You simply can't keep a good Robot down! The Evil Robot EVR-C30 combo amp is just as Evil as the Custom 214, but thanks to real-life robotics, the Evil Robot tone affordable for more guitarists than e... Read More
You simply can't keep a good Robot down! The Evil Robot EVR-C30 combo amp is just as Evil as the Custom 214, but thanks to real-life robotics, the Evil Robot tone affordable for more guitarists than ever. Four 6V6, three 12AX7, one 12AU7 and one 6AV6 are wrapped up nicely in a stylish package along with a single 12" speaker. The tube-buffered effects loop, two channels and controls offer you loads of options.
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Hi all, I am a big fan of the Evil Robot amps. I purchased one of the original, hand-wired combos in late-2010 and a head/cabinet version in 2011. I still own both amps and continue to be amazed by the tones I'm able to achieve. When I learned that Kasha Amps was going to produce a lower cost version of the Evil Robot (the C30), I thought it was a good idea but really wasn't sure it could be done - i.e didn't know if the great tone of the original ER could be reproduced in a lower-cost model. My doubts were put to rest when I received my C30 last week. It really is an unbelievable tone machine and the additional bells and whistles help it carve out its own sonic space. If I had to describe the tone by comparing it to the original ER, I would say that it absolutely captures the gritty, cutting tones AND expands the tonal palette with quite a bit more gain on tap. The channel switching improves on the "vintage" designs of the original ER and allows you to set separate crunch and clean tones. This makes the C30 an awesome "grab-and-go" amp. You don't need separate distortion/overdrive pedals to cover a wide array of tones. It's all inside the C30. I dialed in a killer tone on the 18 watt setting and wanted a bit more headroom, which was easy to achieve with a quick flip to the 30 watt setting. In the 30 watt setting, the tone cleaned up a bit, which will really help it cut through a band mix. The vibrato is also as nice as that found in the original ER. I don't use effects loops, so I can't comment on the loop in the C30. In addition to the tone, these aspects of the amp really impressed me: - The handle. It is heavy-duty and comparable to one that you would find on very expensive amps - The cabinet and the tolex. Both were absolutely flawless and redefine the term "cost-effective" when it comes to amplifiers. This amp is so well done - The silk screening. Vibrant and very nicely done - The knobs and switches. No plastic junk to be found. The metal switches are beefy and the knobs feel great. Very quiet too - A nice cover is also included. This was TOTALLY unexpected and a nice surprise To keep the cost at a good price point, the C30 ships with Chinese-made tubes. They just sound ok and you will benefit from a tube swap. I retubed with JJs and was very happy with the results. These reviews usually include comments on the price of the amp, so I'll simply say that it's just a great amp. The price is a bonus. If you're someone who gets too deep into the "hand-wired versus circuit board" debate, don't let the presence of a circuit board prevent you from checking out this amp. Before the internet, we would make gear decisions with our ears. If you use that method, the C30 will blow you away. Rock on Tone Junkies.
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