Sure it's tiny, but do not mistake it for a toy. The Rebel-20 from Egnater is a truly professional amp head with features and sound that are anything but small. Inside you'll find 3 GrooveTubes 12AX7 ... Read More
Sure it's tiny, but do not mistake it for a toy. The Rebel-20 from Egnater is a truly professional amp head with features and sound that are anything but small. Inside you'll find 3 GrooveTubes 12AX7 preamp tubes, a pair of GrooveTubes EL84 power tubes, and a pair of GrooveTubes 6V6 power tubes. Not only do you get the signature Egnater TIGHT and BRIGHT voicing switches, you also have wide-range gain control that lets you go from bluesy clean up to roaring high-gain lead all using a single gain knob.
The Watts control lets you turn the Rebel 20's power from 20 watts to 1 watt for bandstand to bedroom volume. This guitar amp head also includes a professional-quality effects loop that doesn't "suck tone." But the coolest feature of the Egnater Rebel-20 is the TUBE MIX control—an Egnater first. With the TUBE MIX knob turned counterclockwise you get the classic American sound of the 6V6 power tubes. Set the Rebel 20's knob full clockwise to experience the more aggressive, British sound of the EL84 tubes. For the first time, you can blend the 2 types of tubes in any proportion you wish to create a truly signature sound.
Reviewed by 22 customers
First things first, I love this amp. It is one of those amps where you dont expext what comes out of it i played the other night having a problem with my pedal board. not telling anybody on the worship team, i just pluged straight in to the amp! and i got away with it playing a bunch of overdriven leads and other lines. when i told the sound engineer that i pluged straight in to the amp he was amazed and could not belive what he just heard
I bought this amp after reading reviews , I decided to buy it with matching cab, I was amazed at the amount of tone I get out of it !!! It has that tone I hear in my head that I we all try finding! I am all in on egnater amps, going to add second cab to see what it dose for tone. Go try one your self you will not be disappointed !!!
I bought a Rebel 20 new and used Egnater Tourmaster 2x12 closed back cabinet. What an awesome combination. I generate 90% of my tone from my pedal board (Menatone Blue Coller, Fulltone OCD, and Boss SD-1) - I needed an amp with versatile wattage and small enough to push the speakers at higher volumes in small venues (typical bar jobs). I went solely on the recommendation of the sales person at GTC San Marcos - and he was right on the money. I plugged in all my gear, fired it up, and in about 15 minutes had the tone I was looking for at a wide variety of volumes. I am not sure if I will miss having the reverb (outdoor gigs, etc), so I am going to pick up an Alesis Nano Verb which will nest in nicely next to the head. I have been through a few amps, but I have the feeling I just bought the one you NEVER sell!!
I love this amp. Its shocking how freakin loud a true 20 watts can get. The cleans are crystal clear and the gain really gets dirty. but its the response of the amp thats so impressive and the ability to blend the tubes is awesome. The only drawback is not having 2 channels and a footswitch. For the price of the head and once you buy a cab your 700 or 800 in, and you should definetly have those options at that price range.
I just got this amp a couple of days ago and I am impressed. I tested out a bunch of amps in guitarcenter, but this one excelled. Not only did it sound the best in my price range, it was also the most versitile. The tube mix knob is a cool feature that adds alot to the sound. The watt knob lets gives me amazing overdrive in my little bedroom. Don't be fooled by it's size though... It is easily heard over the drums and by the rest of the neighboorhood. Overall, an amazing package at a great price. Get one!
I bought a Rebel-20 and the Egnater 112X speaker cab about a month ago and have been very pleased with it so far. It sounded very good out of the box, but I did replace the preamp tubes after a couple of weeks, which made it sound even better. I put a JJ ECC83S with gold-plated pins in V2 (which really would normally be called V1 in a typical schematic), a JJ ECC83S in V1, and a JJ ECC83S with matched triodes in V3 (the phase inverter tube). I can get a variety of sounds from the Rebel-20, and there is quite a bit of clean headroom when needed. I'm kind of all over the musical map lately, with stuff like Neil Young/Crazy Horse, Chuck Berry, rockabilly, Byrds, reggae, and blues. This amp is a nice complement to my other amps (Fender Blues Junior and Vox AC4TV), though I use the Rebel-20 more than the other amps now. It also records very well. I usually mic it with a Shure SM57, and sometimes also use a Shure KSM32 for some room ambience. It also sounds nice through my Ibanez 4x12 speaker cab, though I usually prefer the Egnater 112X cab for most music. The tube mix control, while subtle, is useful. I tend to mostly play it either in the middle or full EL84. The only effects I use are a digital delay (mostly for snapback), and occasionally an octave generator, along with an Alesis compressor in the effects loop, for that Roger McGuinn sound. All in all, it's a great amp for my music at a reasonable price. If I could only keep one of my amps, it would definitely be the Rebel-20. BTW, a friend played some rockabilly on his Gibson J45 through my Rebel-20 and was blown away by it. He just wanted to try it out, and he ended up playing almost two hours (until 2 AM, he just couldn't stop playing!). If you're looking for a nice all-tube guitar amp at a decent price, check out the Rebel-20. There's no one amp that is right for everybody, but you should give this amp a try if you're in the market for an amp in its price and power range.
I bought the head and the 112 cab just a couple of days ago. For all these guitarists that are still not convinced if this a good amp: yes, all good things are true! The Effects Loop is fixed and noiseless! The sound is incredible!!! Go for it! You'll love it!
I bought this amp and the two matching 12" speaker cabinets. There may be some out there that would say this is a little pricey for a 20 watt and two 12" speakers .... but, not this proud owner of and instant classic in the amp world! The REBEL fits like a glove... a fine leather glove... in the environments where it was built to be used. There areas where it shines, first, when you take it home and turn it full clockwise the power that 20 watts can generate is truly amazing! Not only can you make it loud but the tone you generate makes you think that this is a Class A amp. Sonic beauty! When someone in the far distances of you house comes to say, "Turn it down"... well, go ahead. Park the "watts" knob mid-way on 10 watts or even 5, 2 or 1. It still sounds GREAT. Now you can sound as if you are running full throat WITHOUT HAVING TO USE AN AMP BRAKE!!! Secondly, at small venues just open it up and let it ROAR. It is THE small venue amp for its price. And moving this amp and speakers around can be done by even by a kid. Last, if you have an area that is larger than 20 watts can handle just mike this mini beast. There is one small distraction some may point one. As you turn the watts down from 20 watts the dynamic range gets progressively more compressed. This is not the amps short coming, it's just the laws of physics! However you want to put it this amp is a ROCKING AMP full of tone. In an age where finding a place to practice and not get arrested for disturbing the peace you can play at volumes with the amp pushing the tubes near max and still be on friendly sonic terms with your family, neighbors and the law...:-)
Don't know if can say anything that hasn't already been posted about this killer little head. I am running this thru a 60 Watt 2x12 Marshall 2061cx cabinet loaded with Celestion G12H reissue speakers and it sounds perfect for that 70's rock, or blues kinda thang. Also looks great because the Marshalls grille cloth matches the Egnaters grille cloth if that matters to you. Buy without fear, this head has done great in all the "shoot outs" and is a "guitar pick" from Guitar Player magazine.
Do you want an amp that makes you cry? you're lookin at it.This baby delivers every note the way it should be.From clean sustain ( at low volume)to rockin your neighbors walls. If you don't play one of these, you're missin out. I'm one of those guys that has to play everything, from soft to loud, I will never be without an egnater. Mike Seattle
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