is it 50 watts when running EL34's then? It was this post on HC which made me think it was a 50 watter ;




    Doug..could you make an over the top JCM 800 type amp , 50 watts.
    but more of a metal type voiceing.??

    where the saturation starts earlier.??
    ( with a master ) or maybe two..where they can casscade into each other.??

    I was listening to the new 18 watt Bogner sound samples and I was really blown away from the tones with it..but its only 18 watts..

    I already build it, its a new high gain model called the HG18,
    however, its not 18watts. The OD go's way beyond the HG100,
    and HG30. I have one sitting here now, 50watts. Doug

    ummmm... pricing?

    <drool>

    so the [SIZE=+1]hg18[/SIZE] is a 50 watt high gainer correct?

    i was lookig at that model but thought at 18w is would lose the low end. if its 50w, that wouldnt be an issue.

    all i want is a quality 50w hi gain single channel head with a loop.

    -Erik

    It comes stock with a pair of JJ 6V6 tubes (30watts),
    but with EL34's its 50.
    2200.00, loop included. Doug
     
  20. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

    Messages:
    6,120
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002






    Thats correct, with EL34's its 50watts, with 6V6 its 25watts.
     

Share This Page