Egnater Rebel 30-112 : iamqman's user review
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Egnater is one of those companies that has quickly climbed into one of the top positions of the amplifier building world. Their amps are highly sought after primarily due to there modules and small wattage amps. People have gone crazy over these modules in recent years and for good reason, they are very versatile and fantastic sounding. They have also done a spectacular job at designing small combo or head amp that are low wattage and excellently priced.
This a great voiced amp for rock and pop music. This amp has a mix of 6v6 an El84 power similar to a simul-class of a Mesa Boogie amp when they mix El34's with 6L6 power tubes. This allows the amp to bloom a little bit more in the over feel. This amp is also a recording engineer's delight. You have an optional recording simulation speaker output for going to direct into a recording session or a live PA system for gigging. This is basically the same amp as the head but just in a combo version.
Number of Channels 2
Speakers 1 x 12"
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
Amp Modeling No
Number of Models No Amp Models
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6, 2 x EL84
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Speaker), 1 x XLR (DI)
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Weight 43 lbs.
The ton of this amp is top notch. You have a nice silky smooth clean channel ad then on top of that you have a rock roll voiced distortion channel. Both channels have a perfect balance and blend between them and really operate on their own. This isn't an amp that does one thing well while the other suffers.
The clean is a nicely voicing channel. Is has an optional reverb for that nice room filling effect and you have two individual tight and bright switches. This react to the power section by making the amp brighten up for a more top end clean tone or tightening it up for a more classic Fender clean tone that is more bottom heavy and blues oriented. The distortion channel has the exact same switches and reverb. You can have reverb on one channel and take it off for the other channel. The gain is a nice thick fat gain that makes you feel good playing it.
You can fin these amp head new right at around $899, which is a great price for a well built 30 watt multiple channel amplifier. This is a great amp for small gigs in clubs and a great amp for recording with. You get that optional recording output that helps in silent playing as well. So this is a great buy for many reasons.