Orange Rockerverb MkIII Guitar Amplifier Head (50 Watts)

This feature-laden, spring reverb-loaded Rockerverb gives you more control over headroom, with output power options and footswitchable attenuator controls.
The Rockerverb 50 MKIII head combines over a decade of user feedback with numerous improvements to the design. In a first for the Rockerverb Series, the MKIIIs include selectable output power options to manipulate headroom and volume. This 50 Watt version switches down to 25W in half power mode, whilst the mains transformers have also been upgraded better low end response and articulation. The MKIII also features the same footswitchable attenuator that has been so popular with users of the Thunderverb and Dual Dark Series amps.

The Clean channel has been revoiced on the new MKIIIs for a more 'chimey' response. The clean side now has even greater headroom than previous models, whilst still retaining the warmth and vintage character of a non-master volume design. Also, the valve driven spring reverb now has a more extensive range with a brighter trail. Add to this a host of other hidden refinements and you have the finest sounding and most feature-laden Rockerverb to date.

Highly Versatile Twin Channel Design

The original Rockerverb gained a cult following on account of its iconic high gain tones. The MKIIIs of course continue this tradition, but these amps are immensely flexible. The Dirty channel goes anywhere from classic British crunch to the very heaviest modern genres, and always maintains outstanding clarity. The non-master volume Clean channel has been re-engineered to take on a more 'sparkly' and 'crisp' nature but with greater control through a revoiced two read more band EQ section. The MKIIIs have even greater headroom and volume in full power mode should you need it, but this can now be manipulated with the amp's output power and Attenuator controls.

Footswitchable Valve Driven Spring Reverb

Driven by a pair of 12AT7/Ecc81 valves and a custom transformer, the spring reverb circuit in the MKIII has undergone significant upgrades. It is Orange's richest sounding spring reverb design to date, with a more intuitive and usable sweep, ranging from subtle 'air' to full-on surf.

Footswitchable Attenuator Control

Output stage saturation at 'conversation volumes'. The Attenuator circuit is located after the master volume controls and determines when and how the amp distorts after the preamp stage. This means the overall volume level can be reduced, whilst keeping control over the amp's output clipping characteristics. Unlike a loadbox, this design ensures the all-important relationship between the output transformer and the speaker remains intact, so even at very low volumes the amp remains springy and responsive. Turning the Attenuator control clockwise reduces the overall output level (i.e. increases the attenuation), which can be remotely defeated via a footswitch for a volume boost on either channel for lead lines.

Switchable Output Power

Switching the amp's output power allows for more control over the headroom and breakup from the output valves. Reduce the output for greater output valve clipping and saturation at lower volume levels. The Rockerverb 50 MKIII features a 'half power' mode which drops the plate voltage on the output valves, reducing the output power to 25 Watts.

Valve Buffered FX Loop

For the purist who loves their pedals, this highly transparent effects loop is buffered by a single 12AT7/Ecc81, ensuring an all-valve signal path from input to output.

Features:

- Twin channel Class A/B guitar amp head
- Footswitchable valve driven reverb
- Valve buffered effects loop
- Footswitchable attenuator
- Selectable output wattage

For well over 10 years, the Orange Rockerverb Series has demonstrated that a workhorse amp can be a master of all trades. The original Rockerverb was actually Orange's first ever 'high gain' amplifier, with a unique voice that quickly became a firm favorite amongst the heavy crowd. However, its supreme versatility and dependability meant the series has been a mainstay for touring artists and session aces, both on the road and in the studio.
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- Top Panel (Right to Left): Input, Clean Channel: Volume, Bass, Treble. Dirty Channel: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble. Reverb, Attenuator. Clean/Dirty selector, Full/Standby/Half Power, Mains switch
- Finish Options: Orange or Black basket weave vinyl
- Output Power: 50 Watts: Full Power / 25 Watts: Half Power
- Speakers Outputs: 116 Ohm or 1 x 8 Ohm or 2 x 16 Ohm
- Valves: Preamp: 4 x ECC83/12AX7 & 2 x ECC81/12AT7. Power Amp: 2 x EL34
- Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D): 21.65 x 10.63 x 11.02" (55 x 27 x 28cm)
- Unboxed Weight: 45.75lb. (20.75kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 51 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 16 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RK50H MKIII BLK
Orange
Shipping Weight: 51 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 16 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RK50H MKIII
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 404-303-8196
(1 ratings)
Submitted April 9, 2016 by Casey C in columbia, SC
"Brilliant!"
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This amp is easily the best sound you can get. Turn the knobs any way you want them and it will be fantastic. I have everything set a 12:00 and it wails. THANK YOU zZOUNDS for allowing me to pay later or I would not have been able to have this beast. 50 watts is the way to go. I bought a ppc 2x12 to complete the set (Closed Back). I can not believe my ears!!! I have a Line6 dt-50 rig with a marshall 4x12 cabinet that I a/b'd with, thinking I would use them together. I had the Line6 on for about fifteen minutes and just turned it off.
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