The Egnater Rebel-30 112 Tube Combo Amp offers 30W of all-tube sonic power from 2-channels. The Rebel-30 amp features Egnater's unique TUBE MIX knob, giving you access to an incredible variety of ton... Read More
The Egnater Rebel-30 112 Tube Combo Amp offers 30W of all-tube sonic power from 2-channels. The Rebel-30 amp features Egnater's unique TUBE MIX knob, giving you access to an incredible variety of tones, from American to British and all points in between. Channel 1 delivers rich cleans with controls for volume, treble and bass. Channel 2 dishes out powerful, touch-responsive overdrive with treble, middle and bass EQ, as well as a wide-range gain knob that takes you from growl to scream. Both channels feature Egnater's signature BRIGHT and TIGHT switches and each channel has its own WATTS knob so you can access both low-wattage crunch and serious clean headroom, or any combination you choose.
The Egnater Rebel-30 tube amp's specially designed and easily accessible back panel holds more welcome surprises such as independent reverb controls for each channel and a tone-preserving series effects loop. A speaker-emulated line out lets you go directly to the board live or in the studio. Set the standby switch to Silent Record for great direct-recorded tones that spare both your ears and your neighbors'. The Egnater Rebel-30 amp's easy-access chassis makes swapping tubes quick and painless. Egnater includes a dual-function footswitch with the Rebel-30 112 30W Tube Combo Amp for channel selection and reverb on/off.
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Most Liked Positive Review
This is perfection!!!!
I traded my marshall jcm2000 tsl 602 combo for an egnater rebel 30. All I can say is that it was well worth the trade. I've been playing for 20 years, currently playing...Read complete review
I traded my marshall jcm2000 tsl 602 combo for an egnater rebel 30. All I can say is that it was well worth the trade. I've been playing for 20 years, currently playing a modded hwy1 tele w/ dimarzio chopper t and area t pups. I play motown, funk, classic rock, blues, metal, and some jazz. This is the amp for me, this is the tone that I've been chasing for 12 years or so.... The Rebel 30 is so versatile - it gives me the best of three worlds - VOX, Fender, and Marshall tones by virtue of having EL 84 and 6v6 power tubes and 4 12ax7 pre amp tubes. However it's TONE blows the above amp makers out of the water. It is very musical and responsive. It is small and portable but very capable of getting LOUD!!! This beats having a two (or more) amp setup with a/b boxes. This thing is an engineering marvel!!! I've gotten tones ranging from fat yet brilliant jazz/motown clean tones, accoustic-like compressed clean tones, Ritchie Kotzen's clean and OD tones (i.e. motherhead's family reunion), classic rock crunch (Free, Zepellin, Boston), high gain metal distortion (if the wattage is set low and gain set high on OD channel), Linconln Brewster's OD tone, Blues Saraceno's fat and tight lead tone, Hendrix's clean and fuzz tones (tube mix set more towards 6v6), and I can go on all day.... = ) Best of all, it's very responsive to my tele's volume pot. i can control the amount of gain in the od channel using my guitar's volume pot - especially when using the neck pickup. This amp is well worth the money. After 12 years of searching, I have finally found the perfect amp - great tone, versatile, portable, and built like a tank. Bruce Egnater - you are a good man. Thanks for this amp. I'm happy to be part of your family - your family rocks!!!
Most Liked Negative Review
Great sound, but...
First off, I will say I loved the sound of the gain channel. I liked the clean channel, however if you crawl the web you will find those who speak of a persistent...Read complete review
First off, I will say I loved the sound of the gain channel. I liked the clean channel, however if you crawl the web you will find those who speak of a persistent hiss. And it's there, on all of them. Even with the volume on both your guitar and the amp turned down. It's evidently that way be design. For those who say it's just tube amps, I have a Mesa Express and a Carvin X100 that don't do this. I think this wouldn't have been an issue if there had been variable gain on both channels, and the response I got when I inquired about this seems to confirm it. It sounds like if you turn the gain all the way up and the master low on the gain channel. Not earth shattering, but if you are playing quiet it's annoying. I really wanted to like this amp. But I went through 3 of them in a little over a month, and it wasn't just bad tubes except for the first one. With the second two, I swapped out both preamp and power tubes with no resolution. So at that stage I was looking at either swapping it out or service. However there is no service center here in town so you are down to shipping it out. So before you take the plunge you may want to check on service availability. Aside from that, there are other issues. Two of the ones I had rattled uncontrollably after a while and I had to go through adjusting things like the amp handles and the preamp tube covers to quiet it down. In addition, if you use the direct out, all the models made until recently evidently have a resistor missing that will cause it to stop working after a certain point. So again, check for availability of a service tech. Or make sure there is an exchange policy so if it goes belly up in a week you can swap it. I don't often recommend purchase/performance plans, but if you are buying this amp I would go for this to be on the safe side. Support-wise, I guess they are OK - not exemplary like some of the kudos suggest. My experience is that if it isn't something they can fix by sending you some tubes then you should adjust your expectations accordingly. In terms of actual service rendered I'm not sure the results were always there. But they WERE nice enough and they did appear to try at least fifty percent of the time. So if effort counts more than results I guess you could give them a pass. They are probably better than Line 6. All in all, a marginal thumbs down on this amp from me. Again, not on overall sound (because I loved that, even the hissy clean channel), but I'm not convinced that in terms of quality/QA they are any better than buying a Behringer. I swapped it for a Mesa Express 5/25 and no regrets. It's more expensive and a little harder to dial in my sound, but it is a better constructed and more tonally flexible amp so in the end it was worth it.
Reviewed by 26 customers
In a lot of ways this is the perfect amp for me. The clean and dirty tones are awesome, it's relatively small and lightweight for the volume it produces, it has a convenient direct out I can use when I record at home at night, etc etc. Only drawback is that I've had to replace a tube or two and a fuse within the first 3 months of owning it. Otherwise I love the thing.
I've had the rebel amp for about 2 years now. I use is with a vintage Fender Strat and a new Telecaster. The amp sounds great and is very powerful. Great clean channel for rythem sounds as I play mostly R&B and funk. The lead channel is strong as well. I move the amp a fair amount between gigs and storage and it has been sensitive. The input jack broke twice, tubes became loose, 1 actually fell out. Had to replace the tubes. Then I lost alot of power on a recent gig, making the amp almost unplayable live. I contacted Egnator and after a few 'try this' tips, they sent me to a semi-local repair shop since the amp was still under warranty. It was determined a board needed to be replaced and Egnator agreed to send out a new board ASAP. That was 4 weeks ago and I nor the repair shop can get any response from Egnator. They have 1 guy who response to service calls and if he's unavailable your SOL. Great sounding amp, but you better have a backup if it breaksdown becasue Egnator service is not good!!
Like others I bought the amp because of it's amazing sound and many options for customizing. Sadly, the amp I got had several of the quality control production defects mentioned by others: Channel 2 cutout, end cap on the lift strap not properly affixed. Also, the "Bright" switch on Channel one causes a loud pop or double pop every time it's turned on or off (none of the other switches do). Add to that difficulties raising someone at Egnater to help me and slow response once I did, and I'm a month into owning the amp and I've only used it to ID problems that came with it. If I don't get some joy from Egnater ASAP it's going back to Guitar Center. The amp line sounds so good I'll risk an exchange in hopes of getting one that works properly. If you have the time to fool around doing this sort of time-wasting to get a product that works, the tone of the amp is certainly good.
I bought a Rebel 30 Combo because I thought the tone was going to be close to "it" for what I wanted. Unfortunately, I have no way to evaluate the tone. All my time with a brand new amp has been spent dealing w/problems in its construction and their customer service/support. My experiences with service/support have been uninspiring at best so far. This was supposed to be a high-end boutique amp w/great tone. What I got was an amp that sounds great for about 60-180 seconds. Then the volume goes spastic, the tone becomes muddy and muffled, and the touch sensitivity goes crazy - you could get anything from muffled quiet tone to excessively loud noise, all at the same settings w/the same playing. After a month of time spent trying to reach Egnater support, ID'ing the problem (probably preamp tubes or circuit are bad), and waiting for a response (replacement tubes that still haven't arrived) I'm about ready to give up on the company and their product. Life's too short to waste on this nonsense. The preamp problems weren't the only ones. The amp arrived w/a "bright" switch that causes loud static pops every time it is thrown (the other switches are quiet). Also, the end cap on the lifting strap was never properly affixed (it buzzed like a mad locust the moment I played anything lower than a note on the G). All of these QC problems are on an amp with a "tested by" sticker. Really? Tested how, and by whom? Did the tester think this was acceptable quality? All of the problems should have been exposed by about 5 minutes of simple testing that could have been routinely done by following a checklist. The Egnater support page promises 24-48 hr turnaround for problems you submit using their website form. Yeah. Sure. It's been over a week and I've yet to hear back. It's been a week since they promised to ship out replacement preamp tubes under warranty. No email; no phone call; no package. No support! If you're willing to risk getting an amp that has all sorts of problems, to spend a month to fart around w/Egnater and their product support, to not spend any time potentially enjoying the amp, and STILL not have a working amp to show for it, this could be the right one for you. If you want something that is reliable so you can spend your time playing, might want to look elsewhere. Buying from Egnater seems to be a roll of the dice right now.
I bought my Egnater rebel 30 1x12 two years ago. I love the sound of it because it's so versatile.The green channel can give you jazzy clean tones to rock and roll crunch. The red channel goes anywhere from a plexi to cranked jcm 800. The tube selection is also great for getting the right sound you want. The el84's really give you that extra push in volume and crunch like a marshall would and 6l6s really smooth things out. My main issue with it though is reliability. The tubes that the amp comes with should be changed right away. Mine had to be changed right after I bought it. The handle on top vibrates when you play and someetimes you can hear the tubes in the power section vibrate. 2 years later I am having anohter problem and I am not sure what it is. If i could I would probably by something from a more trusted name such as marshall, orange, vox, or mesa boogie. I think after a few more years on the market egnater's products will have exceptional reliability, but for now I'm not satisfied with the inconsistency.
Gave up on the Rebel 30 after returning my third one. Guitar Center was very gracious about the returns. Egnater got involved as well, which I appreciated. First one made loud intermittent explosive pops. Second one was completely distorted. Third one was buzzy and hissy. Disappointed!
First the good. Tone is amazing and you can really dial into a wide variety of styles. Probably the best amp I've heard in 20 years of playing. It has all the options you need in an amp with plenty of punch. Now the bad. After one week of playing on it, channel 2 started to cut out while playing. I needed to power off and back on to get the sound back. Also, the metal handle brackets got loose and vibrated....really annoying! So I exchanged it with no questions asked (thx GC). Got my second one a week ago and this one really has an annoying hiss on the clean channel that seems to get worse as I play ( guitar straight into the amp...no effects). I will be returning the amp tomorrow for a refund. After doing months of research on this amp, I am disappointed on the outcome. I really wanted this to be my last amp, but I just can't rely on it for the long haul.
I've been playing for 30 years and finally found an amp that I can just plug into and sound amazing. I still have a Marshall JVM 205 but as we all know its always going to sound like a Marshall, thats great but its limiting. The Rebel 30 is so versatile and the adjustments, brite, tight, tube selector and wattage make subtle variations in the tone not extreme changes like other amps. I traded in my Marshall Haze 40 combo for this and my only regret is I should have done it long ago. I play both a Strat and a Les Paul and they each sound like the amp was made for them. the sustain sings and with the wattage dialed back the compression has a sponginess to the sound and feel its like nothing else Ive ever played. The gain is more than anyone but a Metal head will need. Its sound ideal for me at about 2 'o'clock. It cleans up great if you roll the volume back on the guitar..... I use the built in reverb and maybe a little delay thats it. The amp sounds too good on its own you wont even want to add any other sound altering pedals. Cant imagine anyone who buys this amp wouldnt be thrilled unless like I said earlier your "sleaves" are made of ink, you have more than a dozen pearcings, you only play in drop "D" tuning and all your songs have the word "death" in them..................otherwise go get one!
I bought this amp about 1 month ago and have used it consistently for a weekly church gig, an oldies band, and various rehearsals. The key things that sold me on this amp were the rich tone and compact size. When I first started shopping around for a tube amp the Egnater Rebel series kept popping up with various users who were very happy with them. I was looking for a lower wattage tube amp that was easy to carry around, and offered some flexibility on the tones. I finally "test drove" the Rebel 30 myself and ended up playing through it for almost an hour and a half at the GC demo room. They nearly had to pull me away from it with a cattle prod :-) I really like the variable wattage control and tube mix feature for finding just the right amount of grit and compression from the power tubes. I use this a lot in the clean channel expecially. This allows you to get some really great tones for rock-a-billy, blues, country, surf, etc. The amp is very touch-sensitive overall, which makes it really fun to play with a guitar that can bring out that side of it. Strats and P-90 equipped guitars just come alive through this thing. 335's also sound very sweet with this. I bought the 1x12 extension with it and it really helps to make the amp sound bigger. I use the combo alone for quieter gigs (church, etc), and add the 1x12 extension when I need more volume or need to fill up a larger room. So far, it's been a very reliable amp. I'm having a lot of fun with it.
We did our 1st gig saturday with this amp. I can not believe how well it cuts thru even with a large crowed. I kept it at 15 watts and all I can say is my 1/2 stack is now retired. you will love this amp. PS you can get rid of all those pedals too. just a lead boost is all I used all night. Great Tones, Great Cleans, Great Crunch, Great amp!!!
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