Orange Rocker 30H
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Orange Rocker 30H

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

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 13 reviews )
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King Loudness10/31/2011

King Loudness's review"Cool British amp"

Orange Rocker 30H
The Orange Rocker 30 is a great sounding all tube head in that classic tradition of simple and stripped down British fury. It delivers 30 watts of power and features two channels. The clean channel features simply a volume control, and the dirty channel features gain and volume controls. The amp has a basic shared EQ featuring bass, middle and treble controls, and it is run by a single pair of EL34 tubes in the power section. No effects loop, no reverb, just a pure and simple, stripped down British tone.

UTILIZATION

Dialing in this amp for a good sound is not too difficult. I find the EQ controls to be less responsive than I might like at certain times, but that's how many British voiced amps are for me... they don't have the defined parameters of low, midrange and high. It is almost as though this amp has a more narrow focus to the EQ, which isn't for everyone, but it does help in getting that more nasally classic British type of tone.

SOUNDS

I've tried this amp through various guitars and it's certainly got that aggressive British bark to it. The clean channel is decent, though there is not a lot of control with just a volume knob. It is the type of gritty clean that you might use for blues or rock stuff over more pristine textures. The drive tones have a great classic voice that excels for everything from Thin Lizzy to Paul Gilbert, great British fury that packs a serious punch. It's not the most versatile or dynamic drive sound, but the sort of crazy attack that it does, it does well. It's got a pretty loose vibe overall, very typical Brit rock tone.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the Orange Rocker 30 head is a decent buy for the cash. They ran about $1,400 new which is a decent price for a great sounding British made tube head. The lack of reverb/effects loop might turn off players, as might the stripped down control layout, but overall it works very well for that simple yet effective application of rock n' roll.
iamqman07/12/2011

iamqman's review"Black Fruit"

Orange Rocker 30H
This is Orange's vintage or classic series amplifier. It is two channel but shared EQ which is different than the class A amp they have such as the AD series. This amp does have a pre amp tube distortion, but minimal so you have to crank up the volume to get the break up. This is going to be more like the ways of old. Much like a Marshall JTM45 or a Plexi you have to get most of your grind from the power section of the amp. So this is not going to be a high gain amp, but will lend itself to the classic rock crowd of old school amplifiers.

This is the same amp as the orange Orange Rocker 30 but just in a custom black tolex covering. This looks very sharp when you see it up close. I actually like this over the orange tolex.

These amps have been discontinued and I believe replaced with the TH series amp from Orange. So finding one on the used market is the only way to get your hands on one of these amps.

UTILIZATION

Power 30 watts
Channel Configuration Natural / Dirty
Footswitch Function Channel
Preamp Tubes 3 X 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 X EL34
Weight I don't know... Soon.
Natural Channel Controls Volume
Dirty Channel Controls Gain / Volume
Bass / Middle / Treble

SOUNDS

When you crank up the gain its get s natural distortion similar to a Vox Ac30. It has a unique sustain that I only hear from the Vox amps but this one has it as well. This is great amp for the classic rock tone. It has a singing sustain that makes playing guitar so much fun and enjoyable.

You need to crank the volume up more on this amp to get the sustain you need for gigging. The Gain control knob does add a great sustain and drive but I feel the volume is the most important part of the dialing in a great tone from this amp.

Put a Les Paul in front of this amp and you will be cranking out Jimmy Paige riffs all day long. I'm not sure but I think I saw him use this amp or maybe the Rocker 50 or 100 when on stage with the Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium a couple years back. It has a great tone to it that I don't think sounds like a Marshall. The flavor of the British distortion and tone is there but is tastes much different than a Marshall or a Hiwatt

OVERALL OPINION

There is no upcharge for the black tolex. Just a nice feature from the good people at Orange. This is a great sounding amplifier. Anyone who gets a chance or opportunity to play this amp will be impressed. The tone is outstanding and couple that with a nice delay pedal and you be good to go.

I recommend this amp to anyone looking for a vintage but classic sounding amplifier. They are a little harder to find now that they are discontinued. So the used market is the only way to go now.
iamqman03/30/2011

iamqman's review"Vintage Classic"

Orange Rocker 30H
This is Orange's vintage or classic series amplifier. It is two channel but shared EQ which is different than the class A amp they have such as the AD series. This amp does have a pre amp tube distortion, but minimal so you have to crank up the volume to get the break up. This is going to be more like the ways of old. Much like a Marshall JTM45 or a Plexi you have to get most of your grind from the power section of the amp. So this is not going to be a high gain amp, but will lend itself to the classic rock crowd of old school amplifiers.

These amps have been discontinued and I believe replaced with the TH series amp from Orange. So finding one on the used market is the only way to get your hands on one of these amps.

UTILIZATION

This is not a class A. It will also not have a tube rectifier in it either. The power tubes are military spec El34. These sound almost identical to El34 and will get that volume empowered distortion breakup found in amps from the 60's. So you will have to turn it up pretty loud to get nice grind to it.

Specifications

* Power 30 watts -
* Channel Configuration Natural / Dirty
* Footswitch Function Channel
* Preamp Tubes 3 X 12AX7
* Power Tubes 2 X 6CA7
* Natural Channel Controls Volume
* Dirty Channel Controls Gain / Volume / Bass / Middle / Treble


SOUNDS

When you crank up the gain its get s natural distortion similar to a Vox Ac30. It has a unique sustain that I only hear from the Vox amps but this one has it as well. This is great amp for the classic rock tone. It has a singing sustain that makes playing guitar so much fun and enjoyable.

You need to crank the volume up more on this amp to get the sustain you need for gigging. The Gain control knob does add a great sustain and drive but I feel the volume is the most important part of the dialing in a great tone from this amp.

Put a Les Paul in front of this amp and you will be cranking out Jimmy Paige riffs all day long. I'm not sure but I think I saw him use this amp or maybe the Rocker 50 or 100 when on stage with the Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium a couple years back. It has a great tone to it that I don't think sounds like a Marshall. The flavor of the British distortion and tone is there but is tastes much different than a Marshall or a Hiwatt

OVERALL OPINION

This is a great sounding amplifier. Anyone who gets a chance or opportunity to play this amp will be impressed. The tone is outstanding and couple that with a nice delay pedal and you be good to go.

I recommend this amp to anyone looking for a vintage but classic sounding amplifier. They are a little harder to find now that they are discontinued. So the used market is the only way to go now.
phraseland02/02/2009

phraseland's review

Orange Rocker 30H
This is an all tube 30 Watt top - British!
This amp doesn't have a spring reverb (as compared to the rockerverb) and is very simple. A few adjustments is all you need to rock!
Construction is top!

UTILIZATION

These amps are very straight forwared. You have two channels and most settings give you something to work with.
No manual is really needed...

SOUNDS

Orange amps sound british and dirty. This is amp is totally useless if you are looking for a clean sound. If you need crunch and lead-gain then this amp is the one to look into! It possesses a lot of character… you really need to like the sound. But if you do then you’re in for a treat! It’s totally straight fortward and lacks a reverb – but makes it up having a lot of attitude! It sounds a bit more mid range than the bigger Orange Amps.

OVERALL OPINION

As I said – if you’re looking for Fender clean sound then you’re on the wrong path. The same goes for guitarists who are looking for high gain sounds. But if you like the dirty, British sound then you’re in for a treat! This amp is lound, juicy and has a lot of punch. The construction is very rugged and the casing is unbeatable. This model is not equipped with a spring reverb and has a bit less gain and volume. If you need more balls then go for the rockerverb 50.
Teen Minded02/12/2013

Teen Minded's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Orange to fly ..."

Orange Rocker 30H
Head 30 watts RMS Class A
2 x EL34 power and 3 ECC83 / 12AX7 preamp in
Cranberries 2: Natural & Dirty
Section "Dirty": Volume / Bass / Middle / Treble / Gain
Section "Natural" and Volume is
HP Output 16 ohms or 8 ohms twice
Footswitch not included, so - 2 points.
Solid construction.
However, failure of this amp, which is also its quality is its simplicity: no reverb, no effects chain.
Amp a bit expensive to purchase new, made in England, is no longer manufactured today has been replaced by the Thunder 30, made in China.

UTILIZATION

A guitar amp easy to use? Orange did. This amp is a "plug & play", in French "branch & play". The sounds are very good quality, even with the EQ settings in 12hrs. I use it with my two guitars, namely a Rickenbacker 620 and a Charvel San Dimas Style 2 2H (see my opinion on these two instruments if interested). He respects very much the sound identity of these two guitars that sound both in different ways. It is plugged into a sealed box of the same brand PPC212.
Against by not believing that 30 watts is not much. We did more than enough to go deaf.
Use Macro mode the apartment is complicated but possible. Explanations in "Dirty" to get a nice overdrive sound on this kind of amp should turn up the gain, but also the volume to enjoy the natural saturation of the power tubes, otherwise, if we not merely up the gain, not the volume that is what will happen: it will sound very fuzz, and volume knob not even one. Just one touch volume, boom! The downstairs neighbor who knocks on your floor with its brushes. To play big sound, this is what I did: EQ set at leisure, and gain volume 3. It has a nice clear sound, which we add a distortion effect using a Line6 POD preamp (for example), and adjust the overall volume with the preamp Line 6. It was indeed a good practice that this amp is equipped with an integrated aténuateur as its big brothers Thunderverb & Rockerverb. It will thus able to enjoy the full potential "saturax" of the amp without the workaround described above.
In repeated use or concerts, or if you do not have neighbors, of course, the problem does not arise.
So I take two points Grifondor. Uh no sorry, my amp, for lack of aténuateur or master volume.

SOUNDS

Sounds. If everyone had the same tastes, there will not many manufacturers. So here is my opinion:
Channel "Natural" with a single volume knob on your guitar will directly lamps powers, no equalization possible. This channel restitura wonderfully (for good or ill, it will be used by the guitar) the sound of your favorite guitar. It does very well with my Rickenbacker, a little less with my Charvel.
Channel "Dirty" my favorite! the big saturated genre Converge (by pushing it with my Ricken ') through Oasis & Dropkick Murphy's or good doom / stoner / sludge, it should however be not to play the death or other black-métalleries Scandinavian (which I love, by the way), because of its architecture amplificative "so british", and therefore necessarily very rich in medium / medium low. It sounds very hate dug, gender bass & treble thoroughly midle to zeros. Finally, he hates when I write, it will not break nor make him vomit his lamps and HP of the caisson, do not worry, but it does not Sonera terrible.

OVERALL OPINION

I had a long desire to sell through an ad on this site, but I finally kept, as it sounds good, and fear of regret, no longer being manufactured, and its starting to climb coast .
Amp endearing, not perfect, but which compensates for the weaknesses sound quality it broadcasts.
In short, if you find one, buy it, or steal, make your own!
Which to fly, to fly, to fly the Orange Rocker 30???
jerem's02/06/2011

jerem's's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A future best seller power"

Orange Rocker 30H
After more than a year and a half years, I had to make him a notice to its height as it is now produced to date ...
So:
30W all-tube cathode bias (true class A but it's not the debate)
3 ECC83 (Chinese original on mine is a little way to the Made in England at this price) in preamp
2 EL34 (JJ original, good what) power
2 channels (Natural and Dirty)
At the rear, a footswitch input, an output 16 and two 8 Ohms, no loop no reverb (not the philosophy of the beast, it's plug and play with the old!)
1 input jack on the front, switch On-Off Stand-By and to change the channel when it was not the footswitch (not included, yes it is shameful)

I put -1 for the stingy side of Orange and -1 for a little reverb would have been nice at this price (even if the sound is already without top and that when he was made the reverb Orange was not good press ...)

UTILIZATION

Ultra simple config, had no manual with no need.
Lovers of death, trash and other barbarities dug, go your way!
This amp is located halfway between AD30 series (very typical vintage) and series Rockerverb (typed more modern and capable high-gain). We could call it a vintage-modern to use a name dear to Marshall, I find it even more vintage and modern (rock and hard rock 70's to 90's to large).
This amp is deemed to recall the sounds of Marshall JCM800 type (some even cite the plexi) with a key unique to Orange.
I can not judge, knowing that these amps from what I hear on albums, but it seems to me that it actually approaches it is true (for the JCM 800 at least)
Natural channel has only volume, the higher you go the more one approaches the saturation of the EL34 can give little crunch following the attack (warning, when crunch is that it sounds very much! !).
This channel faithfully respects the guitar plugged in and play, it is very round and warm, it is still quite bright when it mounts the volume. In short it sounds nickel.
Dirty channel with master volume, gain and 3 band EQ rather effective.
It's simple, it always sounds so nice whatever the settings (even if he likes a bit pushed mids and non-dug).
Note that I use at home mitigated with a hotplate at 16 ohms THD (which complies with the sound in passing) because it's really hard to death as amp (mostly dirty).


SOUNDS

I play on a closed cabinet PPC212 brand (one of the best if not the best market 2 * 12) with 2 home and V30 I plugged my Fender Start U.S. Big Apple (limited edition equipped home 2 double split-Seymour) with an ash body.

Natural channel:
As stated above, the sound delivered is very, very round, warm and can be + or - depending on the shiny guitars and when pushed to the limit of the crunch. 13h crunch to it in volume with HB, 14-15h with singles and many many respects the attack, a very good dynamic.
Can suit me as well to jazz, funk etc. following the guitars plugged.
Its only drawback is that it sounds really weaker than the dirty channel though comfortable enough in my opinion for group play (not tested in my case).
To really have the volume, you have to get the edge clean-crunch (I tried several lights inside, and each time they stay the same, so is the design of the amp in my opinion, unless I have a problem over which I have never noticed more than a year, but I'd be surprised!)

Dirty channel:
there, you wake the beast!
Until 11-12pm at winning, you have a clean cruncher that if you mount the master (saturation of EL34) and will also depend on your attacks, microphones etc.. We find the color of the Natural with the benefit that can result in a 3-band EQ.
From 12-13h to the gain, starts at more cruncher with Franco and HB 13h results in a big crunch very dynamic, which remind a little rhythmic style ACDC. Rock-Blues @ home what.
Over 13h until 15h and gain, it wakes up the cavalry and then the sound takes another dimension (the volume increases dramatically and you need to lower the master around 10 grand max, because that's where it gets hard balance with the Natural if you need a clean and a saturation in the same title). This is where is all the juice from the amp in my opinion. The big crunch OD-up of the most satus Couillu can bring you to the good old hard rock.
Then mount the gain was not in my interest if it is getting more compression and a fuzzy side (which may appeal to some).
Finally, we must remember that all sounds are really nice and usable, effective for correcting the EQ the guitar plugged along. The sound is better with mediums not dug a little and even boosted the treble volume pot acting somewhat in the manner of a knob according to the presence of scratches you metterez (less mids for me with a guitar rather brilliant snapping, maybe more with a darker style guitar LP-SG guitars and mahogany).
The channel adapts well to HB or simple mics (I have a preference for double with), and it appears that the P90 sounded the death over ...

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it for over a year and a half, and I think I never resell so I love the sound.
I have owned just before, as the first all-tube, of Mesa Express series (5:25 to 5:50 ET 12 "I've had trouble with ...) and it is for me the day and night and upgrade its quality.
So thank you to my salesman made me try this head because I do not regret it.
I do it again without hesitation that choice, because in nine 1500euros head PPC212 + + footswitch and cable, I have made a good deal for a store purchase.
I would put that 9 / 10 mainly because of the imbalance in volume between the two channels, otherwise it would be 10/10.
Note that this amp is no longer manufactured since mid 2010 and was replaced by the series Thunder30 (EL84, more modern sound with more gain possible, made in asia and not in England ...), which has nothing to So with this show and Rocker does not have the same audience I think (I mean, good for me because I have one !!!). This amp is very logical in my future bestseller power ...
So if you have the opportunity to nab a used one (before prices do not climb too ...), go for it, you will, I think, not disappointed.
hen10/18/2009

hen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange Rocker 30H
All Tube Amp.
3 x ECC83 and 2 EL34 (JJ)
ultra simple connectivity:
A-channel selector
16Ohm-1out 8ohms and 2 outputs for HP (8ohm outputs can be used separately)
The power used is 30W, but the sound power output varies between 98 and 100db
The clean is natural, we have the pure sound of the guitar.
The equalizer has a dirty 3bandes.
This head is to amplify the no frills, no effect that are useless. We direct the sound.

UTILIZATION

Very simple configuration.
No man, not need.
The sound is always good no matter what the setting. It's an amp in the vein of the first amps scratched with a clean crunch that has high volume (beautifully). Regardless of the setting of the dirty sound is good to very good. That's what I'm looking for her since ... The sound of rock, perfectly plain that renders the guitar and play

SOUNDS

I play Rock, blues, funk (a little) and it's really perfect. The sound is typed but he who loves is a dream (logic).
SG Standard with the natural sound starts cruncher to 7-8 ahead with just about the volume and tone background. Just down the volume on the guitar to limit the crunch. I took the 30W because I find that a restitution fine and slamming her with powerful double coil, the 50W I find too strong with too much body (but of course this advice is purely personal and the 50W sounds great ) for the sound I want.
I added a pedal BOOST home LPB1 the EH and overdrive before. Both pedals can boost the sound for solos or to gain more (or less). So we go from two to four channels see 6. Here we see the quality of restite of the amp and the fineness of its distillation.
I plug a speaker OUR 2x12XL mounted V30 and it is the dream.

OVERALL OPINION

I tried everything I could find (tube) and I played on Mashall. But here nothing to do with this amp I found my sound. I use it for 1 month and the guys in the group were unanimous that sounds the death! We really gain sound quality.
This choice I would do without hesitation.
romain1933007/16/2009

romain19330's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange Rocker 30H
30 Watt All Tube (adpote!!) Class A
16 Ohm output HP and 2 outputs 8 Ohm, between a footswitch.

2 Channels: natural and dirty


UTILIZATION

Config ultra simple, the manual and I do not not need it!
The sound is fast trs on natural channel as there is only one volume.
The dirty is very simple rgler it always sounds simple!


SOUNDS

As the name suggests it is built for rock (not the mtal).
I feared the lack of effects loop, but this amp actually does not need effects!
I mount with two clestion G12T-100 and is nickel!
Point ngatif some foutage of mouth from Orange Moreover it is that the footswitch does not come with grrrrr!



OVERALL OPINION

I possde the amp this morning ... lol
I tried the Hot Rod, Laney's, but my choice of ENGL's port on the Orange!
Report qualitprix right OCCAZ has purchased 700
BluesBiker02/14/2009

BluesBiker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange Rocker 30H
For specifications, see below.
I added: construction absolutely perfect and flawless finish.
-2 For the lack of reverb and loop, though, as personal, it does not bother me.
I negotiated with the footswitch gratos buying the tête.C is true that it is a bit shabby from Orange do not provide it automatically.

UTILIZATION

Configuration very simple, just that it's happiness.
We get the sound at all.
I describe below.

SOUNDS

CABINET: ORANGE PPC 212
GUITARS: Fender Telecaster Baja, Gibson Nighthawk.
- The clear channel: called "natural", and equalizer cause.Pas which distorts the signal, just a simple volume.Avec the sound is warm, punchy, perfectly balanced fréquences.C is less crystalline than Fender, less loaded with bass, rounder, may be less rewarding to play alone in his corner, but much better in a mix.
He faithfully transcribed the sound of guitars and microphones, which feels much better all nuances.Il does nothing to forgive a bad stove, but magnifies the good.
With TV, the channel starts cruncher at 3 / 4 of volume.C is already very strong!
Because of its design, this channel agrees very well all types of pedals disto.On even say it is for ça.Là also the grain of the pedal is fully respected.
I tested among others with a Blackstar HT Dual: great!
- The channel distortion: called "dirty", it goes from light (yes!) To hard seventies.
We find all the features of its Orange, between Marshall and Vox ... It's hot, hot even, dynamic, somewhat compressed, with that inimitable grain that makes the magic of "British sound". Less aggressive, less fit inside the Tiny Terror, I semble.L equalization is effective, allowing her to sculpt her mesure.Même on notice that the clean channel: the receiver is fully compliant with the guitar and not his n'uniformise .. J 'get it very different results depending on the used microphones or guitars.
That fans are assured of the time: provided you use an analog delay, stay wise on the rate of time and number of repetitions and not to force the volume of the effect, so good.
In short, its level in the category of vintage, it's flawless.

OVERALL OPINION

Truly a superb ampli.Il obviously need to associate a cabinet that is not the "weak link" and a guitar to fully respects hauteur.Il guitar and guitar and does not, but then not at all easy in the bluff .
Just like a Telecaster, it is tamed, is "working" and will delight those who think the sound is also a matter of technique and fingers.
While it is not cheap, but gives much.
I did not have all the amps in the world (8080.8100 H Marshall, JCM900, JCM2000, MusicMan RP112, Tiny Terror), but it's the best I've ever had.
And associated with the baffle, which look!
mikeness01/05/2009

mikeness's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange Rocker 30H
Head tube amp
30 watts Class A
1 guitar input, 1 output 16 HP and 2 HP ohms 8 ohms
clear channel selector / saturated gain control, 3-band EQ for channel saturated only a master volume / channel

UTILIZATION

A simple amp head, with the bare minimum in terms of connections. No effects loop, no reverb ... old-what.
The sound is very typical "British", very nice, the 3-band EQ does its job without changing radically the sound: it acts more on the overall color rendering.
This is the Panard, it sounds now. No need to struggle for hours to get the sound with what I can swich loupiote selection of pre-amplification, adjustment of stroke, pre-gain, post-gain blah blah, like a well-known brand of 'across the Atlantic.

SOUNDS

While there, to be honest, it's everyone's tastes. Do not underestimate the posted 30 watts, it sounds very strong. For the record, know that 30, 50 or 100 watts on your amp craneusement displayed reflect only that will consume your amp running. Big power displayed does not mean big powerful sound. Sound power is measured in decibels.
As mentioned earlier, we get with this amp, in saturated mode, only one sound: very medium, enough (see very) nearby Marshallesque sounds, but without the side screaming that they can have with a bit more bass and lower midrange. The bass sound terrible, the highs are there too. This is ideal for the big rock (AC / DC, G'NR), the heavy going carefree to the extent that you are not looking for metal tones present, the blues is at home too.
As for the clean channel, you must know that the only adjustment available is the volume. Indeed, your guitar will not go through the preamp circuit or officiate lamps pre-amp and EQ. In short, the clear sound that you will be that of your guitar, and point. You may also like me to color a little thing, you put in its full, and decrease the volume of your guitar pickups. They were like this before, remember ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use this amp for two years, no worries, the construction is very solid. I play in a punk rock band on Gibson (SG Classic, Les Paul Goldtop '57 reissue Les Paul Custom Alpine and White), I recorded an album, toured with this machine, and no worries. I highly recommend the purchase, after testing of course.