Orange Rocker 30
Orange Rocker 30

Rocker 30, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Orange in the Rocker 30 series.

yoTrakkz 11/08/2011

Orange Rocker 30 : yoTrakkz's user review

« pretty solid »

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I have played guitar for several years, and haven't been impressed with digital effects and modeling until now. I decided to try the Orange Amp Rocker 30 out at guitar center one day and was amazed at the wide tonal spectrum available. I think it's important to note I believe this amp sounds better than any multi-effects processor I have heard (old or modern) because from input to speaker everything is designed to go together which I believe maximizes the final tone of this unit no matter the model or preset. The presets based on songs from the 50's through modern day sound great, and offer a great starting point to create your own tone, or to practice those particular songs.


Programming the unit is very easy as is adjusting the presets. This amp gets very loud, I haven't had it past about 1/3 and that was more than enough for me to worry about neighbors in adjacent houses being bothered.


There are a few bugs that bother me though . One, certain presets sound almost the same no matter which pickup combination you use or where your guitar's volume or tone is set, but then some react the way you would expect from a regular amp. Also the built in noise gate is a good feature, but sometimes reduces your sustain. Compared to a tube amp (which I own several) this amp comes awfully close to the tone (especially the fender-esq tones), but is a little tighter and edgier sounding (which is more apparent with the more gain used) – however it is still acceptable no matter what. Also the flange effect really isn’t that good, but that seems to be the only one.


Overall I believe this amp influences my creativity because I can go from Rolling Stones to Metallica to Guns and Roses with the push of a footswitch button (programmed in the order I want). Check out line 6's website for the possible sounds then go try it out for yourself, you won't regret it