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Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier

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The Raven RG60 is perfect for rehearsal and small club performances. With 60 watts of power pumping through a custom-design 12" speaker, you'll have enough volume to get yourself heard. The aggressive... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Raven RG60 is perfect for rehearsal and small club performances. With 60 watts of power pumping through a custom-design 12" speaker, you'll have enough volume to get yourself heard. The aggressive distortion has an "in-your-face" attitude, and the built-in tuner provides pitch-perfect performance. The Raven RG60 is designed to work well with your effects pedals and it switches easily from rhythm to lead with an optional 2-button footswitch.

FEATURES

  • 60 Watts RMS
  • 12" Speaker
  • 2 footswitchable channels (footswitch NOT included)
  • Gain, Volume, 3-band EQ in Distortion Mode
  • Volume and separate 3-band EQ in clean mode
  • Reverb (footswitchable)
  • Built-In chromatic tuner
  • Extension speaker jack
  • (wired in series)
  • Effects Loop
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RavenRG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier
 
4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

May be the best value in serious solid state amps.

I don't understand the unwarranted hate for Ravens in other forums. It's very likely that the people who hate them don't own them, however. (Perhaps they assume they must be bad since they're...Read complete review

I don't understand the unwarranted hate for Ravens in other forums. It's very likely that the people who hate them don't own them, however. (Perhaps they assume they must be bad since they're solid state.) It seems also that a few reviewers here received some unfortunate defectives. Note the price, though: It's close in price to $150--not $1,500. $150 is very hard to part with--it isn't much, though, in the context of quality musical instruments. Sure, the Raven won't match a Marshall stack, Mesa, Fender, or other legendary tube amp. I love both the clean and gain channels from the RG60. Very good choice in tones--very smooth. Obviously, not everyone's favorites, though. Had no problems with the tuner--matched both Korg/Quik-tune--nifty (not a replacement, though). Heavy-duty road-worthy cab with a strong metal mesh front--I found the amp not to seem that heavy--it's very well balanced for carrying. For those of you starting out in guitar on a budget--I suggest skipping the low-end Vyprs, Spyders, and the Raven RG20--stretch things a little and start with this, instead--you'll find yourself a big step ahead "on the curve of knowledge." Then, if those competitor modeling "practice" amps still interest you, purchase one, or better yet, larger upgraded--even well-regarded tube versions! You'll get more bang for your buck if you decide to sell this for the upgrade than for those popular beginner modeling amps. Otherwise, you'll likely purchase some good pedals for this that mimic or greatly surpass beginner modeling amps' functions. You'll then learn about what you want to hear in a tube amp. You see, the RG60 has 60W and a powerful 12" speaker (pretty much unheard of in this price range): So, it's more powerful than popular solid-state beginner "practice" amps--better (true RMS) amp power comes from better heavy-duty circuitry generating far less heat, noise, and unwanted distortion. The result, predictably, is better tone. Given similar quality, 12" speakers surpass 10" and lesser. (These statements generally indicate some truth in this context of comparing solid state models.) So, the RG60 has a very good speaker and power--given a reasonable environment, it's certainly more than loud enough to jam and gig. You may hook it up very easily to a speaker cab. I own a Vox Valvetronix 30 as well--it's "warmer" in tone--thanks to its tube preamp (the Vox is smaller, yet, pricier)--nonetheless, I like the RG60 really well, though--I consider the amps pretty much equivalent--yet in differing contexts. (The RG60 is better with pedals and is louder--it has a different tone, yet not one that's inferior--the Valvetronix is a modeling amp offering many tones. The Vox VT-30 is today's updated counterpart.) Apples and Oranges. Thanks, GC and MF!: I don't know who is behind the design and fabrication of your Raven house brand: Surprisingly, though, this model is pretty good--not to mention an extraordinary value!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Eh, it's ok

I've been playing through this amp wih my fender strat for a couple months now. The first thing I'll say is that pedals are a necessity for good sound with this amp. The clean...Read complete review

I've been playing through this amp wih my fender strat for a couple months now. The first thing I'll say is that pedals are a necessity for good sound with this amp. The clean is ok, but it starts to break up with only half volume. The distortion is more or less terrible. So I keep it on clean and it's sounds pretty decent with my rp-50. but basically it's not a great quality amp. right now you can a fender 12" single speaker amp for the same price. Please buy that instead!

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(96 of 111 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By G Dogg

from Tracy

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

This is a great amp! I put it in my garage, cranked the volume, and wailed on that thing until every dog on my block started howling. The only problem is carrying it everywhere, but its a huge amp not meant to be carried for as long as i do. Great metal distortion and goes well with my B.C Rich Warlock. If you like metal and sound to burst your ear drums, this should do the trick.

(40 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

uncomprable performance and ease

By Nyck

from saratoga, new york

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

this is a great amp. period. wonderful tonal range. and no built in effects, which is what makes it so wonderful. it's just straight up distortion and clean. you can't beat the price either. great value and great tone. i'm in love with the straight fowardness and ease of use of this amp. definately a great investement

(36 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a great amp!!!!

By GuitarMan485

from Simpsonville, SC

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I love this amp! I have it with an Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar, and the sound quality is great! This amplifier has a gain control, 2 channels: Acoustic and Electric, and it has a reverb delay switch. I also turned it all the way up and it nearly blew my ears out. The treble switch is the loudest switch on this amplifier. This amp may not be very large, but it packs a BIG punch. This amp is LOUD. It's ideal for concerts, but you may not be able to hear the singer because it's so loud! This amp is amazing, 'nuff said.

(35 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this is a great amp!

By Russ

from Tennessee

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I got this amp about a week ago, it is amazing. its versatillity and wide range of sound capabilities destroy a line 6 anyday. the wattage is great for the price. it works well with my pedalboard.if you want a good amp with an awesome price, this is your amp.

(30 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2 loud for the room

By ralph

from pa.

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

i got this amp in feb. i had a peavey 65 for 22yrs till it gave up. got this for my b-day. i havent got past 2 on it!! this amp is a loud s o b . the dist. is great for 80s hair and 60s stuff. i use a zoom 1010 pedal on the cloean side for the effects. i switch to the dirty side for the dist. this is great for the money. i hope it last 10 yrs. buy it now!!!!!!

(29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

May be the best value in serious solid state amps.

By Geoffrey

from Edmond, OK

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I don't understand the unwarranted hate for Ravens in other forums. It's very likely that the people who hate them don't own them, however. (Perhaps they assume they must be bad since they're solid state.) It seems also that a few reviewers here received some unfortunate defectives. Note the price, though: It's close in price to $150--not $1,500. $150 is very hard to part with--it isn't much, though, in the context of quality musical instruments. Sure, the Raven won't match a Marshall stack, Mesa, Fender, or other legendary tube amp. I love both the clean and gain channels from the RG60. Very good choice in tones--very smooth. Obviously, not everyone's favorites, though. Had no problems with the tuner--matched both Korg/Quik-tune--nifty (not a replacement, though). Heavy-duty road-worthy cab with a strong metal mesh front--I found the amp not to seem that heavy--it's very well balanced for carrying. For those of you starting out in guitar on a budget--I suggest skipping the low-end Vyprs, Spyders, and the Raven RG20--stretch things a little and start with this, instead--you'll find yourself a big step ahead "on the curve of knowledge." Then, if those competitor modeling "practice" amps still interest you, purchase one, or better yet, larger upgraded--even well-regarded tube versions! You'll get more bang for your buck if you decide to sell this for the upgrade than for those popular beginner modeling amps. Otherwise, you'll likely purchase some good pedals for this that mimic or greatly surpass beginner modeling amps' functions. You'll then learn about what you want to hear in a tube amp. You see, the RG60 has 60W and a powerful 12" speaker (pretty much unheard of in this price range): So, it's more powerful than popular solid-state beginner "practice" amps--better (true RMS) amp power comes from better heavy-duty circuitry generating far less heat, noise, and unwanted distortion. The result, predictably, is better tone. Given similar quality, 12" speakers surpass 10" and lesser. (These statements generally indicate some truth in this context of comparing solid state models.) So, the RG60 has a very good speaker and power--given a reasonable environment, it's certainly more than loud enough to jam and gig. You may hook it up very easily to a speaker cab. I own a Vox Valvetronix 30 as well--it's "warmer" in tone--thanks to its tube preamp (the Vox is smaller, yet, pricier)--nonetheless, I like the RG60 really well, though--I consider the amps pretty much equivalent--yet in differing contexts. (The RG60 is better with pedals and is louder--it has a different tone, yet not one that's inferior--the Valvetronix is a modeling amp offering many tones. The Vox VT-30 is today's updated counterpart.) Apples and Oranges. Thanks, GC and MF!: I don't know who is behind the design and fabrication of your Raven house brand: Surprisingly, though, this model is pretty good--not to mention an extraordinary value!

(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crunchy goodness

By MetalMonster7267

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

The Raven RG 60 may not be a full stack, but it's got plenty of crunchy, aggressive, angry tone and power for the size and price! The 12" solid state speaker delivers a nice, versatile tone for any kind of metal or hard rock you want, and with separate equalizer knobs specific to the channel, you can switch from clean to distorted without missing a beat for flawless transitions! A perfect, cost-efficient purchase for beginners and experienced players alike!

(24 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best

By Phillip

from Greeneville

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

This amp is definetly the best in its range. The base on this thing is amazing, and so is the sound, it is pretty much uncomparable to any othere amps that is in its range.The only down about it is around 60 pounds.but whether ur playing in a band,or just playing around this is a great amp

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Robert

from valparaiso, IN

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

this is an absolutely amazing amp. the amp produces a very thick sound that is amazing. the distortion is very thick and strong and can make awesome palm mutes. unlike alot of amps, changing the settings change the sound very durastially producing many tones. the clean channel is also very nice. you can't go wrong with this amp -the pictures are decieveing, the amp is alot bigger than it looks

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWEET AMP!!!!!!

By Blacksabbathfan

from Titusville, Florida

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

This amp is great for most any tone, but is great at rock. For an example, on the overdrive channel (lead) i could get the tone of Metallica's "Enter Sandman", but on the clean channel (rythym), I could get Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama". The built in reverb is awesome, and the tuner is cool too. I would definetely reccommend this to a player of any style, performing of just learning.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of my favorite amps

By Anthony

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

VERY powerful for its size, haha my band doesnt let me turn it up all the way when we practice because then im the loudest. anyway, its powerful, sounds great, and has every effect you need. i mean, with the simple dials you can get anything from country blues to deathmetal. and its freakin cheap! i would reccomend this to anyone, and i couldnt be happier with it.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Amp For The Price

By RubberBandanist

from Huber Heights, Ohio

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

This is an amazing amp for the price. The Rhythm channel was a bit funky to start with until I got the hang of it. The Lead channel was great from the start. I plugged it up and got right to work and it was pretty much AMAZING!!!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a great amp!

By alex

from new lenox

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

i went to guitar center today, i had a mind set on the rg60, i got the rg100 but for some reason i cant find it on here but the rg 100 and rg60 are the samething just ones bigger, and lemme tell you, clean sound is amazing, distortion, pure asomeness! and it works great with pedals. what i love about it is that theres no fancy buttons and no fancy digital stuff and there is just reverb and tht is great, its just srait up. just a great amp, and for the price you cant beat it, i got the rg100 for 200$!!!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sounding amp for the best price.!!!

By J.D.

from Caddo, OK.

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

Ok for starters this amp couldn't look more beautiful and ooze heavy metal looks. It is very heavily built. And next comes the sound. This is my second amp and I am an intermediate player and I was blown away. It is very loud you don't even have to crank it all the way up to the 10 o'clock position to not hear yourself think.!!! It doesn't have any preset sounds but you can hook up an effect pedal and well you figure out what it is like...AMAZING!!!!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Yep!!!

By Brody

from Coarsegold Ca

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

Good amp very loud although you want to get some pedals such as the delta lab metal distortion and pedals of that sort.very loud but gets sort of fuzzy at around 7 but you can always buy a eminence texas heat speaker or a cabinet for it.but can play cafeterias and bars no problem.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

dont mess wit the raven

By Up Against It

from CT

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

i got this amp on christmas of '08. as soon as i took it out, i plugged it in and starting jamming away. i hooked it up to my old marshall amp and made a raven/marshall combo stack and it blew me away. just by itself the raven rg60 is a great piece of equipment. it beats line 6, peavy, and fender by a milestone.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome amp for the money..

By Jim S.

from lewiston, me

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I was in the market for an amp and it was a toss up over a 30 watt marshall or the 60 watt raven for the same price.. the raven won out and i couldn't be happier. i haven't even got to really crank it up, i put the volume at 3 and my girlfriend says "isn't that a bit loud?"..

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp for metal

By ScreamsOfTheFallen

from Ephrata PA

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I just got this amp a few weeks ago. I didn't expect much because of the low price, but the sound blew me away! It's great because you can run an additional cab through it, plus the built in gain and reverb eliminate the need for extra pedals. I'm currently running a Boss MT-2 and a Digitech BP-80 into it, and surprisingly enough, it sounded PERFECT when cranked the whole way (plus it's great for annoying the neighbors across the street).

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Glass like clarity, but hard edge gain; perfect harmony

By Ansley

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

What really stood out with the RG 60, is that the Rhythm channel is so clean and filling. I was amazed at the smoothness of the clean channel and how much it really surrounds you with a bluesy tone if you set the equalizers just right. When you add just the right amount of reverb (which I aware of until I brought it home) another level of creamy soloing could be layered on. What's also really sweet is that the Reverb is shared between the rhythm and lead channels, so that arena like sound can still be used in different channels. I'm not a total Gain head like some of my peers so the raven was a perfect balance between dirty and clean. There is enough gain to make heads bang, but just enough so you can still thrash open chords and pay a tribute to AC/DC. My only irk of the amp is that pinch harmonics are hard to do. I used to have a practice Aria amp with a cool cat metal pedal hooked up to it, so harmonics were easily voiced through the pedal. With the Raven it's a bit harder to do, since my set up is directly hooking up my guitar to the amp. But with that said, it was a great steal, the overall tone of the amp is to die for and it's big enough for a medium gig. The Volume it delivers is absolutely phenomenal. Go buy it, hands down.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Amp for the price

By guitarmanwiththemoney

from Pageland, SC

Comments about Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

This amp is good I bought it when i bought my new 2008 gibson les paul standard it wailed on my marshall jvm 410h and 1936 212 half stack oh yeah make it rain for it to be an offbrand its good for the money

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