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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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Fireguy840211/19/2011

Fireguy8402's review"AWESOME TWO CHANNEL AMP"

Egnater Rebel-30
The Egnater Rebel 30 is the answer from Bruce Egnater when customers wanted more from their Rebel 20s. The Rebel 30 still has the tube mix knob that allows you to blend between all 6V6 tubes or all EL84 and everywhere in between. 12AX7s are in the preamp. This amp is a two channel head that has a variable wattage control on each channel letting you crank from 1 watt to 30 watts on each channel. The clean channel has volume, bass, and treble, while the overdrive channel adds a middle and gain knob. Both channels have Egnaters signature “Tight” and “Bright” switches. The Tight switch tightens up the bottom end of the amp and the Bright adds extra sparkle to the high end. There are individual reverb controls on each channel with a spillover feature which is footswitchable. A buffered effects loop is included for use with outboard effects. Egnater also added a line/xlr out for silent recording or live use without needing to mic the cab.

UTILIZATION

This amp is lightweight and easy to transport. It’s hard to find an amp with low wattage with this many features and to have it actually sound great too is just unbelievable. The amp is covered in two tone tolex which looks very classy and the knobs and switches are sturdy. It’s a well built amp and it looks great. The XLR out is very handy in a gig situation where stage volume can be an issue. This amp actually lets you get the sound from the head and take it straight to the board without the need of a cab being hooked up. This is a first for a tube amp as far as I know because most, if not all, other tube amps need a speaker load or damage will occur to the head, not this amp. This allows you to get those cranked tube amp tones without blowing the windows out of small clubs. You may not think 30 watts is much power but this amp is very loud, with a 412 cabinet it can get unbearably loud. The wattage control on each channel doesn’t change the volume much, think of it more like a clean headroom control.

SOUNDS

The clean channel on this amp is to die for. I’ve never had an amp that sounded this great clean. You can get Fender sounds or Vox tones depending on how you set the tube mix knob, or mix the two for a hybrid sound. The distortion on this head is very British sounding, though the tube mix knob isn’t as effective on this channel. Definitely more Marshall sounding than Mesa Boogie. Having a 30 watt head you can really get those power tubes cooking and get those fat saturated tones without blasting away. The reverb, though digital, sounds very lush and warm. To have two great channels in one head is just amazing, usually one channel is considerably lacking. If I had to chose which channel is the worst, I’d have to go with the dirty channel. Not because it is lacking, but because the clean channel is just so good. It takes a little more tweaking to get the dirty sound right.

OVERALL OPINION

The Egnater Rebel 30 is great amp all around. It is way louder than I expected it to be, but also sounds way bigger than it’s size would make you expect. The tone of the amp can only be met by the portability and the great features of this amp. I didn’t know tones this great could come out of a package so small. I’ve played this through the Rebel 112 cab, Avatar 2 12 cabs, and Marshall 412 cabs and it sounds great through all of them. (The Rebel 112 cab’s original speaker seemed a bit stiff so I replaced it with a 25 watt Greenback and it’s much better ) The price is a bit steep, but you are getting something that sounds great and hopefully will last a long time. I’ve only had mine for a few months, but other than a tube change every now and again I don’t see anything obvious that would worry me about failure. Egnater also throws in a padded gig bag for the amp to keep that sweet two tone tolex looking brand new gig after gig. Nice touch Egnater.
iamqman07/27/2011

iamqman's review"Curbe your boredom "

Egnater Rebel-30
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 litle 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.

UTILIZATION


Variable wattage control from 1W to 30W on each channel
Tube Mix blends 6V6 and EL84 power tubes
Clean channel: volume, bass, treble
Overdrive channel: volume, gain, bass, middle, treble
Tight and bright voicing switches on each channel
Individual reverb level for each channel with "spillover"
Footswitch for channel select and reverb on/off
Buffered effects loop
Balanced XLR/1/4" Cabinet voiced line/recording output
Speaker mute mode for Silent Recording
100V / 115V / 230V voltage selector

Power output: 30W maximum into 4, 8, or 16 ohms
Master TUBE MIX
Silent mode with direct record out
Buffered effects loop
4/8/16-ohm impedance selector switch
International voltage selector
Rebel-30 1x12 speaker - One Egnater Elite 80
Rebel-30 2x12 speakers - One Egnater Elite 80 and One Celestion Vintage 30
Clean channel:
volume, treble, and bass
Tight and Bright switches
1-30W control
Reverb level with "spillover"
Overdrive channel:
gain, treble, middle, bass, and volume
Tight and Bright switches
1-30W control
Reverb level with "spillover"
Tubes: 5 - 12AX7, 2 EL84, 2 - 6V6
Dimensions: 17"W x 8-1/2"H x 10-3/4"D
Weight: 23 lb.



SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

You can fin these amp head new right at around $749, 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.
mrfux7007/27/2014

mrfux70's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love"

Egnater Rebel-30
For it was all over the net, then a keyboards ;-)

UTILIZATION

Personally, we find the sound to his repertoire.
Blues, reggea, pop, rock, hard rock ..... for the rest be a distortion. After when buying this kind of amp is not for metal .... lol
The switch brigth so its perfect, I love this vintage side.

SOUNDS

it agree my style (multi), these settings are very important not like other brand or application What are some switch.
The sounds can be very clear fenderiens (to give an example) but more can Distant san if we do not try this brigth side .... but lower.
The OD channel must know the master, I read compress, vintage too so yeah it depends. A shot brigth bass is mounted affine the middle plays with gain and master and off. By exdemple for fans od style, or TS9 keeley Db2, well I happen to these sounds, what do I have eliminated a lot of the pedal stroke. No sudden change in my od and my channel. Or also in the style Plexitone which allows me to boost my carl martin plexiton just with my od, or otherwise ..... I personally love

OVERALL OPINION

I for 3 years, I couple with a 212XX Tourmaster and it is a treat, even if desfois my 410 deville entrenchment in these I miss, but it I must think a jensen 410 firm as the head will .
A word ;-)
Solid sunset04/22/2014

Solid sunset's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good in a not too modern register"

Egnater Rebel-30
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UTILIZATION

It is very easy to tinker with his sound but two things will disturb the user:
the mix of power tubes and knob "power"

In the first case we must remember that the color of the amp is more power in the preamp. It goes by Fender Marshall by turning a knob. A good volume (mid stroke) switch the 6V6 to EL84 you will feel the difference in addition to the volume subtly tint your sound. U.S. rather in one case and in the other british.

DNAS the second case is also in the subtlety. There is no power Brake. it is a given to give more or less diet amp volume. Less Diet (1 W) = crunch faster its less tense, less compressed, more flexible and "spongy" system 30 watt = the opposite ...

Again you can hear at least from mid race volume knobs.

To make it simple: you take a box. You can go 60km / h in first, second or third. you will note in passing the difference in terms of driving, recovery, family etc ...

SOUNDS

Not a lot of headroom (30 watts huh ..) but a very nice clean sound in spite of everything: it's beautiful, it's hot A mention for the reverb it sounds a little tad cramped!.

saturated, it stops at classic rock, for me it's not going to Hard. I think the grain and fat and a little compressed. It's not Marshall.ça has personality.

OVERALL OPINION

I used about 4 months. I'm never satisfied and I opted for a JCM depuis.J 'in fond memories. Good matériel.il worth the price.
vinz11503/24/2013

vinz115's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A little big amp!"

Egnater Rebel-30
All feature are easy to find I spend this chapter.

I justify my good score because I find the features of this amp quite unique practices. Format I are talking so much power that it has size strictly speaking are still very good points as this amp can follow you in the studio, again, on stage (with or without sound) at home in a room short the perfect companion.

UTILIZATION

All sounds are good!

The race offers a beautiful knobs wealth of possibility, but no adjustment is not got music.

The few original features of the Rebel 30 is the possibility to adjust the channel power output stage from 1 to 30 watts, and the possibility to choose between 6V6 or EL84 or any mixture of the two and the 2 swicth channel "bright" & "tight" are more subtle or blatant TRUE it is simply delicious! Opening a world of sonic possibilities.

Note that those who criticize the possibility of lowering the power of 1 to 30 or those who do not hear the difference between the lamps, I humbly suggest you read the instructions Bruce Egnater explains everything there is to know the above . But everything works fine and walk successfully with these features are those in any gadgets!

Another small addition to the Rebel and the three switch that allows to switch on the mode "silent record" and it works incredibly well! I pull on a mixer and monitor zoom and frankly it is stunning. I confirm that the sound is taken after the power stage so it keeps all the sonic potential. In practice I can play at night with the lights pushed correctly.

SOUNDS

Channel 1 is wonderful!

it can be crystalline, as it can be warm. I do not compare with a Fender or a JTM45. But for me it is the happiness bar!
It eats pedals with great success, and headroom is more than enough to cover a battery without getting dirty ...

Channel 2
Again this is happiness, the race is great gain, we share a beautiful and clean at the end is the heavy rock without worry.
With EMG 81/60 clings records that metal but the philosophy of this channel is very rock for my taste, with a boost pedal anything is possible, I personally have not bought this amp for high gain but my TS9 password very well to spice it up!

OVERALL OPINION

I've tested a lot of things with this amp (pedals, cabinet).

He eats pedals like a chef!
It goes very well on the speakers that I have glued (412 G12K100, 412V30, 212 Budda Phat) respecting the character and well HP and guitars.
It is versatile and powerful enough to play in 98% of the conditions faced by the majority of guitarists.
Prices and qualities that are .... I'll wait for a little backwards to give my opinion but regarding cosmetic rendering it seems well made. It blows a bit on channel 1 on the 2. I personally do not find it alarming.
geolegx5909/22/2011

geolegx59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent and beyond!"

Egnater Rebel-30
All lamps (5 12AX7, 2 EL34, 6V6 2), 2 channels (clean and gain), effects loop, reverb independent channel, channel and reverb footswitch, mix EL34/6V6, 30 watts maximum (the center position mix), XLR connectors for recording but also to play through headphones via a mixer (set to "silent record" cut the cabinet in favor of the XLR). Comes with a reinforced bag.

UTILIZATION

Simple configuration, the action of each button or switch its influence effectively, providing a rich palette of choices, good sound immediately, excellent sound in a short time, the eternal dilemma between EL34 and 6V6 is solved by using the button mix (either one or the other, a subtle mix of both). Add to this the switches "tight" and "bright".

SOUNDS

I plug the bomb in the cabinet Egnater 112X, I use a disto AMT Du Hast, a Boss DD3 delay, it swallows everything without any problems. The natural sound of the channel is clear of purity, depth, of extraordinary brilliance. My guitars: Fender Start single coil US, Musicman Luke II.

OVERALL OPINION

I believe that this is my last amp purchase, I am so amazed.
The whole head + cabinet cost me a whopping € 1170 (large budget anyway, for an amateur and family man, ha ha), but it is the obvious, that feeling is growing day by day refining the settings. The exhausting quest for a just ended, at last!