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Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black, Beige

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The 30W Egnater Rebel-30 Tube Amp Head is a descendant of the award-winning Rebel-20 guitar amp head with a refined level of flexibility and tone-shaping power.

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Overview

The 30W Egnater Rebel-30 Tube Amp Head is a descendant of the award-winning Rebel-20 guitar amp head with a refined level of flexibility and tone-shaping power.

This all-tube 2-channel head 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, mid, and bass EQ, as well as a wide-range gain knob that takes you from growl to scream.

Both amp channels offer 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 Rebel-30 amp head'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 Egnater Rebel-30 Amp's standby switch to Silent Record for great direct-recorded tones that spare both your ears and your neighbor's. And the Egnater easy-access chassis makes swapping amp tubes quick and painless.

Features
  • 30W all-tube head
  • Variable wattage control from 1W to 30W on each channel
  • Tube Mix blends 6V6 and EL84 power tubes
  • Clean channel: volume, bass, treble
  • Overdrive channel: volume, gain, bass, middle, treble
  • Tight and bright voicing switches on each channel
  • Individual reverb level for each channel with "spillover"
  • Footswitch for channel select and reverb on/off
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Balanced XLR/1/4" Cabinet voiced line/recording output
  • Speaker mute mode for Silent Recording
Specifications
  • Power output: 30W maximum into 4, 8, or 16 ohms
  • Master TUBE MIX
  • Silent mode with direct record out
  • Buffered effects loop
  • 4/8/16-ohm impedance selector switch
  • International voltage selector
  • Rebel-30 1x12 speaker - One Egnater Elite 80
  • Rebel-30 2x12 speakers - One Egnater Elite 80 and One Celestion Vintage 30
  • Clean channel:
  • volume, treble, and bass
  • Tight and Bright switches
  • 1-30W control
  • Reverb level with "spillover"
  • Overdrive channel:
  • gain, treble, middle, bass, and volume
  • Tight and Bright switches
  • 1-30W control
  • Reverb level with "spillover"
  • Tubes: 5 - 12AX7, 2 EL84, 2 - 6V6
  • Dimensions: 17"W x 8-1/2"H x 10-3/4"D
  • Weight: 23 lb.
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4.5

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A Versatile Tone Machine

This amp like the Rebel 20 is a virtual tone machine with a few extras that the Rebel 20 does not have.....A clean channel which is a must and reverb that adds...Read complete review

This amp like the Rebel 20 is a virtual tone machine with a few extras that the Rebel 20 does not have.....A clean channel which is a must and reverb that adds much in the tone shaping capabilities. I played many other amps that are available within the Rebel 30 class including the Rebel 20. Popping for the Rebel 30 was a worthwhile upgrade for me. With the EL84's dailed in my amp can get the sound of a grindy buzzy Marshall JCM900. With the 6V6 side A clean sparkely bell tone much like a Fender Bassman can be achieved. With the combination of the 2 types of tubes selected tone vocabularies of all different colors can be achieved. I have the Tourmaster 212 which enables the amp to have plenty of bass response far beyond what other competitive amps in its class can achieve, Blackstar, Marshall, Vox, etc. As for controls all work well. The adjustment for power wattage does not work as some might think. Adjusting the power wattage affects the tone and the attack on the strings not volumn. I have had this amp at many size venues and it is able to be played at bedroom levels or at medium size auditorium levels. This is a boutique quality amp at a very affordable price.

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Rebel Rouser

I loved this amp...but I took it back and got the Renegade. There is a hiss on channel 1 clean. I think they should have separated the volume from the gain on...Read complete review

I loved this amp...but I took it back and got the Renegade. There is a hiss on channel 1 clean. I think they should have separated the volume from the gain on channel 1 clean. They are actually combined together in the volume. The gain inside the volume is wide open(according to Nate Williams from Egnater customer service), therefore, I believe that is where some or most of the hiss is coming from. I didn't notice the hiss in the guitar shop due to alot of other sounds going on around me. When I got it home I noticed it right away. For me, I needed to have a little bit more of a quiet clean channel. I think if they separated the volume and gain from one another and added a mid dial on channel 1 this amp would be it for me. As for the sound...it was very good and on both channels. Cleans were very clear on channel 1 and channel 2 was good and throaty. You can dial in almost any sound, minus of course any special effects, with a little tweaking. I took it back after Egnater customer service suggested removing and/or swithing tubes to isolate the hiss. It could also have been a bad power or preamp tube that was causing the hiss. I hope you don't have the same issue that I did.

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5.0

Why pay more?

By renee cole

from Lawton, OK

I know fans of high dollar amps are going to cringe when they hear it, but they wasted a lot of money. I bought the Rebel 30 at the OKC Guitar Center a month ago as my 55th birthday present to myself, I plopped it down on a Tourmaster 212X Cabinet and rolled it into practice. Jaws dropped when I plugged in. I will say I wanted the Renegade 68, but they were sold out. I am not in any way disappointed after getting the 30 home and giving it the shakedown cruise. Our lead guitarist has a Fender and I suspect he is slightly jealous. Or maybe he can hear someone besides himself now. I paid less for my amp and cab than he did for his combo. I have wheels, he doesn't. I have bright and tight switches, he doesn't. I have American sounding EL84's and British sounding 6V6's and he doesn't. I can change my tone to cover the Stones, AC/DC, Nazareth, ZZ Top and all of the lead tones on Hotel California and he has, well....a fender tone. If you want metal, get something else. If you are a classic rocker, buy this amp. I have nothing against Fender I play an American Strat HSS. I just did not want to pay 1500 for 95 pounds of non-versatility that I could not play in my house and stay married. I practice with the 30 on 1 WATT! Any more than that with any gain at all, it gets awesome pretty quick and our sound guy goes nuts. I put it on 25W last week, the drums and walls were buzzing, hehehe. They had to go outside for smokes and to wipe their tears. Hopefully we will play an outside venue in the Spring so I can try all 30-Watts. I had my earplugs in and it was like shooting a Casull 454. The thing goes way huge, I am not kidding. You just don't think 30-Watts could be that loud. The clean is pristine, the drive is surprisingly clean on low gain. Turn the gain over 50%, and you have a flamethrower. The 6V6's are luscious and creamy with just a bit of an edge. I find I love to practice once again. I can't believe that sound is coming out of my amp. I just expletive deleted love it. I am not a guitar god, but I have been around music my entire life. I could have spent more money, but why? I could not be happier. And you know what, it looks good and sounds good. What more do you want? Also, the little bluish-purple LED on the front is wicked looking. Kind of like Sauron's eye, man. It is saying, "I am on, bring it!"

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5.0

Very versatile amp - The Go To

By Glen Burns

from Yellowknife NT

I am an amateur by all definitions, but I still like quality gear. This amp has so many features built into that I am still figuring out what I prefer and how the various features interact. It is a lot of fun discovering the versatility of this amp. Like another reviewer stated, this amp is loud. I have not turn it past 12 yet. The tight and bright switches do may a noticeable difference on both the clean and gain channels. The 2 wattage knobs (one for each channel) allow you to dial in the high pre-amp gain sound, the EL84/6V6 tube overdriven sound, or anywhere in between. The DI out is handy to run to a mixer, then plug in headphones for late night practicing. I can still get the high gain sounds, but control the volume through the mixer to save my ears. Overall, this is the best amp that I have ever played or heard. I spent a lot of time reading the specs, reviews (print and video) and I was not disappointed, at all. Bruce Egnater delivered on features with this amp. The 1x12 closed-back cab has amazing bass response.

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5.0

Simple & Diverse

By Jay Hoskins

from Rockford, IL

This is easily the best amp I've ever had the opportunity to play including some that cost a lot more. I can get "the sound in my head" right out of the box. Every control does something useful and musical instead of just dishing up more or less of the same sound. The clean channel is fantastic and clear. You can get very fat jazz tones and beautiful Strat bell tones. You can also take the clean channel into distortion at high volumes by turning down the wattage knob (which decreases headroom instead of volume). I'm a blues fan and one of my favorite sounds is the soft breakup you can dial in on channel two (half gain, 1w, tight off, bright off, set tube mix and volume to taste.) Then set the guitar volume to just the right amount of break-up. The suggested bedroom metal setting yields an impressive smooth lead tone. Full lead with long sustain into harmonic feedback was easy to get too. The amp is transparent and everything I've plugged in is brilliant (Gibson Les Paul, US Fat Strat, Ibanez RG, and Hammer Hollow Body). I've never spent so many hours plugged straight in without any effects. This is also the first amp that I haven't felt the need to re-tube to make it "better" Some of the credit for the sound has to go to the Rebel 112x cabinet. It's very well matched to the amp. I tried my Mesa 2x12 with Celestion Vintage 60's. This sounded great too for straight ahead rock, but couldn't muster the impressive clean sounds you get from the Rebel 112x I also tried the Combo version of the Rebel-30 side by side and it doesn't have the same vibe or sound as having the separate head and cabinet. I think this is because the combo has a more open cabinet due to venting the amp where as the extension speaker is ported just right. I'm very pleased with purchase and haven't run across any cons yet.

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4.0

Good Tone but poor reliability

By Lionel HIll

from Sicklerville, NJ

This amp is a tone beast. ITS got all the features and sounds needed and it can be played at a reasonable volume i suggest you get a different cab because the matching cabs are ported for best response but the tend to make it boomy and muddy. that being said with some eq adjustments its ez to dial it out especially with the tight bright switches which work well. the wattage control is worthless on the amp in regards to volume but it does change the feel slightly. the tube mix actually will affect volume more where straight in between will give you the most volume and better sound, but the turning it to one side or the other will decrease the volume noticeably. Quality control is lacking because most stores never have functional amps and to many people have complaints about white noise or in my case channel switching didn't work. but if this is just a back amp or a another amp to add to your stable i say go for it. if your looking for one amp to use go with say a fender or a hand wired head only because replacement, service, and resale will be much better.

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5.0

From a digital amp player to a ALL TUBE in a flash

By Aaron

from las vegas nv

As soon as i played this beast i was just blown away you can get a very versatile tone range. From a johnny b good to Santana, rolling stones, to led Zeppelin, and ac-dc this amp is fantastic. On the clean setting i like using a chorus pedal but on this amp it doesn't need it because it gets such a great warm tone. I highly recommend for classic rock players. Iv yet to find anything bad about the amp, and recommended pedals i would use will be, a wah wah, volume, chorus/tremolo/phaser. other than that the amp is great on its own, but i like to just play classic rock and jazz stuff so idk about other players Its also very well made and i would only replace this amp with a bigger egnater

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5.0

Little Amp, Big Tone!

By Charlie Valdez

from Nashville, TN.

Pros: * This amp has great tone! Clean, dirty and distorted all sound great. The tones are so pure that they really bring out the character of each guitar you plug into it. * Don�ۡ���t let the 30 watts fool you, this thing is loud! I haven�ۡ���t been able to dime this thing at a gig yet. * The tube mix knob lets you blend power tubes which is a very cool feature. The EL84 side is great for humbucker pickups to give you that british growl. The 6V6 side sounds great with single coils pickups, especially on the clean channel. * Wattage knob allows you to dial in 1-30 watts of power. Don�ۡ���t be mislead to think this works as an attenuator because it doesn�ۡ���t. It�ۡ���s still very loud even at 1 watt. It works by lowering the headroom to give you more power tube saturation at a lower volume. Great if you are playing a small gig where you can�ۡ���t dime the volume. Just turn down the wattage until you get that fuzz and feel you are looking for. *Tight and bright switches for tone shaping. Use bright switch on the clean channel for added sparkle. Use the tight switch on the neck pickup to roll off any flubby low end. * The onboard digital reverb is nice. Not as good as spring reverb, but it will do. It also has spill over so when you switch channels the reverb gradually decays instead of getting cut off. * It�ۡ���s lightweight and very easy to transport. For rehearsals I take the head and 1 cab, for gigs I bring a 2nd cab. * Compared to the rebel 30 combo, the low end response is much better through a head and cabinet which gives it a bigger sound in my opinion. Cons: * There have been issues with tubes going bad and unfortunately I had the same experience. Initially, I bought the combo version and had to take it back twice because of faulty tubes. I decided to upgrade to the head version and haven�ۡ���t had any problems with it since. I�ۡ���m much happier with the head than the combo. * The reverb knobs are located on the rear panel and are difficult to adjust. * It would have been nice to have a Tube Mix knob for each channel. * The silent record doesn�ۡ���t sound good in my opinion. Just stick a mic in front of it. Summary: I�ۡ���ve owned this amp for over a year now and it still continues to impress me. I�ۡ���ve used it in a variety of live settings and it has performed very well. If you are concerned about faulty tubes, don�ۡ���t let it keep from experiencing this great amp. Just put some good tubes in it. I recently recorded in the studio with the Rebel 30 on a couple songs for a local artist in Nashville. So check out the songs and listen to the Rebel 30 for yourself. The songs I used the Rebel 30 on are Prince Charming and Long Road. http://www.reverbnation.com/ezellmusic

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5.0

The Sound I've Been Searching For

By Greg

from Kenosha, WI

Egnater amps are the best I've found. I own the Rebel 20, Rebel 30 and an Egnater 1X12 cab. All of the Egnater products are very dependable and I am extremely pleased with all of them. I don't have the words to describe just how elated I am with them. Let's just say I'd be heartbroken if something happened to them. I have lots of quality gear and I'd rank my Egnater Rebels at the top. The amps have very tweakable tone controls. I love a big bottom and the amps don't disappoint. They are fat but not flubby. Try them!

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5.0

Awesome

By Davie alston

from Cleburne texas

Hey Dudes I have played alot of amps but this little guy is the best i have ever found so far !!! If u haven't played one please do you and your guitar a favor. It's small but don't let that fool you ! I have stop looking for anything else now it's great !!!!!!!!

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3.0

Rebel Rouser

By Davis

from Austin, Texas

I loved this amp...but I took it back and got the Renegade. There is a hiss on channel 1 clean. I think they should have separated the volume from the gain on channel 1 clean. They are actually combined together in the volume. The gain inside the volume is wide open(according to Nate Williams from Egnater customer service), therefore, I believe that is where some or most of the hiss is coming from. I didn't notice the hiss in the guitar shop due to alot of other sounds going on around me. When I got it home I noticed it right away. For me, I needed to have a little bit more of a quiet clean channel. I think if they separated the volume and gain from one another and added a mid dial on channel 1 this amp would be it for me. As for the sound...it was very good and on both channels. Cleans were very clear on channel 1 and channel 2 was good and throaty. You can dial in almost any sound, minus of course any special effects, with a little tweaking. I took it back after Egnater customer service suggested removing and/or swithing tubes to isolate the hiss. It could also have been a bad power or preamp tube that was causing the hiss. I hope you don't have the same issue that I did.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp becomes AWESOME by changing one tube

By Soundmixer

from Philadelphia, PA

I auditioned pretty much every amp currently available under $1000 and chose the Rebel 30. Its incredibly pristine clean channel and its versatility were what did it for me. There was only one minor issue -- as a few other reviewers have pointed out, Channel 2 didn't *quite* give me the amount of distortion I wanted - it's got a bit of a bluesy classic rock tone overall. After doing a lot of research on Egnater's website, I discovered that there is one tube (tube "V2"), which is used exclusively by the higher-gain channel 2. The Rebel 30 ships with five SOVTEK 12AX7WA tubes, which are very clean sounding tubes but rather "polite". If you switch tube V2 (the one directly behind the left EL84, looking from the back) to the higher-gain SOVTEK 12AX7WB, you get the bite and tone you were probably looking for all along, and the beautiful clean channel remains unaffected. One more thing: The reverb that comes with it is decent, but to make this amp sound completely pro, I would recommend picking up an inexpensive (used) Lexicon or other rackmount reverb - just about any one will do. This made a big difference in my rig. Bottom line: I liked it a lot once I bought it, I LOVE it now. Without question this is the coolest amp under $1000 and gives a lot of more expensive amps a run for their money.

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