« BLack and Orange »Published on 10/29/11 at 16:25
This amp has a sweet chewy gain distortion that is very inviting to play. The clean channel is also equally as amazing. It is pristine and chimey with a big dose of sparkle. Both channels has a great use in a live setting as well as being in the recording studio.
Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII Features
* 50 Watts of pristine guitar audio
* Four ECC83 preamp valves and Two EL34 output valves
* Transparent, enhanced valve FX loop with
* Two ECC81 valves for Reverb and FX loop
* Improved reverb tone with unmatched quality sound
* Bass, Middle and Treble EQ controls for each Channel
* Footswitchable reverb control
* FX Send and Return, Output value select and Failure fuse
I prefer the distortion channel a lot for its thick gain that sustains and is very easy to play. Some times amps can be to tight of too sloppy on the bottom end but I find that this amp has the perfect blend of tightness with the added chewier thick distortion that gets a little looser.
There interesting thing about this amp is that it doesn't have a presences control knob. I thoughts that is interesting because Marshal does have those and you would think an amp that claims to slay the Marshall would have that feature. Either way this is a great amp for some good clean vintage tones and some nice grind distortion.
At new these amps come in at around $ 2100, which isn't bad for this amp. It is a great sounding boutique amp quality 50 watt amp. I would recommend this to a classic rock player you likes the voicing of a classic rock amplifier and needs some modern features. These are great amps for the money and their tone is worth the price of admission.